About Kim


Why I Coach

I love providing people with a safe, supportive space to liberate themselves in. Also, I enjoy the challenge of being fully present that life coaching demands.

My Ideal Clients

My ideal clients are willing to look curiously and honestly inside of themselves for clarity and inspiration. They’re also committed to supporting their own emergence by honoring the Activation Assignments that arise from their inquiry.

Activation Assignments are practical action steps, playful assignments, or personal inner practices that come at the request of your authentic self. This combination of inner exploration and outer practice is the transformational formula of Emerge Inner Life Coaching.

Facilitator Credentials



I’ve been a certified Voice Activated Integration (VAI) facilitator since 2004. VAI is a verbal inquiry method that can be used to resolve inner conflict and support authentic emergence. The technique was developed by John Hoyle and a small group of researchers known as the Institute of Conscious Studies. It is a flowering of the work of G. I. Gurdjieff, the early 20th c. spiritual teacher who is known for bringing the Enneagram to the West. I apprenticed with John Hoyle from 2000 to 2004.

Coaching Credentials

I am certified as a Life Coach by the Life Coaching Institute of Orange County. This organization teaches coaching aligned with the Perennial Wisdom – the understanding that all the best answers to your questions will ultimately come from you.

I am also currently studying Presence Based Coaching.

Graduate Level Studies


My office in Cary, NC

In 2015, I completed the master’s program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. This broad, deep program aims “to shape the leadership necessary for profound, progressive transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness.”

My earlier master’s degree was completed in the 1980s at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. UNC offered a program at that time called Human Performance. It allowed me to study both psychology and physiology, though at that time there was no focus on the connection between the two.


At present, I am enjoying exploring the combination of nature, silence, and poetry through my Meetup group, Deep Nature Poets. If you live in or near Cary, NC, please consider joining me.

Thank you for reading this far! If you have any questions about my work or would like to have a powerful conversation about you, please call me at 415-845-9135. You can also fill out the contact form below or claim your “Free To Be Me!” session online. Click the button below.

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Image Credits: Thanks to WikiMedia Commons and the following authors for the use of their images: Twisp (Enneagram,) Oktologix (Lakota Medicine Wheel,) and charles (Celestia sun.)