Kim Svoboda is a passionate practitioner of Strengths Finders and has worked with the tools for over 10 years. She has found that Strengths is an incredibly effective tool to promote individual growth and team success. She is the founder of Aspiration Catalyst™, the premier global executive coaching and consultancy firm specializing in helping individuals and organizations achieve significant business growth and exemplary leadership. Her entrepreneurial background and hands on approach translates to fast start, quick turnarounds, and immediate results for her clients. Her highly effective coaching approach combined with 25 years of senior leadership experience at Fortune 500 companies such as CDW, Insight, and Adobe Systems help her clients break through barriers and achieve their goals. Kim is accredited by the International Coach Federation and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.
A strong advocate for giving back, Kim serves on several charity and nonprofit boards including: Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Executive Committee as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and the Educational Foundation, At large board member of the ICF-International Coaching Federation, Chicago Board of Directors, and Fund Raising Chair for the Fred Outa Foundation which runs schools for at risk orphans in Kenya, Africa. She is a volunteer coach/mentor to high potential leaders through Menttium and mentor for the Women’s Mentorship Initiative with the Executives Club of Chicago.
Kim has two amazing daughters who are active in horseback riding, Girl Scouts, gymnastics, softball, and cheerleading. She and her husband, Jared, live an active lifestyle which includes running, triathlons, swimming, biking, hiking, and almost anything that involves being outdoors. Kim walks the talk on setting and achieving courageous goals and in 2015, she realized a dream to travel the world with her husband and two young daughters. For eight months, they circumnavigated the globe as a family, visiting five continents and 26 countries. Aspiration Catalyst™ has a mission to empower great leaders all around the world.