Speakings Engagements & Workshops

My presentations are designed to develop leaders into their full potential, align their work with their purpose, create the skills needed for career advancement, and build engaged and equitable work cultures. My workshops focus on a wide range of business topics including effective team building, strategic planning, and optimizing business performance.

Kim Jones, Executive Speaker, Career Coach, Gender Equity Advisor

I work with organizations and event planners to deliver speaking engagements customized to their needs.

Recent speaking topics include:

  • Leadership in the Post-COVID World
  • Building Inclusive Tech Cultures
  • My Journey to the C-Suite
  • Networking: Moving from Avoider to Evangelist
  • Delivering Effective Feedback
  • Effective Hiring in Talent-short Industries
  • Workforce Re-entry: How to Find Your Next Career After a Career Gap

I also work with organizations and event planners to create and facilitate customized workshops that meet the specific needs of companies and teams.

Recent workshop topics include:

  • Leveraging individual and team strengths to build high-performing teams
  • Developing feedback and coaching skills for new managers
  • Learning and applying your individual networking style to build an effective professional network
  • Strategic planning workshops

Finally, for companies interested in fostering gender equity, I offer a gender equity speaking series that includes the following topics:

  • Attracting and retaining women workers
  • Creating inclusive work cultures
  • Addressing gender bias in the workplace
  • Creating gender equity in networking
  • Creating gender equity in giving and receiving feedback
  • Creating gender equity in executive presence
  • Creating gender equity in communication
Nicole McMackin

"I highly recommend Kim Jones for your next speaking event!

I’ve worked with Kim since I launched ITC’s CIO Certification for Women program in 2018, where she serves as our expert speaker on gender equity and tech culture topics. With each cohort that goes through the program, Kim creates new and engaging sessions on subjects relevant to women aspiring to reach the CIO position.

The students (women in IT leadership) love Kim’s classes because of her relatability, the quality of her content, and her engaging speaking style.

Leveraging her own experiences as a former CIO and cultural anthropologist, she breaks down complex topics that impact their careers as women, and makes them understandable and actionable. The things the students learn from Kim have helped them further their leadership effectiveness and career aspirations in tech.

If you’re looking for a speaker to bring your audience relevant information on topics that affect women’s equity and leadership in the workplace, I highly recommend you talk to Kim!"

-Nicole McMackin, CEO, Irvine Technology Corporation

Professional Bio

Kim Jones is a career & executive leadership certified coach, speaker, and gender equity advisor who is committed to developing leaders and elevating women in the workforce.

Kim works with individuals and companies committed to fostering the advancement and well-being of women in the workplace. As a former executive in the Information Technology sector, she knows firsthand the barriers women face to achieving equal representation and career fulfillment on their own terms. Over Kim’ 25-year corporate career, she developed holistic strategies to address the issues that hinder women’s advancement and equity in the workplace.

Kim leverages her business experience and background in anthropology to guide her clients in developing the skills, authenticity, resilience, confidence, perseverance, and cultural acumen to guide professional growth, while creating practices to balance professional objectives with overall well-being.

Prior to launching her consulting and coaching business, Kim held executive-level positions for several Fortune 250 companies in various functional roles, most recently serving as divisional CIO and SVP, Information Technology for Farmers Insurance Company. In this position, she led teams of over 1000 people to develop and implement the company’s technology vision and strategy. In previous roles, Kim led large-scale operations for both large companies and start-ups.

Kim holds a master's degree in anthropology, MBA, and bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge. She is an ACC-certified coach through the International Coaching Federation and holds a certificate from the Yale University School of Management, Women’s Leadership Program.