I Speak to Leaders

When I speak, I am not a talking head. I love INTERACTION -
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The Legend

Meet Kim Ades

Kim Ades is the Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and The Journal That Talks Back™. Recognized as a pioneer in the field of leadership coaching and thought mastery, Kim has created an intense and intimate coaching process that guarantees deep, impactful results. With years of experience under her belt, she uses her unique philosophy and very personal coaching style to help leaders identify their personal blind spots and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mom of five, Kim's mission is to teach leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, and parents worldwide how to coach effectively in order to create a happy, harmonious, engaged, and more fulfilled community.
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Who Needs a Talking Head Anyways

Topics of Conversation

1 Hour Presentation

How to Retain Young Professionals

  • The 4 most important things you need to know about retaining a young workforce.
  • How to lead your team effectively and provide sustainable support.
  • How to create an environment where young professionals love what they do, who they work for and know it’s an opportunity of a lifetime!

There is no shortage of talented, young workers. There is, however, a shortage of talented, young workers who are willing to work at ho-hum jobs that don’t offer high levels of stimulation, opportunities for growth or ways to maintain their wellbeing. Young employees are leaving their jobs at an alarming rate and are reluctant to join organizations that don’t align with their values or put an emphasis on their mental health.

So how can you empower and keep skilled young leaders? During this session, we will explore the four most important things you need to know about retaining and reigniting a young workforce that values your organization.

3 Hour Workshop

Great Leaders are Great Coaches

  • Discover the single most important factor that leads to success.
  • Become crystal clear about your role and responsibilities as a mentor, leader and coach.
  • Explore specific techniques to challenge mentees and employees in order to influence and drive higher levels of performance.
  • Learn how to approach difficult conversations and manage yourself, as a leader, in moments of potential conflict and tension.
  • Acquire a 5-step practical and poignant coaching process to implement with employees and mentees.

Great leaders are also great coaches. If you’re the leader of your team in any capacity, your role is to coach your team. This skills-based, experiential workshop will equip participants with core coaching skills, perspectives and behaviors to leverage the most important asset inside any organization – the people.

This will be beneficial for leaders who want to hone their coaching skills in order to powerfully influence the members of their own team, as well as for mentors who want to provide valuable guidance to their mentees.

1 Hour Presentation

How Exceptional Leaders Think

  • Discover the single most important factor that leads to success.
  • Explore 3 key thinking strategies used by exceptional leaders that you can apply immediately.
  • Learn how to prevent yourself from falling into typical leadership thinking traps.
  • Become aware of several costly mistakes you may be unknowingly making with your team.
  • Acquire practical techniques to challenge yourself and your team in order to drive higher levels of performance.

When we examine leaders like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, Lady Gaga and Richard Branson, we find a common thread. Leaders of this caliber share similar thinking strategies.

During this highly interactive and engaging session, you will take a deep look at your own thinking to determine how it is impacting your results both personally and professionally, and you will learn the thinking strategies of the most successful leaders.

You will learn tangible techniques for overcoming your most significant leadership obstacles. Be prepared to see the world through a new lens – the lens of an exceptional leader!

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What People Are Saying

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Thought provoking, inspirational and insightful…words cited by the members of Virginia’s Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals following a session with Kim Ades of Frame of Mind Coaching™! Kim’s straight shooting and thoughtful advice left our chapter members with tools they could use to improve both their professional and personal lives.

Kendra Council
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It truly surpassed my expectations ─ Kim delivered and my team loved it. I love Kim’s storytelling and her connection to my team. She got my members to participate in a very challenging forum. I know they needed this and she helped them so much.

Susan Motkaluk
TEC Canada Chair

This woman changed my life in about 1 hour! One of the BEST virtual presentations I’ve attended to date. I am taking advantage of this time to learn, learn and learn so that I can be the best I can be. This matters for firstly myself and secondly for everyone I cross paths with. Never stop learning!

Jolanta Oko
Canada's National Academy of Dance Education
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As one of the top shows in iTunes, our podcast has access to top talent, so I know it when I see it. Kim Ades is not only a great interviewee, but she actually became one of my mentors in my own quest for growth. She will deliver to your audience and to you as well.

Jordan Harbinger
The Jordan Harbinger Show
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Kim Ades’s talk was nothing short of inspiring. The attendees were made up of highly accomplished managers with years of experience directing the activities of major companies in and around New York City. Everyone walked away with a valuable insight and a deeper understanding of how we impose limitations on ourselves instead of flying free towards our goals.

Mahesh Chhatlani
Project Management Institute
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As a podcast producer and host, I’ve interviewed over 700 guests, including New York Times Bestselling Authors, self-help gurus and Academy Award Winners. Kim Ades was definitely a standout guest for me. I had her on all of my podcasts, and it was a wonderful experience.

