Author, woman, mother, grandmother, parent coach, foster parent, encourager, child and youth counsellor
Kim works with parents to build communication, community, courage, clarity, and care.
When you meet me you say,
"Grandma K! That's cute, but you're not really a grandma, are you?"
Yes I am!
Who I work with
I work with parents who are tired of guilt driving their parenting and instead want a strong connection with their children. Parents who are hungry to sustain healthy communication with their kids, and offer them mentoring and a community.
I work with parents who want to be the number one educators in their child's lifeāthe ones who are willing to learn how to speak about life's tough topics BEFORE they become an issue.
I also work with community support workers, schools, mentors and the greater community, to promote a philosophy of prevention throughout the early years of 7 through to 16.
My Professional Background
I began working as a coach in 1989 when I became a Life Skills Coach
through the YMCA. I then worked to support persons with disabilities to live independently. I returned to school as an adult and graduated with honours as a Child and Youth Counsellor
. This led me to work with youth in community settings, and in my home as a foster parent to twelve children. During my time as a parent, I completed my first published book: Wishing; Diaries of a Teen Pregnancy.
I also bring some specialized training to my coaching: Sexual Health Awareness, Addictions and Family Dynamics of Addiction. I am also a Certified Master practitioner of NLP, (Neuro-linguistic programming
I regularly speak with organizations, service clubs and various media
about parenting skills, needs and values.
I've lived an interesting and colourful life. I draw on my unique experiences and the healing knowledge that's come from them. I'm a straight shooter and will support you 110% when you're giving your all.
Time is precious and now is the time for you to shift the way you are living with your children. Not later, now! If you've read my book, Wishing; Diaries of a Teen Pregnancy, you know that your role as a parent today calls on you to raise your consciousness and conversations with your children at a much earlier age (7 and up), to help them make healthier choices in this 21st century world.
I know you can do it!
I know I can help.
Find out about the types of coaching packages we offer.
Associations and Memberships
Member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors OACYC
Member of the Ottawa Youth Sexuality Coalition
Founding member of CoachVille
Director of Programming 04-06 Ottawa Chapter of ICF
(ICF-International Coaches Federation)