Working together one-on-one, Kim can help you develop resilience to meet both the joys and struggles of life with balance and compassion, and to cultivate mindfulness for greater insight into old habits, patterns, and beliefs which may be obscuring your good heart and wisdom. With practice and encouragement, you can live with less stress and more clarity, and truly orient your actions to benefit yourself, your relationships, and your community. Kim also works with couples and families.
Students meet with Kim regularly (usually monthly) to learn metta meditation, and discuss your daily practice and hindrances or obstacles you're experiencing with meditation. You’ll also learn to develop greater self-compassion via gratitude, mindfulness of self-talk/critical internal voice, embodiment/breathing exercises, and other ways of mindfully relating to yourself and others with kindness and gentleness.
One-time meetings are available as scheduling allows.
Kim teaches lovingkindness meditation and other traditional techniques to groups of five to 100 in organizations, schools, yoga centers, and meditation communities. She leads workshops, weekly classes, and retreats, and can tailor her training to the needs of your group.
Acting from greed, fear, or ignorance harms individuals, organizations, and communities - and successful business leaders understand their most beneficial and skillful choices arise from a clear mind. Kim worked for more than a decade as an HR professional in a hectic NYC marketing firm, and understands the unique challenges facing leaders today. She can help you develop and cultivate authentic wisdom to: recognize opportunities as well as meet mistakes with clarity; develop steadiness and non-reactivity to navigate in the midst of change and upset; and widen your view to include unforeseen potential and possibility.
As revealed in Google's Project Aristotle and other research, effective business teams require relationships of trust, empathy, kindness, and authentic caring. Team members who can listen without judgement, share their own vulnerabilities, and relate to one other with authentic care and consideration work productively and creatively. Using traditional techniques of lovingkindness meditation, mindfulness, and gratitude practices, Kim helps employees transform self-centered, fear-based motivations into collective aspirations for mutual success and greater good, creating powerful teams whose members can test new ideas without fear of ridicule, ask for help without fear of weakness, and take risks knowing they’re valued and supported by each other.
Kim is a guiding teacher in The Interdependence Project’s esteemed teacher training program, and has been providing support, direction, and encouragement to mindfulness and meditation teachers since 2013. She also offers specialized training in lovingkindness and compassion meditation for experienced teachers to deepen their professional development and learn new skills.
As a mentor, Kim will provide guidance, feedback, and accountability. She can act as a sounding board for ideas and practice, and shares her own knowledge and experience as appropriate. Kim abides by Buddhist ethics, including the five lay precepts.
Mentees commit to meeting regularly and maintaining good communication. They are responsible for setting the agenda in terms of their needs and wants, and determining the amount of help and guidance to receive.
Kim offers Blessing Ceremonies to help you celebrate important events and occasions, such as weddings and graduations, and to commemorate an anniversary, or to encourage a successful life endeavor like a new home or business. She is a Certified Marriage Officiant in NYC.
She also teaches individuals and business teams to bestow blessings and aspirations to help create the auspicious conditions necessary for your intentions to flourish, generate a sense of personal agency and good will, and establish and encourage a collective commitment to beneficial action. Long the sole purview of priests or other authority figures, each one of us can learn to offer aspirations and benedictions - without religiosity or requesting divine intercession – as a means to help orient our lives in wisdom and compassion. Making blessings together can deeply support and align a group’s work and values.