KIM ADES, M.B.A.
PRESIDENT, FRAME OF MIND COACHING & JOURNALENGINE™
What clients say about Kim:
“I found that Kim’s coaching has reawakened the person in me that had been dormant for years. I had almost forgotten what it was like to feel alive.” —Michael Olesen
“Working with Kim I have experienced a life-changing transformation. My life today is one of excitement, self-discovery and endless adventure.” —Andrew Pollard
“Kim has had a tremendous impact on my life. Her principles freed me from long held counter-productive thoughts and beliefs that were holding me back from what I really wanted.” —Kevin Faherty
Kim is recognized for her warmth, her passion and her instinctive talent for seeing the strengths of her clients and helping them discover the path to their own success. She is creative in her approach, honest, perceptive and forms a genuine connection with her clients, building a solid bond of trust and growth. Kim is a bold coach who is unafraid to take the lead in the coaching relationship in order to help clients achieve extraordinary success.
Some background info:
Kim Ades is one of North America’s foremost experts on performance through thought management. She works exclusively with highly driven, accomplished professionals in their field and uses the unique Frame of Mind Coaching process to ignite significant change and life transformation.
Kim lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and five incredible children. For her, family is paramount, and this priority remains at the core of all her endeavours.
After earning an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Kim received her MBA from the University of Ottawa. Between 1995 and 2005, Kim was the Founder and President of Upward Motion and is well known for dramatically penetrating the international real estate industry with a product called the Real Estate Simulator, a web-based assessment tool for the recruitment, selection and training of top performing real estate agents.
During that period Kim worked intimately with brokers to help them identify the characteristics, traits and behaviours of individuals who had the potential to be outstanding sales agents. Her expertise in this area makes her one of the industry’s foremost experts on performance and success. As a result of her years of study and data analysis, and literally working with thousands of sales professionals, she has discovered that while top performers have a variety of different personality traits and execute different strategies to acquire their success, there really is only one substantial difference between top performers and others: their frame of mind.
Kim designed the Frame of Mind Coaching program to provide her clients with a powerful infrastructure where they could develop the skill of deliberate thought. Kim understands that the single greatest difference between those people who are stratospherically successful and everyone else is their THINKING. She knows that we all have the propensity to shift our thinking and achieve success.
She is also a regular contributor and expert guest for a number of publications and online magazines including Choice Magazine, ASTD and SHRM. She is known by her peers as an elite expert around sales and relationships, validated by being recognized as one of North America’s Top 50 most influential women in real estate.
What drew Kim to Coaching:
Kim has always felt like she was designed specifically to help people in a personal way. When she was exploring various coaching systems, she sensed several flaws that repeatedly showed up in the coaching ideology. Kim noticed that many coaches would focus solely on goal-setting, and then hold clients accountable for their actions that were necessary to meet their goals. “By and large, people know what to do in order to reach their goals, they just aren’t taking action. The question is why?” Kim explains. Kim realized that the one and only thing stopping each and every client from meeting their goals was their thought patterns. Every client wanted to meet their goals, but something – a very big, persistent something – was preventing their success.
Kim’s discovery sparked her desire to start a coaching company that focussed solely on thought management. She knew that if she helped people remove the thoughts and beliefs that prevented their success, achieving their goals would be no sweat. Kim found that journaling was the quickest and most efficient way to access a client’s thought patterns and belief system. She began coaching using the tool of journaling, and found that she could help propel substantive and lasting changes in client’s lives and careers.
Kim has five kids and a wonderful husband whom she loves dearly. Kim speaks French fluently and she loves dancing in the kitchen. Don’t be surprised when you make Kim laugh really hard and no sound comes out of her mouth!
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