When I was growing up, I never expected to join the corporate world. I dreamed of becoming a psychologist and focused my undergraduate education on preparing for a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. My plans were derailed shortly before applying to graduate school because I didn’t feel I could afford to spend five more years as a full-time student. Instead, I found a position at EMC through a personal connection and built a successful career managing strategic partnerships.
In my corporate role, I quickly learned that a psychology background was an important asset. I intuitively understood, in a way that many others didn’t, how to build strategic alliances, assert influence without authority, and effectively manage office politics. And I observed how high-potential professionals struggled with confidence issues and self-doubt that kept them from reaching their career goals.
As a manager and mentor, I coached professionals to strengthen their skills in these areas and develop the confidence they needed to move ahead. When I left my corporate role after my oldest son was born in 2010, I decided to leverage my professional experiences and launch my own business empowering emerging and established leaders to reach their full potential.
I’ve now had the privilege to coach hundreds of talented, high-potential leaders, individually and in groups. Each time I partner with a new client, I feel genuinely honored to share in their career growth and leadership development. The extraordinary results these leaders experience inspire me to do the work I love.
Kim Meninger holds a BA in psychology and MBA from Boston College. She is an ICF-Certified and CCE Board Certified Coach with certifications in career, executive, and leadership development coaching. She also has a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.
In addition to coaching, Kim serves in a number of volunteer capacities. She is a member of the Council for Women of Boston College (CWBC) where she co-leads two of the group’s signature events. Kim also acts as Co-Chair of the Networking Committee for the Boston Chapter of the Boston College Alumni Association and is a member of the Boston College Alumni Education Advisory Council.
Kim demonstrates her commitment to the development of women leaders as Co-Chair of Alliances for WITI’s Boston Network, building relationships between WITI and local corporate and community women’s groups. She serves as a mentor for WOMEN Unlimited’s IMpower and LEAD programs, focused on the development of women leaders. And she is a member of Ellevate’s Boston Chapter.
Kim is incoming President of the Groton Board of Trade, focused on developing a thriving community for local businesses in Groton, MA. She also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Center at Groton.