Kim Herrera Executive Coach

Kim Herrera

Leadership Coach

Expertise and Coaching Approach

Kim applies her 20 years of coaching and development experience to provide support to mid-career and executive level professionals seeking to make a significant change in their work lives. She specializes in assisting individuals in refining their leadership style, identifying new career paths, and securing internal upward mobility. Her work draws from an appreciative inquiry, strengths-based model of change, rooted in a results-focused approach.

Client industries Kim specializes in include: management consulting, investment banking/financial services, entrepreneurship, CPG, retail, and manufacturing/industrials.

Kim has coached top talent from organizations such as: McKinsey & Company, BCG, Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, State Farm, Mercer Advisors, Northern Trust, Evercore, Peter J. Solomon Company, Kraft Foods, Mars Wrigley, Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, McDonalds Corporation, BOSCH, BP, Eaton Corporation, U.S. Cellular, Vertiv, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gap Inc., Foot Locker, & Walgreens Co.

In addition to her work in private practice coaching, her in-house professional experience includes the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she delivered 1:1 coaching and leadership assessments to guide Executive MBA candidates and Chicago Booth alumni through complex career change and leadership, W.W. Grainger, where she was a member of the leadership team providing organizational design, change management, generalist direction, and leadership coaching. Verizon Avenue, an early-stage, venture capital-backed telecom company acquired by Verizon Communications, where she led team a of human resource professionals in the design and roll-out of corporate human resources activities including: M&A due diligence, corporate divestitures, talent acquisition, leadership development, corporate compensation, post-merger integration, and organizational restructures.

Education and Credentials

Kim holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Communications from Northwestern University and is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). She is also a professional Affiliate of The Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School.

And Life…

Kim resides in the metro-Chicago area where she and her family (including dog Matilda) spend their free time taking in the beach and kayaking. Kim is generally never seen without a camera in-hand …and has been an avid student of classical ballet. She returned to dance at age 50 and hasn’t stopped dancing since.