101: Kim Eisenberg on the Journey from Angst to Confident Ease

ConfidentKim Eisenberg is a Career Counselor and an Organizational Development Consultant who helps people and businesses create healthy relationships with work. She blends her expertise in corporate career services, counseling, and organizational leadership to deliver candid, strengths-based approaches to career and business development.

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Playing Small Moment

Kim noticed her playing small moment after she first started her own business. Kim was fearful that she wasn’t making enough money, so she went out and got herself a full-time job. This job was a step down from what she was doing in the past and ended up being a complete disaster after only one month.

The Wake Up Call

Although Kim doesn’t like to focus on aha moments, she does remember some wake up calls. While Kim was working at the full-time job mentioned, she received high praise from one of her clients that she was coaching at the time. During this time, Kim also heard one of her research papers was being published by a peer review journal.

Style of Leadership

Kim has two different styles of leadership: situational and strength-based. She realized that people perceive themselves as much smaller than the world perceives them. Kim loves to delegate and feels that being the boss doesn’t mean she knows it all. Kim surrounds herself with people who have talents that she doesn’t have.

What Are You Excited About?

The launch of her programs geared toward woman negotiating. Kim doesn’t just mean negotiation for jobs; she is talking about all aspects of life.

Leadership Practice

Kim practices active listening. She believes the more substance the better. She also practices being a leader who can be in the present moment with people and not think about her own agenda.

Book to Develop Leadership

Body of Work by Pamela Slim

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Kim would tell her younger self that the entire world is not falling apart. Just hang in there and keep chipping away at it.

Inspirational Quote

No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Strive to be happy.

— Excerpts from the poem Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

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