Kim Perkins, a PhD student in Positive Organizational Psychology, has played a key role in the strategic planning process for LeAD. She is a motivation and peak performance researcher who develops and delivers leadership training. She has recently delivered training to leaders at Genentech, Abbott Labs, Tory Burch, American Express, and Shire Pharmaceuticals as a trainer with The Mind Gym, a London-based firm delivering targeted, interactive workshops to top international companies. Kim is co-designer of the Total Question Workout, a daylong strategy workshop for C-suite executives; major clients include Sony Pictures Entertainment and Adobe India. She helped Patton State Hospital implement strategies from positive organizational psychology to transform worker engagement. Kim’s dissertation investigates how leaders define and align their passion and their purpose. Kim holds a BA in English from Oberlin College and an MA in Evaluation & Research Methods from Claremont Graduate University. A former pro athlete and sports coach, Kim is a three-time champion of the world’s longest inline skating race, the 87-mile Athens to Atlanta. Kim is also a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, including positions at Penguin USA and several magazine startups. She lives with her husband in Pasadena.