Doug Foresta
Workforce 180
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During one of her talks, she did a live coaching session with a volunteer. I was sitting on the edge of my seat wondering how she was going to handle each challenge on the spot, but she knew exactly what to say and how to say it. It was super clear that Kim is not only a great speaker, but knows her stuff as both an experienced coach and someone who trains coaches. After I saw her speak, I hired her to be my personal coach and to speak for Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

David Schnurman
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Every once in awhile, you get an expert guest who is so good that you feel compelled to just hand the entire radio hour over to her. It’s rare, but it does happen. That would be Kim Ades of Frame of Mind Coaching™. Kim is so insightful and enlightening that she can transform anyone in just a matter of minutes. Drawing upon her own experiences and wisdom, she has a knack for showing others how to look within for their own inspiration. Oh, and she’s funny to boot.

Ally Loprete
This Little Parent Stayed Home
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I have had the good fortune to attend a number of leadership conferences and workshops throughout my career. The Frame of Mind Coaching™ event we participated in a couple weeks ago is possibly the best leadership seminar I have attended.

Bruce Witwer
Great West Equipment
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For anyone looking to have Kim Ades on their podcast as a possible interviewee, I highly, highly recommend it. I had an amazing time interviewing her. Very rarely do I have guests that you can throw literally any question at them and they answer it; not like, “oh I read this book…” and they regurgitate some answer, but from experience. If there’s anyone out there that is looking for an unbelievable interview, I highly recommend Kim Ades.

Ilan Ferdman
Satori Prime
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I was fortunate enough to see Kim present at a Strategic Human Resources conference in a room of 900 people. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room. She has a way of getting to the heart of things and touching people in a very human way that is irresistible and that you can’t help but relate to.

Kathryn Dinspell-Powell
Cayman Islands Government
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I have listened to many of Kim’s podcast interviews and have been able to adopt many of her practical ideas to help me tackle life’s daily challenges. I believe she is a fully dedicated and skilled coach with a sensitive and intuitive approach. She has a passion to help people create the lives that they want in a fun and energetic way, and I am grateful for how she has helped me.

Sherrye Blitzer-Mosoff
Mindful Life
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Our leadership team attended a workshop given by Kim Ades and it was the highlight of our meeting. We all discovered new things and all felt that Kim understood who we were but also that she was just like us. In a short period of time, all the leaders had a different perspective on what it meant to lead and transform people. I truly and sincerely recommend Kim’s workshop to any company that values their people!

Nathalie Cardinal
SPI Health & Safety
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I LOVED your session!!! I was captivated from the beginning to the end. Your stories were excellent. You engaged the audience like a pro. And you were thought-provoking throughout the entire session. Amazing!!

Anne Gomez
Clear Concept Inc.
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Your talk is food for thought, a great reinforcement of the concepts we have covered in class, and a bridge to what is yet to come. Thank you for presenting this material! It makes a difference for me personally and professionally.

Shannon Burfiend
Alliant Engineering, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions.


What kinds of organisations has Kim spoken for?

Kim has spoken for organizations of all sizes, including ATD, Circle of Care, EO, Family Enterprise Xchange, HRPA, KAO, Microsoft, Paylocity, Project Management Institute, SHRM, SMPS, SPI-S, TEC, Vistage, WBE and WiLB.


What podcasts has Kim been featured on?

In addition to hosting her own podcast, Kim has been interviewed on hundreds of podcasts including Art of Charm, Hacking Your Leadership, Lead Through Strengths, Productivityist and Thriveology. The list is long -Google Kim Ades and you will find her everywhere!


Who should attend Kim’s sessions?

Senior level leaders, executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs who want to be more effective with their teams, who want to have a high level of impact and who are ready to take responsibility for their results.


How do leaders benefit from Kim’s sessions?

Through a series of hands-on and highly interactive demonstrations and discussions, participants learn firsthand about the critical relationship between their thinking and the results they are able to generate - both personally and as leaders in their organizations.  Kim challenges participants to deeply reflect on their own thinking, behaviors and beliefs in an entertaining and impactful way. Participants leave these sessions reconsidering their basic approach to some of the most important aspects of their lives.


Why is Kim so passionate about speaking for leaders?

Kim feels honored to coach individuals to become phenomenal leaders and teach them the skills required to build and develop other phenomenal leaders. Time and time again, she has seen the transformation that leaders experience when they pivot their thinking and align their actions with both their personal and organizational goals.


What makes Kim uniquely qualified to speak for my organization?

As the President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™, Kim has been coaching and working intimately with some of North America's most respected leaders for the past 17 years. She knows firsthand the struggles that leaders encounter and has a proven track record of helping them overcome their challenges. Kim is a trusted partner for companies small and large throughout the world. They seek her coaching when they’ve tried other coaching models are are still not getting the results they hope for.


What are Kim’s speaking fees?

Podcast Interview - Free
60 Minute Virtual Presentation - $4200 USD
60-90 Minute In-Person Presentation  - $7200 USD (plus travel and accommodations)
3 Hour In-Person Presentation - $15,000 USD (plus travel and accommodations)
Full Day In-Person Presentation - $24,000 USD (plus travel and accommodations)


How do I invite Kim to speak for our organization or event?

Please reach out via our contact form with as much information about your request as possible. We can’t wait to hear from you! Click here…

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