I’m Kim-Elisha Proctor, a coach, mentor and guide.
As a facilitator of transformational development, I’m passionate about supporting women in embracing their one wild & precious life. The world is waiting for you to rise up to live & lead unapologetically– leading with heart and soul.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been passionate, creative and driven. By Christmas of my senior year in college, I had two job offers. When my first offer arrived in the mail, I ripped the envelope open. The salary jumped off the page. I did it! Now what? I had just turned 21 and felt like my life was over. It turns out I was living my father’s dream–be a good girl, go to college and get a good job. The dream was over. Now what?
I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know what I wanted. I did what I thought I was supposed to do–work hard and create a life for myself. After several years of working 50-60 hours a week and commuting 2-3 hours a day, I was burnt out and had severe back pain. Advil, wine, chiropractic visits… nothing helped. This was my first wake up call. Something had to change. I got a coach and started to answer the questions I was ignoring. Fast forward 10 years–I received my second wake up call. Trista and Nicole, two of my dearest girlfriends, both in their early forties, passed away from cancer. After that a snowball of events occurred, including being diagnosed with Stage 2 adrenal dysfunction, quitting a job that didn’t nourish me and leaving my marriage. Over the period of two years, I wandered through my dark night of the soul. In the spirit of Mary Oliver’s quote “Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” I set my sites on listening to my soul’s calling to create a life I loved and wanted.
The deepest truth.
My success, was at the sacrifice of my soul, my very self, my health and more. I was stuck in a cage of my own making. I was the quiet good girl. I did what quiet good girls do–I hid my emotions, didn’t rock the boat and kept small. I stayed a step ahead. Believing I needed to prove myself, to prove my value and what I was capable of. This belief drove me. It became my burning desire and my saving grace–my ability to see others and their dreams. It drove me to break out of my cage and choose something bigger, to choose my own life and unfold my own myth.
I believe in the beauty of your dreams and what the poet David Whyte refers to as “the largest conversation you can have with the world” and “the truth at the center of the image you were born with.”
I won’t lie. Listening to the call of your soul and unfolding your own myth isn’t for the faint of heart. Each day it requires you to wake up and choose you. To stop pretending.
I don’t like the word “work” or “hard work”. This isn’t hard work, it’s an investment. An investment in yourself, in your relationships, and your future.
I coach, guide, and inspire women like you, too to unfold your own myth and heed your own call. To re-connect you with your essential self, intuition, truth, voice and beauty. To re-enchant your life with the power and beauty of nature.
Imagine taking that big leap and diving into yourself.
Imagine waking up with clarity and certainty, excitement for your day, a belief in who you are and the contribution you want to make. Imagine waking up with courage and the audacity to accomplish your dreams. Imagine shedding your armor and living authentically and unapologetically as you. Imagine leading in your feminine brilliance. Imagine feeling like you are finally enough.
Are you ready?
When you are. Email me.
Transition & Executive Coach, Kim-Elisha Proctor has over 15 years facilitating change for individuals and organizations. With experience in Engineering, Product Management, and Organization Development, her passion is guiding female leaders to unfold their own myth and contribute their gift to the world. Her approach draws from theories of change, adult development, holistic systems thinking, creative problem solving, neurolinguistics programming, soul theory and her own love for learning and development. Kim-Elisha received her BSBA with an emphasis in HR and MIS from the University of Arizona and an MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation with training from the Hudson Institute and the Academy of Leadership Coaching and NLP. Her complete bio can be found on LinkedIn.