Our Power and Responsibility to Decrease Discrimination at Work

In the news, on LinkedIn, as I talk to clients I’m hearing the statements companies are making in support of promoting diversity and inclusion. I’m heartened by the donations being made, diversity data being made public, and the commitments to learn and do more. These are great steps; however,  lasting transformation starts with leaders doing our part to change the … Read More

Attend to Yourself First to Lead Through Systemic Racism

Across the world, people are taking to the streets and taking a knee to protest systemic racism. The images seen in videos and print will be forever burnt into our minds. Protests aren’t just happening in our city centers, I watch on Facebook as the comments become the space for wars of words of what’s right or wrong. Clients have … Read More

Navigating the Pendulum of Shame, Blame, and Anger

At work and in life, we long to be heard, respected, considered, and seen. It’s the dignity all women and men deserve. I speak with so many female leaders that stay quiet. Through cultural conditioning, inherited family systems, and false beliefs they’ve taken on. We stay quiet. What I hear… “I’ll hurt someone.” “I don’t know enough.” “I’m not ____ … Read More

Choose the Right Executive Coach For You

Maybe you’ve heard about coaching and are curious about what it is and if it’s right for you. If you type “coaching” into Google search you’ll find definitions, links to learn coaching as a skill, and common coaching questions. Type in executive coaching and it’s a mix of coaching agencies and universities marketing their Executive Coaching Programs. For many of … Read More

Your 2020 Personal Guide to Thrive

Kim-Elisha Proctor is an Executive Coach, teacher, and writer. For over 15 years, she has worked with companies at all stages of growth and understands 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 support leaders to enhance their performance, impact, purpose … Read More

Let’s Thrive in 2020, Together

I recently heard the question, “If not now, when?” and the phrase “We are defined by what we tolerate.” These phrases have been working me! I decided that this is the year I want to take my curiosity for minimalism and simplicity and apply it to not just external things, but internally to the way I look at the world … Read More

Be With Your Feelings First

Our brains love to tell stories! Our brains are masters at it. Stories are how we organize our thoughts and explain the emotions our bodies feel. It’s natural for us to want to make sense of the world around us and the world within us.If you meditate you know what I mean. As a beginning meditator, you are told to find a comfortable sitting … Read More

Tending to Diversity & Inclusion As a Leader

Leaders sit in a unique position with the power and privilege to make decisions every day. You may not think about it, but your decisions shape the culture of your team, the structure of work and the systems we work and live in. During the last couple of years, diversity at work has changed. Gendered restrooms are up for debate, … Read More

Prepare For Your Next Promotion

As we head into the last months of the year, companies begin to plan their end of year reviews and leaders begin to envision the goals they would like to tackle next year. If you’ve realized you are ready for more responsibility and to take on bigger challenges as a leader, or you want to get ready than read on … Read More

Networking When You Don’t Feel Confident- Part Two

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Among my clients, networking is probably one of the least utilized skills. It’s also for many, one of the most challenging and uncomfortable activities that pulls them out of their comfort zone. Given that most women are great at forming and building relationships, you’d think we’d be great at networking. In order to succeed in your career, it’s important to … Read More