Kimberly Cullen

Believe in the possible.

KIMBERLY CULLEN brings to personal and professional coaching over two decades of helping people live into their potential.  A veteran educator, leader and coach, Kimberly supports those who seek change or growth by helping them find their own way. 

With an authentic, compassionate, and balanced approach that is forward-thinking yet grounded in the present, Kim will help you live into your potential.  

Be your best self.

Why Coaching?


In our personal and professional lives, we juggle a lot of balls, and sometimes, it can feel a little overwhelming. As humans committed to doing our best and making the most out of our time here on this planet, we sometimes trip over looming questions like What next? How do I navigate the uncertainty? How do I deal with the stress? How do I reach my goals? What are my goals? How can I better support my kids as they grow?  Why do I keep making the same mistakes? Why am I afraid of success or failure or love or loss or…?  How do I let go?  How can I make better choices? How do I make this change I am seeking?

In coaching, we partner with the sole purpose of supporting YOU to clear the path so that you can identify and do those things that will make your life more fulfilling, meaningful, successful. The role of the coach is to believe in YOU, help you uncover your strengths and the possibilities in them, support your growth, challenge you to reach higher, help you plan and celebrate your victories.

What my clients are saying

Kim helped me map out some long term career goals and provided me with some guidance on how best to approach those goals. It definitely helped me have a better vision of my future.

Ben, age 36

Madrid, Spain

I came to Kim to help me start thinking about the best way to make a transition in my career. The sessions we had were fun, honest and very insightful. She opened my eyes to a world of opportunity and helped me identify the barriers that were holding me back.

Camila, age 23

London, UK

I had many, major life decisions come up in one month’s time. I was overwhelmed. I felt like I was not able to put all of the life pieces of the puzzle together. Through talking, Kim helped me build the frame of the puzzle and once the frame was built, I just filled in the pieces.

Kathy, age 58

St. Paul, Minnesota

Turning challenge into opportunity.

Personal & Professional Coaching


From young adults to parents to emerging professionals to seasoned leaders, Kimberly Cullen supports individuals or small groups who are looking to change or grow. 

Combining her profound interest in empowering people to design their own success with her 23 years of experience in education as a teacher, counselor and administrator, Kimberly helps her clients clear their own paths to make change and growth possible.  

Kimberly is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

"Well done is better than well said."  Benjamin Franklin.

Supporting School Leaders and School Communities

Coaching for and in Schools


Schools constantly work hard to ensure that students are prepared for a dramatically different future, and seismic shifts are taking place in how school communities are experiencing teaching and learning.  Coaching can provide foundational support to school leaders, educators, parent communities and the students themselves as they adjust to changing paradigms and evolving school culture.   

Schools with "coaching cultures" generally stop at instructional coaching - this is not enough.  Growth is sustainable with a strong coaching culture that is found at all levels, among all constituencies and is modeled by governance and school leaders.  Never has it been more critical than now that our leaders demonstrate the importance of visible learning & growth by engaging in it themselves.

Kimberly's extensive experience in K12 education from operations through instructional leadership gives her the unique ability to both step back and dig in. By partnering with education leaders to engage in a coach-approach to change and growth, Kimberly's work can ultimately benefit an entire school community. 

Kimberly is a licensed Coaching Clinic facilitator through Coach U, and her work with administrators and teacher leaders can be foundational for building a culture of coaching in learning organizations and schools.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."  Abraham Lincoln

Believe in the possible. 
Be your best self. 

Lifting others.

Empowering Women


Kimberly supports all women at the cross section of work and family life, supporting them to develop their own pathways.  From emerging or seasoned professionals who want to stretch themselves and continue personal development to those in middle life seeking new challenges, Kimberly's focus is to empower women to be their best selves. 

Kimberly's experience as a school leader, combined with her passion for lifting others and her ultimate belief in the power of the individual, enable her to approach coaching with a profound belief in the possibilities. Change is possible. Growth is fundamental.   

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.  
Maya Angelou

About Kimberly Cullen 


A writer, coach, and international educator, Kimberly has spent more than two decades helping people grow and succeed.  Through her various roles in teaching, counseling, instructional leadership, operations management (development and alumni relations, communications and marketing, events), and accreditation coordination, Kimberly has supported thousands of young people, parents, teachers, and school leaders through learning and change. 

Kimberly is an American citizen, raised in Sao Paulo, Dallas and Madrid. ​ As an adult "Third Culture Kid", she brings perspective, compassion, integrity, collaboration, and commitment to her work. Kimberly offers a balanced approach to coaching through challenge and change that is forward thinking, yet grounded in the present.   

Kimberly is a member of the International Coaching Federation. 

Kimberly Cullen believes in the possible, and aims to help others live into their potential.

Client Profiles

* Educator in mid-thirties considering a career in administration
* Young professional looking at changing career path
* Professional in early forties planning to launching a new business
* Wife and mother in middle life considering next steps now that children are getting older
* Professional of 30 years exploring major life changes
* Experienced professional wanting to get organized in order to improve time management
* Parent seeking to improve communication with growing children
* Recently promoted manager, seeking to grow and enhance leadership skills
* Educator wanting to put their best foot forward in application materials and interviewing while looking for a new international post

Why Kimberly

She promotes commitment, integrity and being bold.
She supports initiative and responsibility.
She celebrates courage and authenticity.
She believes in balance and kindness.
She helps others live into their potential.