In most lives there is a moment when we need to rise through our pain, through self-doubt, fear, and mistrust, and reconnect with who we are meant to be. Kim is an award-winning educator of 34 years, but she is also a wife and mother of four children. Perfect for motivating others, this speech will focus on ways to overcome feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and underappreciated. Through the use of her own personal journey and how she overcame tragedy, betrayal, heartbreak, and pain, Kim will help audience members realize their influence, strength, and worth. Kim's heartwarming and thought-provoking anecdotes serve as compassionate, humorous reminders that it is possible to find power within our most painful moments—that in fact, these experiences are the root of our power, truth, and self-acceptance. The blend of personal, professional, and pedagogical anecdotes in addition to Kim's 6 steps engage participants searching for a balance between their lives and their hearts.