Kim Herrera, Leadership Coach

Kim Herrera

Leadership Coach

Expertise and Coaching Approach

Kim’s passion is helping individuals and organizations navigate transition and reach peak performance.

In her coaching work she does this by providing support to rising professionals and executive leaders seeking to make significant, transformational change in their companies and in their work lives. Her coaching and organizational assessment work draws from an appreciative inquiry, strengths-based model of change, rooted in a results-focused, evidence-based approach.

Kim has coached 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., as well as since 2006 numerous start-ups organizations.

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. OnePoint Communications, an early-stage, venture capital-backed telecom company acquired by Verizon Communications, where she led a team 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 an ICF certified executive coach. As an early-stage stroke survivor, Kim is also a dedicated student of the application of neuroscience to the field of coaching and is 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, kayaking, and discovering hidden used bookstores. Kim is generally never seen without a camera or drawing pencil in-hand as capturing the magic of life’s moments is one of her greatest joys.