By: Kim DeCoste Issue: Collaborative Women Section:Advisory Board
Kim DeCoste is the President and CEO of DeCoste & Associates, LLC
Kim DeCoste is the President and CEO of DeCoste & Associates, LLC - an executive & career coaching firm and professional development consultancy. Her focus is supporting individuals and organizations dealing with career transition and strategic career management. Kim’s career has spanned nearly 20 years in employment services, e-learning, sales and marketing. Kim is passionate about education, diversity, sustainability, politics and women in leadership.
Recently Kim has begun public speaking and training workshop engagements on topics related to the changing world of work and managing career transitions.
Beyond her professional focus, Kim is an active participant in the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and recently received a 2009 “Leadership in Motion” award for her service to the community and has been nominated for the Brian Vogt Community Leader of the Year Award in 2010. Kim is a leader in the Renewable Energy Task Force, the Chair of Sponsor Expansion for the Clean Tech Open – Rocky Mountain, as well as a member of the Steering Committee for the STEM-EC group and a member of the Women in Leadership Legislative Action Committee. Beyond those roles, Kim participates actively in the Business Leaders for Responsible Government and the Cellar Masters.
Kim’s outside activities and volunteer efforts are centered on the Douglas County School District as a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee as well as serving on the Board of her son’s P.T.O. Kim and her family are also active in their church community.
Recreationally, Kim enjoys local and international travel, food, wine, and is an avid reader. Kim is an active supporter of several museums and a fine & performing arts enthusiast as well.
Kim earned a B.A. in Language Studies and Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.B.A. in e-Commerce from Jones International University. Kim speaks German and Spanish and continues to be a student of world languages.