Kimberly Wiefling helps individuals, teams and organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. How? By turning managers into leaders and groups of people into real teams through her unique “WorkShocks” – highly engaging, experiential, interactive “Learning Laboratories” where real change happens. And these changes lead to meaningful and measurable business results.
DEEP EXPERIENCE with GLOBAL COMPANIES: Kimberly has worked all over the US, Europe and Asia, traveling to Japan over 100 times to work with culturally diverse employees of globalizing Japanese companies. Her superpower is bringing people with diverse backgrounds, cultures & styles together, across borders and boundaries of every kind, to achieve what none could do alone. See details of her team’s work at Silicon Valley Alliances.
Kimberly’s first book, Scrappy Project Management, was also published in Japanese by the #1 business publisher in Japan, Nikkei Business Press. She has edited and co-authored an additional 5 books and dozens of blogs. Her mentor is Dr. Edgar Schein, who wrote the foreword to her new book “Inspired Organizational Cultures” which will be published later in 2017.
A TECHNOLOGIST with HUMAN SKILLS: A physicist by education, Kimberly realized long ago the limits of technology devoid of human skills – the so-called “touchy feely” aspects of working in teams so vital to success, and so frequently overlooked. Kimberly’s mentor, Dr. Edgar Schein, has been a guiding influence on her work to transform business results through practical, sensible approaches. And Kimberly is a founder of the Silicon Valley Engineering Leadership Community Meetup (SVELC, formerly SVForum EL SIG).
BUSINESS RESULTS FOCUSED: Kimberly facilitates highly engaging leadership, organizational change, and team effectiveness workshops based on her “Possibilities Toolbox”, Scrappy Design Thinking, Scrappy Project Management, and Inspired Company Cultures. Her intensive behavior-changing “learning laboratories”, which she playfully refers to as “workShocks”, directly translate into business results. Her latest book is “Inspired Business Cultures – Discover Your DNA, Engage Your People, and Design Your Future”.
SPECIALIZING in CROSS-FUNCTIONAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL TEAMS: Kimberly has worked globally with people from over 50 different countries in every corporate function, from finance to IT to engineering to executive teams. Her clients include many well-known global brands in a broad range of industries.
FROM STARTUPS to the GLOBAL 1000: In addition to her extensive experience with global companies, Kimberly is a serial entrepreneur. She has been personally involved in over a dozen Silicon Valley startups, one of which was acquired by Google, and another that she helped bootstrap to 7 figure annual revenues.
MAKING a DIFFERENCE: Kimberly is passionate about making a meaningful difference by working with organizations, individuals and teams committed to solving the problems of Our World – profitably and thus sustainably. She is determined to transform Planet Earth one effective leader and engaged team at a time!