About Kimberley Dawn

Kimberley Dawn is a professionally trained and certified Small Business and Life Coach through The Coaches Training Institute. She works with Trapped Professionals, Creative Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners to help them take positive action in their lives and businesses. Kimberley Dawn co-creates strategic and meaningful roadmaps to guide clients through the minefield of entrepreneurship. Kimberley Dawn can help you feel like you matter. Because you do. She can help you build something that matters. Because you can.

Grief, Interrupted

grief / grēf /  noun • deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone's death. sorrow, misery, sadness, anguish, pain, distress, heartache, heartbreak, agony, torment, dejection, despair; mourning, mournfulness, bereavement. "she was overcome with grief" At some point in our lives, we will all be met by Death. That part of life is expected. What comes completely out of left field is the way grief touches us. When I was [...]

Are you a People Pleaser?

Caveat: This is not a post bashing people pleasers. Making people happy is a gift + a pleasure. I myself am impassioned to help people feel that they intrinsically matter. Because they do. However, if my actions are not aligned to my own wants/needs the act of pleasing people becomes fertile ground for resentment + [...]

Uncomfortable Conversations: What’s in it for me?

This is going to be quick + dirty, and very much unlike uncomfortable conversations in real life. What is an uncomfortable conversation? An uncomfortable conversation is one that ends with consequences. However + whatever the situation is like now, is not necessarily how it will be by the end of the conversation. These chats usually occur [...]

I’m Not Good Enough: Waging War on your Inner Critic

For me, 2016 was mentally, spiritually and emotionally charged. It was 366 days of face plants and feeling not good enough, peppered with some of the most soul-liberating experiences of my life. I became part of a tribe that breathed oxygen into the embers of my soul; I found a man that sees the world [...]

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Business Coach

I am overwhelmed and oh-so-honoured by the welcome + acceptance I've received in Q4 of 2016 from various social media outlets. Back in October, the beautiful ladies of YYC Girl Gang in Calgary, Alberta asked me to be a guest blogger for their site; one that is dedicated to my local bad ass boss babes [...]

Coaching: Top 3 Most Common Misconceptions

Recently it struck me that there are hundreds of misconceptions about Coaching — at least in Calgary anyway. I’ve been told Coaching is an easy job because I only have to agree with my clients (false!). I’ve been told Coaching must be a sad job because I only work with people who are struggling and depressed (false!). [...]

By | 2017-09-04T14:13:55+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: About Coaching, About KD, Entrepreneurs, For Creatives|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Being An Entrepreneur SUCKS! And what you can do about it.

Let's be real, shall we? Sometimes being an entrepreneur SUCKS! Yeah, I said it. The suckage could put Dyson to shame. But, before you get the wrong idea, let me preface my post with this: I wouldn't have my life any other way -- but that doesn't make entrepreneurship easy! Being an Entrepreneur can be heartbreaking Oh. My. [...]

How to be Fear-Positive

Lately, I've been discussing the business of being busy and KD and You's ANTI-Busy Revolution. Today, I'd like to take a stroll into fear and what what it means to be what I call, Fear-Positive. I'm sure you've had those nights where you woke up at 3:00am, panicking for no reason. Maybe it's the fear of never seeing another [...]

2016: Views from my Rearview Mirror

2016 is slipping into my rearview mirror, and everyone is in reflection mode. As I sit here in my childhood bedroom, I remember the word that struck me on the final chime of Big Ben's toll: turbulent. Somehow, I knew 2016 would be a year unlike any other and she did not disappoint. But my silver-lining [...]

By | 2017-08-29T18:12:41+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: About KD, Inspiration, Self-Discovery|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Making Your 2017 Goals Work For You

2017 Goals are on the brain over at KD and You. We are just days away from 2017 and I had the distinct pleasure of guest blogging for my fellow badass boss babe, Britt over at Bourbon and Honey. If you know me, you know I'm not a fan of highly structured or regimented plans. [...]

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