Kim Stokely

Coaching - Retreats - Ceremony

How would I describe Kim?  She is intuitive, fun, thoughtful, a good listener, friendly, a visionary, a leader, Kim has multiple passions that interconnect to create a rich life full of deep connection to people, nature, and creativity. 

Kim sees her purpose at this point in her life as cultivating connections:  with our true, unique self; with each other; with all of nature; and with the unseen world.  

Her muse includes executive and individual coaching.  Kim supports people in rediscovering their true, unique self and then practicing living from this place helping her clients live their purpose and passion.  She is finding that people in transition of all kinds are especially drawn to her coaching work, including career, college-career, staff, role, job, and life-cycle transitions.    Kim has 25 years of experience as a coach and is ACC Certified with the International Coach Federation. 

Kim brings to her work attention to the inner life as the ground for authentic, courageous,
and affirmative living; and a focus on building trustworthy relationships as core to
creating and sustaining robust cultures.

Her coaching is informed by an awareness of natural systems and their metaphors in life; training and experience in the Circle of Trust approach developed by Parker Palmer; experience in Non-Violent Communication and Appreciative Inquiry;  incorporation of powerful creative modalities including poetry, movement, music and art; and drawing on the use of ceremony as a powerful tool to clarify and set intentions. Kim creates a safe, courageous, reflective space.

Kim is also an experienced workshop and retreat facilitator.  She spent 20 years as a nonprofit leader facilitating emerging nonprofits and community groups as they formed, developed, and took action. As founder and longtime Executive Director of Adopt-A-Watershed, Kim experienced the challenges of being a nonprofit leader for more than two decades. She co-founded Leading From Within ( and the Courage to Lead program for nonprofit leaders (  to nurture other nonprofit leaders in their professional and personal lives so that they can bring the gifts of leadership to whole-hearted service for others and the world.

Kim was prepared as a facilitator by the Center for Courage and Renewal.  She has developed and led multi-retreat Courage and Renewal programs for educators and social impact leaders, as well as freestanding reflective retreats exploring domains such as life transitions,  living and leading authentically, and Opening to Joy.

Kim is an experienced educator and has been facilitating workshops and retreats for educational leaders for 25 years.  

Kim is also an artist.  Although she came to this later in life, it has become one of her great passions.  She leads workshops and retreats in different art modalities, as well as retreats exploring art, spirit and the creative process.  

about Kim