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Meet Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim Hires is known internationally for her work on burnout, leadership, and education. She is a Leadership Burnout Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Author, and host of the Leadership Antidote Podcast. Her client portfolio includes startups, small businesses and large organizations with over $1 billion in annual revenue. She combines formal analytical training and coaching to help Leaders develop the mindset and skills needed to become industry Leaders of today and tomorrow. Dr. Kim founded The Nightingale Firm in 2014 after surviving burnout and recognizing that Leaders are seldom trained on how to ensure their well-being. Today, she provides individual coaching services, team dynamic coaching, corporate training and speaking.


As Kimberly A. Hires, PhD, RN, her professional career includes degrees and experiences from some of the top institutions in the US including Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Miami. She is an award-winning former professor and leader development expert. 


Corporate clients include: various agencies under InterPublic Group (IPG) (Kinesso Matterkind, Acxiom, and Initiative Agency), Civic Entertainment Group, Hunter PR, Advocate Aurora Health, Alcorn State University, Georgia State University, Georgia Healthcare Association, Georgia Department of Public Health, Wellstar Health System, BlackRock, Planned Parenthood, University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa), Arizona State University, Arizona Department of Child Services, Global Ties US, United States Department of State, Square Trade, D2L, Perkins+Will, and American Institute of Architects. Individual Coaching Clients hold leadership positions with Amazon, Disney, McKinsey & Company, Silicon Valley Bank, US Department of Defense, Humana, SallieMae, Media Brands, Emory University Health System, National Athletic Association, Civic Entertainment Group (a Seacrest Global Group Company), Invisalign, AetnaCVS, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and more. Through a partnership with GDS Summits, Dr. Kim also facilitated group sessions with executives from Boeing, Microsoft, Google, WellsFargo, TrueReligion, Advance Auto Parts, The Carlyle Group, L3Harris Technologies and ZF Group.


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