I love presenters who have a deep passion for their content that overflows and oozes from their being when they stand before the audience. This was Kim. Completely honest, authentic and confident. I’ve always found these types of people, especially women, inspiring and I pay attention to them. When I attended Kim’s Taming the Wild West workshop, I immediately felt I was where I was supposed to be. Her message was for me. By facilitating this workshop on career transitions into tech, Kim introduced me to concepts that were new to me and she challenged me to adjust my thinking about things like, how pivotal it is to have a presence on Twitter or how creating a new tribe is necessary when you can’t find an existing one or how it is possible to speak at a conference with no prior experience except that you are knowledgeable and passionate about your topic.
Kim’s candor and guidance has provided me with a better roadmap for my career transition and I’m extremely grateful for her.