Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of 5, Kim is one of North America’s foremost experts on coaching high-profile executives by teaching them the principles of thought mastery.
By using her unique process of coaching through journaling, she works with clients who are intelligent, driven, and ambitious and helps them examine and tweak their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results.
Interestingly Weird Fact?
My parents are first cousins, born in Egypt.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
I would sell massages on the beach for $2 an hour, would sell random things, it was always in my blood.
My first business I sold balloons.
Sales are in my blood.
When i was 7 I said I wanted to help people when I grow up.
Sold that business, when back to school got my masters degree in business.
At age 23 got job at a software company.
Got pregnant and started a business at the same time.
Created a super cool co-op placement.
Got funding from the government.
Big Reason Why?
I was very determined to make a difference in peoples lives so I run a coaching company.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
Constantly wanting to grow.
Being primarily a coach and building a team of coaches and moving out of the way so I’m not the only one coaching, I’m the bottleneck so need systems and mechanisms in place to move out of the way.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
When people start to find you without doing anything.
Top forms of advertising?
Podcasting, speaking engagements, Faceobok on Linkedin.
What’s the Vision of Kim Ades look like for the future?
Business: Growing, team of 18 coaches right now. Working on a diploma system. Growing our sales division and marketing division.
Personal: Kids are getting older, 16-21. In 5 years close to being empty nesters, more travel more r&r. Taking a singing class.
Best Entrepreneurial Advice?
#1 Keep trying. Don’t give up. Keep trying something new.
#2 Experiemnt, try things out, pilot ideas.
Favorite Success Quote?
“What u focus on grows.”
Top Recommended Book?
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) – by Verne Harnish
If all you had to your name was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your business?
Write a bunch of articles and submit them to great publications.
Who’s your favorite super hero and why?
Wonder Woman because when I was young my mom woke up super early and did it all for us.
Best way to connect with you?
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