I have a blend of training and background. My corporate life experience was as a senior level executive for over 20 years at fast-paced, results driven non-profits. Doing this all while balancing a family of three step-daughters, a toddler, a dog, cat and a husband whose job was equally as demanding. While juggling my work and personal life, I always gravitated toward helping people live their best lives. While my job was stable and I was excelling in my role, I felt like something was missing. It was no longer fulfilling me in the way that it once had.
Prior to my work as an Executive & Life Coach and therapist, I earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and became a licensed clinical social worker early on. Throughout my career in non-profit, my love for helping people and providing support never waned. I thus continued my therapeutic training for over two decades while in non-profit. I am a trained EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and a Level 2 AEDP therapist (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy).
I loved working in the non- profit sector and enjoyed making a strategic impact. Though, my real love was in mentoring and helping staff tap into their individual strengths and see them succeed. It was through working with my own life coach that I decided to leave my secure job and branch out and take a chance on my dream which was to become a coach and a therapist. Once I stopped listening to my internal critic I made the move and I haven't looked back!
That is what ultimately led me to Executive and Life Coaching and my training with the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) which is the world’s leading and longest-standing provider of coaching training. Based on the Co-Active Model, it begins by holding the person being coached as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and completely capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face. It builds off of our inherent strengths and helps us to find and live our most resonant lives.
I practice this approach in my coaching practice with clients and have seen first-hand the amazing benefits and results! I am passionate about helping people access their own self-knowledge and inner wisdom to truly live the life that they want.
Kim Snapper (she/her), MSW, LICSW