Introduction

About Me

Imagemakers International is a unique company that develops leaders and entrepreneurs, for the 21st Century. Through our leadership & personal development seminars, executive and life coaching programs and inspiring keynotes, we give people the tools to become genuine leaders and the kind of person others are inspired to emulate.

Today, more than ever, there is a call for genuine leaders - at every level of every company. We need leaders who know who they are and what they stand for. We need leaders who are self-aware - who do the right thing and bring out the best in others. We need leaders who really care about their people and know the meaning of respect and the subtleties of respect. And finally, we need leaders who understand that there is a direct correlation between compassion and motivation, respect and results.

Genuine leadership as we see it, is not about title or position nor is it simply about leading others. Instead it's about how you lead yourself, the values you embrace and ultimately, the legacy you will leave behind. For that reason, we believe that everyone has the opportunity to be a genuine leader - in their families, communities, workplaces and ultimately, in the world. And the workplaces of today and tomorrow, will demand it.

Please contact me for a customized solution for all your leadership, professional development, high potential coaching and speaking needs: krichardson@imagemakersintl.com We're here to help your people grow and in turn, help you create a work environment where everyone can reach their full potential and thrive!.

My Skills

leadership-development
personal-development
executive-coaching
team-leadership
employee-engagement
personal-branding
organizational-development
coaching
staff-development
team-building
conference-speaking
time-management
presenter
organizational-change
career-development
training-skills
customer-service
public-speaking
talent-management
training
employee-training
performance-management
instructional-design
budgets
organizational-effectiveness
team-management
emotional-intelligence
motivational-speaking
leadership
event-management
program-management
human-resources
change-management
strategic-planning
employee-relations
management
event-planning
recruiting
management-consulting
succession-planning
social-media
non-profits
training-delivery
interviews
workshop-facilitation
sales-management
culture-change
career-counseling

Work/Experience

Professional Motivational/KeynoteSpeaker at Imagemakers International

May 1995 - Present
As a professional speaker and seminar leader, Kimberley's audiences consistently rate her and her programs between 4.8 on a 5.0 scale.

She believes that in order to engage people's minds you must touch their hearts and she does that everytime she speaks. As a result, her message is remembered long after each training session or event is over.

Here is a summary of her 5 NEW presentations:

The Genuine Leader - Leadership for the 21st Century
Achieving Balance in an Unbalanced World - The Roadmap
Making your Dreams a Reality - Creating your Life Vision
Leading from the Heart - The Power of Compassion and Respect
Leadership Presence – Your Competitive Edge

“Clarity, definition and excellent presentation. Reservations please for the next millennium.”

“Tears, joy, thought provoking ways to move forward and make my life all that it can be."

"Essential for each and every person alive. Fabulous!”

For more details about keynotes offered, please visit my speaker site at: www.kimberleyrichardson.com

Leadership & Entrepreneurial Development/Executive & Life Coach/Keynote Speaker at Imagemakers International

May 1995 - Present
Today, every company and entrepreneur would like to create highly engaged workplaces where everyone can focus and improve results. The question is, how do you do that in a way that is both sustainable and inspiring? We believe the only way is to create a culture of genuine leaders - at every level.

Our programs give people the road map that will help them be the best they can be and in turn, reach their full potential. At the outcome of our programs, people have the tools that will help them improve results, increase performance and improve the bottom line.

By working with us, your people will:

Discover their true values and learn how to integrate them
Create a vision that will inspire those they lead
Learn how to get the best out of their people
Inspire a culture of personal accountability
Optimize their communication & presentation skills
Take themselves, their people and their company, to the next level
Balance their personal and professional lives
Develop a leadership presence that will build credibility and help them stand out
Know what it takes to become a leader for the 21st Century

"Wow - It was great - the right balance - all the way!!! A+. Make it an empowerment leadership weekend."
Maureen Barnes Smith
Vice President
Sandals and Beaches Resorts

"Every CA alive should take this course." - ICAO course participant

"Excellent work Kimberley. You really touched my soul."
Oracle Canada

To learn more about our leadership training programs, please visit us at: www.imagemakersintl.com

Leadership for the 21st Century
Leaders for the 21st Century
Genuine Leadership
Genuine leaders
Leadership training seminars Toronto
Leadership presence training Toronto
Executive/life coaching programs Toronto
Motivational speeches and Conference keynotes Canada
Leadership development
Leadership for life - The road map
Becoming a Genuine Leader
Leadership skills
Executive Presence training
Executive Presence training Toronto
Executive Presence

Executive & Life Coach at Imagemakers International

April 1995 - Present
Who would engage our coaching services?

