Dr. Kim R. Grimes

A Dynamic Leader Who Aids Others to Unleash Their True Potential

Changing people’s lives is something that only a leader with special charisma can make happen. Dr. Kim R. Grimes is someone who has mastered this art and makes use of it to achieve the impossible. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Kim has fallen madly, madly, (did I say madly) in love with herself. She is clear of her true identity. A Change Agent, she helps change the trajectory of people’s lives for the better. But her real title is a Certified Emotional Literacy Life Coach. 

Our emotions are an integral part of our human nature. Through emotions, we respond to life in many ways — with anger, happiness, fear, love and loneliness. Emotions influence our thoughts and actions; they inspire our needs; they affect our bodies and impact our relationships. Intriguingly, Dr. Kim teaches emotional literacy – she helps youth, young adults, and adults to manage their emotions, to peel back the layers of perceived image and limiting beliefs. She helps people to uncover their greatness and live intentionally in their truth. Her expertise is empowering people to communicate effectively by putting words to their angry thoughts and hurting feelings. Dr. Kim creates emotional healthiness by removing the hurt and pain. This leads to better learners, making better choices, and developing into great leaders. With mental illness on the rise across the globe, Dr. Kim’s expertise is in great demand. 

Dr. Kim drives results by managing relationships, negotiating conflicts, and always providing solutions. Her passion for helping others shines through in everything she does, as she continues to uplift others with her words of wisdom. Dr. Kim is dedicated to her work. Her mission is to inspire exponentially, and she has empowered thousands of people through her keynotes, workshops, training, and coaching services.

Hard work, of course, is part of the process — but that’s not all there is to it. “We focused on a need,” Dr. Kim explains. “A need I have to serve others.” And that focus has paid off in big ways. By giving back and serving people, Dr. Kim is honoring and caring for the needs of others by meeting people where they currently are. It’s an ongoing challenge, but one she’s determined to meet head-on.

Dr. Kim founded Living Abundantly, Inc., a for-profit health and wellness company after a personal encounter with God that led her to believe and trust in Him. She was inspired by His words in John 10:10, “I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” Living Abundantly Youth Vision is her non-profit, faith-based organization exclusively for teens and young adults who want to overcome their fears, live a life of integrity, walk in their greatness, and achieve their dreams. Dr. Kim’s high-energy messages move men, women, young adults, and teens to “shake off mediocrity” and “live up to their greatness.” 

Being transparent is what Dr. Kim loves. She’s never been one to participate in the rat race, nor does she identify as a tiger. Instead, she’s learned to trust in God and entrust her life – including her marriage, career, businesses, and relationships – to a higher power. For Dr. Kim, this is the only way to live abundantly.

Dr. Kim has always been a go-getter. At a very young age, she enlisted in the United States Army Reserve and never looked back. She worked her way up through the ranks, eventually retiring as a Major. After 25 years of service, Dr. Kim still wanted to do more for society. But this time, she wanted to serve the world. She is driven to help people to succeed, and she seizes the opportunity to do so as a personal development professional. Along the way, Dr. Kim earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a Master’s Degree in Management, and a Doctorate Degree in Strategic Leadership. In addition to her impressive academic achievements, Dr. Kim has been joyfully married to her husband, LTC (R) Lionel T. Grimes for 27 years.

As a leader, Dr. Kim has always been someone who makes others better. She strives to be an effective leader, not only by making sure her presence is felt, but also by making sure her impact lasts in her absence. Her philosophy is that if she can help others to be who they were created to be, they then will, in turn, bless other people, contributing to making the world a better place. 

Dr. Kim’s driving force is her desire to help others reach their full potential and live with purpose. Her work has transformed the lives of many, and she continues to inspire people to uncover their greatness. 

A powerful personality with a zeal to bring change in others’ lives.

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