Performance Coach & Business Strategist
Kimberly Kleiman-Lee knows that humans are the most interesting part of work. She attributes any career success to her insatiable curiosity and voracious desire to learn about humans at work and in groups. She’s a pattern studier and tirelessly seeks innovative ways to help leaders thrive. She, like others, thinks the world is in the midst of a leadership crisis. Thus, Kimberly launched her consultancy to transform leaders into the curious, compassionate, and global stewards our future deserves.
Kimberly served General Electric for 20 years; with her final 7 years teaching and coaching at Crotonville (GE’s corporate university). Her team led the company’s Culture and Leadership Learning & Development strategy and solutions for 330,000 employees. Her honest, intuitional, and methodical approach to individual and team development earned her the respect of leaders throughout GE. In addition to serving her team, her individual work focused on GE’s top 5,000 leaders – teaching, coaching, provoking, and inspiring change.
She prides herself on evolving coaching engagements into trusted partnerships focused on actions and outcomes. Kimberly’s methodical approach aims to assess talent and then use that data to design coaching plans that build personal capability and impact a business’ bottom line. You can hear her thoughts on human performance during her weekly podcast series “Do I Dare” wherever podcasts are played.
Her workshops and keynotes engage the ‘Whole Human’ often with humor, rarely with PowerPoint, Kimberly believes the best way to learn about the world is to be out in it. Thus, her students find themselves in a Maasai village in Northern Tanzania, doing chores at a horse farm in Wyoming, walking the battlefields of Normandy, lost in Manhattan, or training with the Israeli army. She thrives on helping humans simplify their approach to leading in this fast-paced, sometimes chaotic, and always uncertain world.
Kimberly obtained her BA from the University of Wisconsin Madison and her Masters in Adult Education and Leadership Studies from Loyola University, Chicago. She is a hopeful guitarist, triathlete, certified Black Belt (Six Sigma kind), Siberian Husky lover (x3), die-hard Packers fan, and still doesn’t understand why humans under the age of 20 only ‘selfie’ 1/2 of their face for Snap. Kimberly lives in Delafield, Wisconsin with her husband of 22 years, Bob, and their 3 children: (Katie, Alyssa, and Sam).