Coaching is all about you and helping you achieve your goals. People who look for coaches come from variety of backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: a desire to achieve more in their personal or professional lives. Our clients include people from all walks of life - executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home moms/dads, single parents and those in career transition, all of whom are investing in themselves, through one-on-one coaching.

Why would you hire me as a coach?

The reasons people work with me are many. Amongst the most common? They have a desire to move their lives forward, get unstuck, figure out what their next career move will be, get focused or accelerate their career success. My sessions are designed to help you get the best out of every session so that you can turn your vision into a reality.

Like a great sports coach a good professional coach will keep you focused on your goals, provide honest feedback, lift you up when you're feeling down, encourage you when you’re frustrated and make sure you’re accountable for your results, from one week to the next. As well, they will help you stay motivated, focused and help you achieve more and in less time, than you could ever achieve on your own.

Our goal and our promise?

To help you be the best you can be and in the process, discover what happiness, fulfillment and peace of mind is all about.

Formats: In person, On-line via Skype/Phone or Google+ Hang-outs

Make the call.

If you are looking for answers and want the tools that will help you live your best life - either personally, professionally or both, give us a call. Our 19 years of coaching experience will quite simply, change your life.

Major Account Sales Rep at Oracle Canada

September 1989 - April 1991

Major Account Sales Rep at Xerox Canada

September 1982 - August 1989
Sales rep of the year 1988 - Office Systems Division

Education

Queen's University

Field of Study: B.A. Languages

Publications

How to Work a Room with Confidence and Ease - The Ten Key Steps

Publication: www.evancarmichael.com
Date: Aug 13, 2012
Picture this. You have been invited to a function. As you enter the room, you look around and you're faced with a sea of unfamiliar faces. Your goal is to establish new relationships, but there’s only one problem – the thought of ‘schmoozing’ terrifies you. Yikes what to do! Well relax, you are not alone. According to the Shyness Research Institute of America, 88% of professionals feel uncomfortable in business and social situations. The study goes on to show that nothing is more frightening to people than chatting with a stranger. So apart from heading to the buffet table or hiding behind the tallest plant, how can you gain confidence in these situations? Quite simply - by being genuine and making people feel comfortable and at ease. Here are a few tips that may just help you out...

Leadership Presence - Your Competitive Edge

Publication: www.evancarmichael.com
Date: Aug 09, 2012
Today's business world is highly competitive. Entrepreneurs are looking to gain marketing share. Professionals are seeking promotions and desire job security. And those who are unemployed are looking to find a meaningful and rewarding job. Well it may come as no surprise that having the best product, the best performance review or a great resume, is no longer enough. In order to win client loyalty and respect, get that promotion or simply get hired, you must develop leadership presence. It is the key to cultivating respect, building credibility and accelerating your success.

Where have all the Genuine Leaders Gone?

Publication: www.evancarmichael.com
Date: Aug 08, 2012
Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or part of a large organization, the need for genuine leaders has never been greater. Today, we need leaders who really care about their people. We need leaders who know who they are and know what they stand for. We need leaders who have values to follow that will inspire others to emulate them. Those companies who focus on creating a culture of genuine leaders - at every level - will not only improve results, they will make a difference and leave a lasting legacy.

Genuine People Will Get Genuine Results

Publication: Bottom Line Magazine
Date: Sep 10, 2010
Let's face it, this past year has been very difficult for businesses, everywhere. With budgets tight and resources limited, clients are being very cautious about their discretionary spending dollars. Anyone who is attempting to sell or market their services must recognize, therefore, that the need to build high trust, respect-filled relationships, has never been greater. And nowhere is this more evident than in the professional services industry. More and more accounting firms that we work with are asking their people to be more client focused. And more specifically, they are asking their people to move beyond the execution and delivery of services, to becoming more market focused in their dealings and interactions with their clients and prospects. Not an easy task for professionals who are geared more towards providing and delivering solutions rather than selling solutions. Sound familiar? Well for those of you who share this sentiment, you can take a big sigh of relief and relax because it's much easier than you think!

Location

Contact Information

Toronto, ON Canada
Phone: 416-466-6101

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