Kim Batson, Certified Personal Branding & Job Search Strategist, Certified Career Management, Leadership, EQ & Talent Management Coach and Certified Social Media Career Strategist, is in her 15th year in the careers industry. With an international practice, Fortune 50 corporate background, technology, sales, recruiting and management experience, Kim assists Senior Technology Executives in accelerating extraordinary careers and business success.
Kim coaches today's top technology leaders with outstanding results. The first career coach to bring to the market a highly effective personal branding process exclusively for technology executives, she coaches leaders in self-marketing and communication techniques, executive resume and portfolio writing, job search strategies, interview techniques, salary negotiations, leadership and talent management, and job or career transformation.
Known internationally as "The CIO's Coach", Kim specializes in assisting Senior Technology Executives - CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, VPs, Directors - in powerfully positioning their unique value to corporate decision-makers, outdistancing the competition and accelerating careers or job search, while 'making their mark' on their companies and organizations. Kim's clients include CIO 100 Award Honorees and top C-level executives from some of the world's leading companies.
Recognized for outstanding communication, presentation, and relational skills, Kim is a dynamic keynote conference speaker and writer on career-related topics. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Career Management Alliance (CMA), National Resume Writers Association (NRWA), Career Directors International (CDI) Christian Coaches Network (CCN) and Women In Technology International (WITI).
Selected as an Executive Coach and Resume Expert for NETSHARE.com, voted Best of Forbes and Fortune magazines for executive job search, Kim is also a member advisor on Technology Executives and Professionals for Career Masters Institute and the National Resume Writers Association. She is also a frequent contributor to leading industry print and web media, and has been featured in the Wall St Journal, CIO magazine, Computerworld, CIO Decisions Magazine, Techtarget, SearchCIO.com, Processor Magazine, Monster.com, ECN, and many others.
"Kim was one of the highest rated speakers at our conference. The information and insight she presented on how IT executives need to build a personal brand was thought provoking and inspiring, and her deep experience in the field and top notch presentation skills sealed her popularity with the audience. I'd recommend her for any technology executive engagement." - Anne McCrory, Conference Chair, CIO Decisions Conference, Editor-in-Chief, CIO Decisions Magazine.
"Kim Batson is a highly talented and extremely knowledgeable speaker who is able to fully captivate an audience with her enthusiasm, and rivet their attention on the subject at hand. She radiates such a positive attitude that she is able to easily take charge and have the crowd involved and excited about the topic and she is able to make them more open and willing to learn. I have enjoyed watching her speak and found that the time passed so quickly, the session was up before I was ready to leave! I think I could have easily listened to her for another 2 hours. I also know that Kim radiates this same enthusiasm, professionalism, and solid knowledge about her subjects even when she is not in front of a crowd. I consider her a true gem and would travel many miles, if necessary to hear her speak again." - Tracy M. Parish, CPRW, President / CareerPlan, Inc.
"Kim personally engages her audiences with a vibrant and welcoming presentation style. She seamlessly weaves theory, stories, case studies, and interactive activities with practical applications that elevates participant learning. Kim truly lives her brand of delivering "Innovative Career and Communication Strategies." - Murray A. Mann, President, Global Strategies Group and Co-Author, Barron's The Complete Job Search Guide for Latinos.
"An expert in her profession and industry leader, Kim Batson makes any topic come alive with her enthusiasm, energy and dynamic presentation style." - Louise Garver, President, Career Directions, LLC
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