Kim (she/her) is a Registered Social Worker and has been in practice for over 25 years. Her experience has led her to become a sought-after presenter and workshop trainer with a focus on Mental Health, Grief & Loss, and Conflict Resolutions, for individuals to corporations across Canada.
Over the years, Kim has been invited to teach a variety of workshops including Mental Health First Aid (with a focus on youth), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
Currently, Kim is a contractor for the Mental Health Commission of Canada for mental health training. Kim loves to see the transformation that occurs when people are given the right tools, mindsets, and support to overcome the challenges they are facing. This was her motivation in starting up her own business, Elite Training Solutions.
As a successful entrepreneur, Kim showcases her broad spectrum of expertise in Leadership, Phase-of-life changes (grief and loss), Trauma-informed care, and her workshops apply evidence-based learning to an interactive group environment to create a comfortable and enjoyable learning experience, virtually and in-person.
Her extensive client list, to mention a few, from Youth Link, Crowsnest Bible camp (for children and youth), Darcy Natural Walk for Mental Health, First Nations Indigenous community of The Nisga’a Nation Village of Laxgalts’ap, B.C., and for the Town of Sparwood, BC municipal employees demonstrates her confidence to undertake any diverse group.
Kim believes our compassion for others can positively impact those dealing with mental health, stress, or burnout. Change can happen when we reach out and give support. As singer and songwriter Diana Ross expressed in her lyrics (which happens to be one of Kim’s favorite singers) ‘Reach out and touch, somebody’s hand, make this world a better place if you can’ -this small token of our vulnerability may just be enough to help.
Her caring demeanor earned her recognition during her work in homecare on the ‘No-fail’ program for clients diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson’s, brain injury, and cognitive difficulties this was a support group program for the day caregivers -we supported them with their loss of changes in their loved ones and changes they were going through. We also provided strategies for in-home care.
She worked directly in the community with adults, children, and assisted families, with community resources from educational services, mental health counseling, behavioral strategies and protocols, leadership training, critical debriefing, and on-call emergency crisis phone calls.
Her added success can be attributed to other program developments. When she was a volunteer director, she implemented a Grandparent program in which grade school children befriend residents in a nursing home; Organized a parent support group to help those struggling through a divorce, separation, and dealing with the loss of a loved one, and giving support to their child.
Kim gained experience working with Alberta Health Services, 4H, and FCSS plus Rehabilitation agencies. As part of a team member with ACDS, she was responsible for accreditation for a variety of rehabilitation organizations.
As a facilitator, she understands our common goals, whether it is facilitating a Rainbows program for children ages 5-16 who have experienced grief and loss, to leadership training for managers to workplace health and safety investigating, Kim genuinely cares.