kim richards - Entrepreneur
A lifelong learner and insatiably curious about everything, especially understanding people, Kim has spent much of her career tempering expertise with experience and refining her personal leadership and effectiveness at large and complex Fortune 100 companies. Realizing she could have more personal impact at smaller firms, she sought out experiences at more intimate start up companies and high growth organizations. She built the vision, model and roadmap to integrate effective business and people practices and is recognized as a thought leader and innovator in how to not just get improved performance but rather HOW to engage heart, mind and spirit to earn respect and commitment. Kim is able to blend her scientific background with the art of connecting with people to have them rally around a unified vision. Kim is active in her community and seeks to live out what she teaches. The greatest joy and most profound growth and influence on Kim as a friend, teammate, partner or leader has come through the blessing of a family with two amazing children. "Everyday they teach and challenge me to live my beliefs, to lead them authentically from the heart and to embrace my humility."