Hi Friends, I'm Kimberly.
Wife and Mother of 3.
Speaker and Author.
I've worked with women and women groups for
over 20 years. I've had some different titles in my
background including entrepreneur, women’s
ministry coordinator, college staff member, and
stay at home mom. As important as those titles
were, they didn’t compare to other unique titles I
had to overcome.
A Former Queen of Quit:
I’m a former reigning queen of quit. I would start
so many things then quit when it became too
difficult. I was great with signing up to start
something but not always crossing the finish
line. Eventually, I learned how to put the right
pieces together to become a finisher. To date, I
have finished many 5K races, 10K races, 2 half
marathons, obstacle courses, mud runs, and 5
sprint triathlons. After many years of trying, I’ve
finally dethroned the queen of quit and went
from the side lines to the finish line!!!
Poster Woman for Hiding Behind A Smile:
I could have been the poster woman for hiding
behind a smile and not letting
anyone know the inner turmoil that I felt. For a
long time, I watched life from the side lines
wanting to find the best way to navigate my way
in. Why was it so easy for others and not me?
Why did I always feel so invisible to others? Were
most women faking the smiles like I was?
Depression was such a struggle in my life that I
almost lost my family. Fighting the depression
battle was one of the hardest things I have ever
done. Honestly, I can’t say that I’m a depression
survivor because I still struggle to stay out of the
depression pit sometimes. Over the years, I’ve
learned my triggers and remedies to maintain a
healthy well-being. I’ve developed a formula that
helps me to start and finish things as well as stay
emotionally, spiritually and physically engaged.
The right formula for me? It’s simple –
Jesus, Exercise, and Connection to Others.
My Favorite Title Now -
I want to help you in your journey to create a
successful formula in cultivating a real
connection to Jesus, Others, and
Yourself. I want to help you connect with yourself
so you can stop watching life from the side lines
and enjoy crossing the finish lines.
We live in a time where real connection is
avoided. Women often have their guard up and
only want others to see what they want
them to see. I know because I lived that way for a
long time. Women can be very hurtful.
We all have wounds caused from another
woman. Those wounds don't have to define us;
they don't have to prevent us from having
positive friendships with women.
Learning that quality over quantity is what
matters when having real connections.
Over the years, the Lord has blessed me with real
and honest connections with other women.
Women friends can be a huge
source of encouragement and support.
It is my prayer that we can all let our guard down
and have a real connection community -
a community where women build each other up
instead of tearing each other down,
community where women can open up and be
honest with who they are.
FUN FACTS ABOUT KIMBERLY
MY FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:
"In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by
action, is dead." James 2:17
THINGS I LOVE:
laughing, dark chocolate, everything pumpkin, lattes,
private time with each of my 3 kids, corny jokes, the fall season,
romantic movies, entertaining in my home, traveling, organizing,
meaningful discussions with other women, wearing tutus
- BS in Education from College of Charleston
- Master's of Education from University of South Carolina
- Worked with women students at
College of Charleston,
Western Kentucky University,
and Francis Marion College