Hi! I'm Kim Jordan.
I'm a personal development coach with two broad Master's Degrees, 18 years of professional experience in transformational conversations, and specialized training in climate change coaching and awareness-based systems change.
There is nothing I would rather devote my skills, compassion, and attention to than the creation of a more resilient humanity and a more just, sustainable world.
I coach individuals and groups via Zoom and in-person at Nest Raleigh. I also lead forest bathing excursions and coach in natural settings in and around Raleigh, NC. I would love to present and/or coach within your organization. Explore my credentials below.
Explore Kim's Credentials
I'm trained in Presence-Based Coaching & Climate Change Coaching.
I completed my training in personal development coaching with Presence-Based Coaching, a rigorous coaching school located on a 22-acre, carbon-neutral retreat outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Presence-Based Coaching was founded by thought leader Doug Silsbee who defines presence as "the most resourceful, ready, resilient inner state available to all of us at every moment." The Presence Based Coaching model is developmental, meaning it allows the client to grow "into her potential, becoming increasingly intentional and proactive about what she wants to achieve and who she wants to be.” To support such "accelerated individual development," Presence Based Coaching offers a profound synthesis of the following fields:
mindfulness: the capacity to be "exquisitely responsive" to the present moment
somatic awareness: honoring the body's wisdom
leadership training: the cultivation of accountability, resourcefulness, resilience, and authenticity - traits that can allow you to lead your best life
I've continued my professional training with Climate Change Coaches and Theory U. Climate Change Coaches is a leading-edge school based in Oxford, England that prepares coaches to be present and adept with the deep feelings that climate change can evoke. Theory U was developed by the Presencing Institute at MIT. It teaches awareness-based systems change for the sake of planetary healing.
I've completed two broad master's degree programs that reflect my interest in human evolution & human potential.
In 2015, I completed the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California. This extraordinary program ”is dedicated to profound, progression transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness.."
I also completed an earlier master's program in Human Performance in the 1980s. This program was offered at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. It allowed me to study both psychology and physiology and provided me with a balanced base for my subsequent studies.
I have 18 years of experience in transformational inquiry.
Prior to my discovery of life coaching, I was devoted personally and professionally to the use of a verbal inquiry method. This method, which was taught through a now defunct organization called the Institute of Conscious Studies (Benicia, California) allowed my clients to free themselves from limiting beliefs and consciously reclaim their natural way of being in the world. The tracking of beliefs often led my clients back through generational lines or soul lines to provide deep contextualization and liberation from behavioral patterns that previously seemed illogical.
This experience allowed me to discover and develop a deep empathic skill, for I found I could go on my client's journey with them to a useful degree. Over the years, I experienced so many different human conditions and experiences by merging with trusting individuals, I gained a diverse appreciation of humanity's long history of suffering and resilience. Though I've shifted my interest to coaching, this prior experience allows me to create a coaching container full of radical non-judgment, deep compassion, and positive regard.
My personal journey led me to discover many inspiring teachers.
In my late twenties I answered a call to go West, moving from Chapel Hill, North Carolina to San Francisco, California. This impulse led me on a twenty-four-year adventure in the cultural sanctuary of the Bay Area where my curiosity and personal journey led me to discover many extraordinary teachers. I'd like to express my appreciation for a few who touched my heart and still influence me to this day by quoting them below.
Anna Halprin, dance revolutionary, choreographer, & founder of the Tamalpa Institute
Every experience I've had is a resource in my body.
Fred Wahpepaw, Kickapoo/Sac-and-Fox elder and founder of Seven Circles Foundation
Mother Earth is our church, and at any given time, as far as we can see, our altar.
Gabrielle Roth, dance shaman & creator of the 5 Rhythms Movement Intensive
To find our center, we have to