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Effective Leadership is an Emotional Experience: The Power of EQ for Women Entrepreneurs and Founders

- MDT 24
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Kim West
Navigating the Knot, Founder, Consultant & Coach

Kim West (JD/MBA, Certified Coach, and Certified Divorce Specialist (CDSTM)) is the founder of a company called Navigating the Knot. She works as a consultant and coach specializing in the marriage and divorce process, providing clients nationwide with clarity and guidance on either end of marriage – from educating them on what they need to know before getting married to advising those approaching, going through, or looking to recover from divorce.


Kim has a law degree and an MBA from the University of Colorado and comes from a corporate background, having worked for companies like Fitbit and Zayo Group. 


After going through a rough divorce in her 20s, she discovered firsthand how painfully little she had known about both marriage and divorce despite coming from a legal background. So in 2017, she chose to turn her pain into her purpose and left the corporate world to start her own company providing education and support to others surrounding marriage and divorce. Kim offers one-on-one coaching services to clients nationwide via phone, Skype, or Zoom video calls.

When she isn't assisting clients, Kim enjoys rock climbing, running, hiking, snowboarding, and mountain biking. She loves to travel, spend time with her dog (a puggle named Clover), and forge new connections.

Dr. Ali Hill
Sound Advice Women, Founder

During this session, Dr. Ali will discuss the human skills leaders need to succeed as they start and grow their own ventures. Opening with how to operationalize authenticity, moving into empathy and how it is our real-life version of a human super-power, following with active listening technique, and wrapping up with strategies for meaningful self-reflection, Dr. Ali offers participants an interactive talk that gets to the foundation of our biggest assets in business - our relationships with ourselves and others.

** We'd love for anyone to join us during this session who feels that "woman" is a salient part of their gender identity.