I am a lifelong encourager, “lifter upper” and creative woman. I’m a Christian writer, teacher, & prayer warrior. But, first I am a blessed wife, mother, and Meme.
I escaped cubicle-nation, started living my girlhood dream of writing, and now I write devotionals, and children’s books and mentor other authors.
Here’s a little bit more about me….
For many years, my focus was on helping an American corporate business reach its goals and dreams.
Over time, I realized I wasn’t 100% fulfilled with my career. After years of feeling stuck and restless, I crafted a plan to escape cubicle-nation. Then at the appointed time I took a leap of faith and left my corporate career.
At the time of my retirement, I started a personal journey to become grounded in the four aspects of my life- heart, mind, body, and soul.
I have a personal motto of “Honor God, Love Family, Respect Country.” You will find much of my writing and coaching revolves around my core personal beliefs.
Joy, Laughter & Smiles
I think that any woman is most beautiful when she is smiling. She may be covered head to toe in the dirt, hair messed up from running around with the grandkids all day, or pitifully sick with a cold. A Smile is the perfect makeup for the face. Joy is the perfect healer of the soul. Laughter is the perfect medicine for the bones.
I base everything I do on the question “Will this action Honor God?” I am proud to be Christian, and I seek His guidance in all I do. I know that everyone doesn’t believe in God, and is not a Christian. Maybe perhaps they don’t know who or what they believe in. I’ll never pretend to have all the answers, but if you ever need to talk or just want to know more, I’m ready to help you.
I come from a small family. I was an only child, and we raised an only child. But my family is my most treasured gift God has given me. Since I am from a small family, I do have a tendency to “mother” other folks and welcome them into “my extended family.” I am like a mother hen. I will protect my young (just giving you fair warning!)
Honesty and Integrity
I believe honesty and integrity are two of the most important character traits a person can have, and I strive to do my best to uphold those. I will sometimes be brutally honest with you, but we have all heard the saying “Sometimes the truth hurts.” But without truth, there can be no healing because the Truth WILL set you free! I believe that Integrity is becoming a lost value. However, I hold it very dear to my heart. I will always strive to be consistent and truthful.
Teaching and Leadership
When my parents entered the ministry, I didn’t know what was in store for me. At a young teenage life of 13, I was thrust into the role as a teacher for the small children in the church. I applied my keyboard skills to learning the organ for music. I sang praises in the church service. The skills continued to build. I also learned to roll up my sleeves and work, clean, wipe snotty noses that didn’t belong to me, arrange church functions and children’s ministry activities.
I carried those skills and values into the corporate world climbing the corporate ladder during my zig-zag career track. After the glass ceiling crashed in on me (stressed-out, burned-out), I left the corporate world. I came home to nurture my creative side. I enjoy teaching, encouraging and mentoring others. I never imagined that I would become the woman of so many various skills but the basic foundation of teaching and leadership are something I hold dear to my heart. I am constantly trying to find ways to help others and to encourage others with some of the wisdom I have gathered along the way. I LOVE being able to virtually support the arms of others so that THEY can succeed – just the way Aaron and Hur lifted the arms of Moses so that the children of Israel could win the battle!
I didn’t always know what “Personal Development” meant. But I learned the way to get there is by reading, learning and seeking knowledge to better yourself. I love reading books to try to “learn something new.” I believe it is the greatest action that anyone can do for themselves. I do believe that knowledge is power, but it is even more powerful if you do something with the knowledge gained.
Nature & Creativity
I LOVE this beautiful earth that was created by God for us to enjoy. But we also are the caretakers for the only “blue jewel” that there is in our universe. I have a healthy love relationship for nature. I respect the birds and critters and really can “waste” an entire day bird watching. Oh my, don’t let a bunny, raccoon or squirrel run by or I’ll be following them too. I believe we should do our best to be good stewards of the land. Reduce waste when we can by going the extra mile. Use caution and care when using chemicals by remembering that everything we use has a lasting effect on our earthly legacy.
Some fun stuff about Kim:
Favorite Past–Times: Cooking, Enjoying Nature, Photography, Reading, Doodling
Biggest Accomplishments: Raising a wonderful son who introduced us to the concept of Aggie Pride and playing with our grandson!
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Movie: Star Wars (the original: 1977)
Biggest Fear: Dirt roads
Biggest Source of Inspiration: GOD
Best Advice: “A map not drawn is a treasure not found.”
Childhood Dream: To be a Veterinarian, a Librarian, Avon Lady or an Author <==I’m now LIVING that dream!
Biggest Surprise: Born, raised, and lives IN Texas but has never owned a pair of cowboy boots or a cowboy hat!
Nicknames: Kimbo, Kimi
Biggest Secret: Shhhh….I can’t tell you! If I TOLD you, then it wouldn’t be a secret!
Favorite Childhood Books: “The Little Engine That Could,” “The Girl of the Limberlost” and all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy books
My 15 Seconds of Fame: Sitting in the first few rows of a Rod Stewart concert when my husband caught one of the soccer balls he kicke out. Hubby handed it to me, and all the other women looked at me seething with jealousy, and I LOVED IT! It was SO COOL!
What people are saying about Kim…
“Kim is open, honest and straightforward in her approach but she does it in such a way that is nurturing. She is the real deal. Her life experiences and common sense approach easily bring clarity to a situation. She genuinely provides assistance, support, and guidance to others. Kim has generously provided me with suggestions and feedback. I recommend Kim Steadman and encourage you to utilize the skills and talents she offers.”
“It is evident that Kim loves people. She is always ready to help in anyway she can. She has helped me with wording for my Unique Selling Proposition and brainstormed with me for the title of my ebook and what the cover should look like. She has a true gift with words.”
Ree Rote, www.ReeRote.com
“Kim Steadman is a true gift to Empty-Nesters everywhere. Not only does she exemplify the phrase “Go-Giver” she knows just the right thing to say to people, to help them become their best “self”. Kim has proven time and again to be an expert in her field and if you have the opportunity to work with Kim, or purchase any of her training, I HIGHLY recommend that you do so. Your life will be far better off with Kim in it, helping you navigate the waters of life as an empty-nester.”
Natasha Hazlett, natashahazlett.com