I had a proven track record as a senior level executive with 23 years of experience at fast-paced, results driven non-profits. All while balancing a family of four kids, 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.
Prior to my work as an Executive Coach, I earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and became a licensed clinical social worker. 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. I am a trained EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and a Level 2 AEDP therapist (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy).
Professionally, I was with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for 7 years directing disease-related education and support initiatives. I then spent the next 13 years at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation first as the Senior Vice President of Patient and Professional Programs and then the Regional Executive Director for New England. 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 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. 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 executives and have seen first-hand the amazing benefits!
Kim Snapper, MSW, LICSW