Kim Perkins
  • Degrees
    Ph.D., Positive Organizational Psychology
  • Research Interests
    Passion and Purpose
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Kim Perkins earned a PhD student in Positive Organizational Psychology in 2018. As a founding member of LeAD Labs, Kim played a key role in the strategic planning process. She served as a coach and coaching consultant. Kim’s dissertation investigated how leaders define and align their passion and purpose, one of the key components of the LeAD 6PLeadership Framework.

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 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 publishing industry veteran, including positions at Penguin USA and several magazine startups. She lives with her husband in Pasadena.

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