Presenter: Kimberly R. Houston
Principle centered leadership is a critical framework toward the practice of guiding professional behavior, building strong relationships and sustaining career and personal success. Women as a group intuitively exude positive attributes and innate characteristics which can significantly increase their leadership acumen, leverage their team contributions and spark principled action across in all areas of their lives – business and personal. This interactive session will encourage participants to explore their “female assets and strengths” through an action focused lens of principled leadership practice. How can women use these “female virtues” to bolster the energy and spirit they bring to teams, to their leadership assignments and ultimately to their long-term life and career?
Participants…come prepared to understand that “girls’ principles” are a new power strategy for growing leadership acumen, confidence and presence.
About Kimberly Houston
Kimberly R. Houston has 35+ years leadership experience in business, philanthropy, and development. She is a 2012 Dow Corning retiree who led strategic corporate initiatives in her roles as Chief Diversity Officer, Global Community Relations Director and President, Dow Corning Foundation. Post retirement, she headed corporate and foundation development at Central Michigan University. In this role she built new philanthropic relationships across the state and helped facilitate one of CMU’s largest private foundation gifts. Kim has generously shared her gifts as a community volunteer leader with organizations like the American Heart Association, The Saginaw Promise, the Delta College Board of Trustees and the Michigan Non-Profit Association. She’s a 2007 “inaugural” graduate of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Leadership Institute and received the International Athena Award in 2012 from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce.
Kimberly initiated her consultancy in 2013 with a mission to bring positive energy and talent to making communities stronger. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from Fisk University and Case Western Reserve University (respectively); her practice is focused on organizational consulting & facilitation, public speaking and leadership coaching. Kimberly is a change agent at heart who advocates passionately for exemplary leadership development, the value of diversity to collective decisions and the power of cultural inclusion. Kim is a CQ Certified Advanced Professional by the Cultural Intelligence Center, LLC. She is also a CCF Certified Coach Practitioner and has a kindred affinity for promoting the development and advancement of women and professionals of color. Kim is well-respected, is known to ask pointed questions and to challenge colleagues to think innovatively and collaboratively for win-win-win solutions. Kimberly is a lifelong learner who is immensely grateful for her experiences and is motivated by the spirit of Luke 12:48: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” She aspires daily to share love, bless others and experience joy.
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