Coach and consultant, Keep Rising; Induction and Development Director, Hampton City Schools, Virginia

About Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim Richardson, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), is coach and consultant with her company Keep Rising and currently holds the position of Induction and Development Director with Hampton City Schools in Virginia. She is the creator of the Radical Learners course: Coaching for Connection, Certainty, and Autonomy, in collaboration with Jim Knight/Instructional Coach Group. Her contributions to the field have been recognized in Focus on Teachers, where her work with the HCS coaching program was prominently featured.

Dr. Kim’s drive is coaching and leadership professional learning with a “People-Centered Approach.”  Previously, as the HCS Instructional Coaching Coordinator, she played a pivotal role in establishing and shaping the district’s instructional coaching program. Her leadership and ongoing training initiatives have been instrumental in its success, making it an integral part of the district’s educational framework. Prior to her current roles, Dr. Kim has held various positions including elementary school principal, technology curriculum instructional specialist, and elementary classroom teacher. Outside of her professional endeavors, she values spending quality time with her husband, three sons, daughter-in-law, and baby granddaughter. On weekends, she enjoys teaching Zumba® fitness classes, finding pure joy in the art of dance.

Keynote Address

Coaching Competencies for Leading Change

Change is unavoidable within any organization, requiring leaders to effectively guide individuals and teams through it. In this interactive keynote session, Dr. Kim will share key principles for mastering coaching competencies essential for leading both oneself and others through change. Drawing from her expertise in leadership and organizational development, Dr. Kim will provide practical insights and examples to equip attendees with the necessary tools to drive change effectively.

Keynote Breakout

Failure to Launch: Engaging Resistant Teachers

Perhaps teachers exhibit resistance towards us, but it could potentially be our fault! During this session, participants will explore the underlying triggers of resistance and strategies to diminish its impact. Discover practical approaches for managing resistance and cultivating trust and rapport with hesitant or resistant teachers, ensuring you can navigate these challenges with confidence and insight.