According to Gallup, 51% of employees are not engaged and are actively looking for a new job. Combined with the current political and socio-economic climate in the U.S. it is a time that calls for strong female leadership. Companies need leaders with vision to bring out the genius in others and re-engage people in their work and lives.
With 51% of women making up the professional population, it's time for strong and smart women to lead us in overcoming stereotypes and unconscious biases. Every day there are more examples of women successfully standing in their self-acceptance, authenticity, and inner authority with courage, clarity, and wisdom to accomplish great things.
My work and all the resources I share exist to evoke your potential and inspire empowered action so you can move forward and do what matters most.
We need more leaders...
- Empowered, authentic, and present
- Risking discomfort to speak up
- Taking courageous action
- Women who are strong, vulnerable and gentle
- Uncovering bias, questioning privelege, challenging norms and changing work structures that no longer serve us
- Advocating & empowering others genius
Why am I here?
I believe in a world where humanity lives in harmony with each other and the earth, able to become according to their highest potential, while being deeply connected, completely seen, vital and well.
The key is you and me.
Who you are is how you lead, and this is what the world needs. The wisest you to be courageous and speak up. For each woman and man, to be a leader who is willing to step into discomfort to lead beyond our personal limiting stories, doubt, and fear to create a new human narrative at work, in our communities and homes.
It's about each of us leading at our best.
Our unique contribution is to engage leaders; whether they are entrepreneurs, emerging leaders or seasoned executives in the hopes of disrupting personal limiting beliefs, cultural norms, and work structures so each person can cultivate their courage, clarity and wisdom to lead change.
We weave together models of change, adult development theory, and new world views such that leaders are in touch with their self-awareness, courage, inner authority, creativity, humanity, and dignity while ennobled by the magnificence, mystery, and opportunity of what is possible for humanity at this time.
My intent is first and formeost to be the best leader I can be by practing: courageous authenticity, integrity, purpose, integrity, fierce grace, curiosity, candor with heart, while being generative, kind, and a bit mischevious. If I can embody these values, my clients clients can do the same. To strive for anything less would be out of integrity. I don't claim to be an expert or master, to know all the answers or the way. I too am a pilgrim on the path. Dedicated to leading at my best and being a guardian for your dreams, as so many have been for me.
So as Mary Oliver wrote "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
About Kim-Elisha, MSOD
Kim-Elisha Proctor is an Executive Coach, teacher, and writer. For over 15 years, she has worked with companies at all stages of growth including IBM, HP, PayPal, and eBay. With positions in Engineering, IT, Product Management, and Organization Development; she is equipped with an understanding of the complexity of organizations and leadership that is needed for success. Whether one-on-one coaching, with groups or delivering leadership development programs, her passion is the same: to evoke the potential in leaders and inspire courageous action so that they change the world.
Kim-Elisha has coached leaders in India, Singapore, and the United States. She has helped all levels of leaders from CSuite to new managers. Her clients appreciate her deep listening, witnessing, and ability to attune to critical moments to know when to challenge a client’s thinking while providing clear and direct feedback. Drawing on her strategic and systems approach with her knowledge of adult development, theories of change, and creative problem solving; Kim-Elisha is able to accelerate her clients' transformation.
Kim-Elisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Management Information Systems and Human Resources from the University of Arizona and a Master's of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University. Her thesis was on "The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Achieving Success for Women in Engineering and Technology". To learn more, her complete bio can be found on LinkedIn.