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Kimberly Cullen 

Believing in the possible. 
Supporting education leaders.

Nothing is more important than providing meaningful learning for young people.   An educator through and through, Kimberly Cullen believes that fundamentally,  everything about the future depends on what happens today.  Schools need authentic, compassionate, balanced leadership that is forward-thinking, focus on the possible, and grounded in the present.

Kimberly Cullen offers partnership through coaching and holistic consulting services, helping education leaders navigate change, champion challenge, and grow professionally.

Core Beliefs

Promoting commitment, integrity and being bold.
Supporting initiative and responsibility.
Celebrating courage and authenticity.
Believing in balance and kindness.
Lifting others in leadership. 

Turning challenge into opportunity.


From individual professional growth to turning challenge into opportunity, Kimberly Cullen supports administrators and teacher leaders with coaching, mentoring, and thought partnership.  Kimberly focuses on developing compassionate and effective leadership, paving the way for real change.

"Well done is better than well said."
Benjamin Franklin.

Seeing education through multiple lenses.

Consulting Services

Schools are complex systems with countless moving parts.  Kimberly's extensive experience in k-12 education from operations through instructional leadership gives her the unique ability to both step back and dig in.

Working in partnership with education leaders to navigate change, champion challenge, and grow professionally, Kimberly supports leadership development, visioning, strategic planning, team building, talent development, communication, and more.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
Abraham Lincoln

Lifting others in leadership.

Empowering Women Leaders

While the panorama of gender equality in education leadership is slowly changing, we still have a long way to go. According to, it will take 208 years to achieve gender equality in the United States (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2019). And yet, we continue to see current and powerful examples of strong and steady leadership among some of the most visible women leaders in our world. If our real goal is educating for the future and our real clients are young people, then gender should not be a barrier when the best leadership is needed.

Few professions are as immensely rewarding and challenging at the same time as education leadership. Women present a unique set of leadership qualities and as a result, they also face some distinctive challenges. Kimberly works with women on developing their own authentic leadership styles, empowering them be at their best.

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." 

Sheryl Sandberg

About Kimberly Cullen 

A writer, educator, counselor and coach, Kimberly has  twenty-three years of experience in international education.  Her work as a school administrator reflects her profound belief in a school as a safe place for both students and adults to find their best strengths and capacity.  Her professional profile is comprehensive, with experience in teaching, counseling, administration, development and alumni relations, communications and marketing, event management, and accreditation.

Kimberly is an American citizen, raised in Sao Paulo, Dallas and Madrid. ​ As an adult "Third Culture Kid", she brings perspective, compassion, gratitude, integrity, interdependence, and commitment to her work.   Kimberly offers a balanced approach to managing challenge and change that is forward thinking, yet grounded in the present. 

Kimberly Cullen believes in the possible, and aims to help others live into their potential.

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