Kim Stokely

Coaching - Retreats - Ceremony


What Kim’s Coaching Clients are Saying about Their Experience

“When I heard about Kim Stokely offering the opportunity for executive coaching to all Courage to Lead alumni, I was excited to have the opportunity to work one on one with Kim. I was moving through a job transition and really wanted help delving into my experience and learning from it. Kim led me through the deepest courage work I ever experienced and guided me through an inner journey through open and honest questions, powerful metaphors and mirroring. While I had experienced these many time over the years with Courage To Lead, Kim brought me to a much deeper and meaningful understanding of these practices. I encourage you to take advantage of Kim's coaching and have the opportunity to experience your own inner journey at a new depth. I'm sure your expectations will be far exceeded, as mine have been.”

Bonnie Campbell – Courage to Lead Alumni and Director of Community Impact for Food Bank of Santa Barbara County

"Kim Stokely's coaching style supports gentle yet focused transformation. She draws on her extensive leadership development experience and frames open honest questions to support exploration of client's challenges and opportunities and get results. Working with Kim naturally increases awareness and alignment mentally, emotionally, and physically.
She's quite a gift!"

Alex Dorsey – Courage to Lead Alumni and Director of Food Systems for WORKS Los Angeles

“Kim is a wonderful coach who helped me understand and navigate my way through a personal and career transition period in my life. She is a thoughtful listener with a warm and encouraging manner, and she provided a welcoming and safe space for me to ask questions or express doubts and fears. She guided me through a series of questions but did not lead me to the answers; instead she made it clear that it was my privilege and responsibility to figure out what my answers were and why. As kind as she is, Kim still held me accountable for doing my homework, pointed out if I was avoiding things, and made sure that I stayed on track. I recommend Kim as a life coach or management coach to any person who is looking to improve or sharpen their focus, or to discover more about themselves and their intended path.”

Colette Hadley – Courage to Lead Alumni and Executive Director of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

“Our coaching sessions have bolstered me during my time of career transition.
Kim is an active listener with a responsive approach to helping me overcome 

Mary Beth Trautwein – Courage to Lead Alumni and Executive Director of reDiscover Center, Los Angeles.

Working with Kim Stokely as my coach over a ten month period helped me to successfully move through a vocational transition which turned into an even more profound life transformation than I anticipated.  She helped me to navigate practical and personal aspects of the transition.   I am really not sure how long it would have taken me to muddle my way through this transition without Kim. Her questions always seemed to move me along just where I needed to go.  For the person who is looking for a way to "let their life speak", and live a healthy life, I can highly recommend working with Kim.    

Mattie Gadsby – Courage to Lead Alumni and  Director of Children’s Services with Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Scholarships available.

Complimentary, no obligation introductory session.

Please call or email Kim with questions or to sign-up for your complimentary session 530-949-5558 or

Some common areas of focus are:

  • Life and work transitions

  • Creating a healthier work-life balance

  • Enhancing self-awareness and emotional intelligence

  • Cultivating more productive relationships and stronger networks

  • Pursuing a meaningful new career direction

  • Increasing productivity

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.

Kim has 25 years of experience as a coach. Her coaching is informed by an awareness of
natural systems and their metaphors in life, experience in Non-Violent Communication and
Appreciative Inquiry, learning from movement and the creative process, and drawing on
the use of ceremony as a powerful tool to clarify and set intentions. Kim creates a safe,
courageous, reflective space.

  • Helps individuals to deepen self-awareness, discern gifts and limitations, and live with integrity, courage and heart.

  • Supports individuals to recognize their own inner teacher, learning to make conscious decisions and take wise, meaningful risks.

  • Supports individuals and teams as they tackle change and overcome challenges with improved creativity, inspiration, resiliency, and confidence.

  • Helps individuals set goals, design actions, and identify clear steps.

Helping you thrive in your life and work