I am honored to be widely known as the productivity expert when it comes to direct sales.

What makes me an expert?  For starters, I’ve done what you want to do – build a successful business. A business that didn’t force me to sacrafice everything else in my life, and that allowed me to greatly enhance my life and those around me.

I had a very successful direct sales business for over a decade with The Pampered Chef.  I did so while pregnant, having young kids at home, building a house, moving, nursing sick family members, doing lots of volunteer work, being room mom… same as you.   I’m not going to say it was always easy, but it was all worth it and led me to where I am today.

In addition to my extensive direct sales experience, I am a certified professional organizer, Certified Microsoft Outlook Specialist, Registered  Coach, am DiSC trained, president of the Tennesee Chapter of the National Speakers Association andeven certified as an Interior Redesign Specialist.  (Because of course I like to make things look good too!)My story:  I joined the corporate world at a young age, and truthfully, I loved it at the time. I did very well in my sales position for a Fortune 500 company, earning some of the company’s top awards and incentives.  However, things changed as my family grew. When baby #2 arrived, I decided to follow that little-voice prompting and bite-the-bullet to be a stay-home mom. That was a huge lifestyle adjustment for us all, including a financial one.

Kimberly Family
Kimberly, Preston, Zach, Bree and Weston

One Monday night, after a couple of years being at home (now with baby #3 on the way!), I succumbed to attending a home party with a friend…just to “get out of the house for a while.”  I’ll admit I had preconceived notions about what it was going to be like and was prepared for a quick get-a-way.  However it ended up changing my life.  I secretly watched and wondered if that could be me up there showing people how they could make their lives better and even more fun with these products.  Could it be true?  Could people really have an easy start-up business and something that worked around their family and make decent money? I got a call from the show rep the next day and the rest as they say, is history.

To be clear, my first show…my first month was a disaster and I almost quit. However, with a little encouragement and an “intervention” so-to-speak from one of my upline directors, Sharyl, I had a shift in my thinking and things changed…quickly.  (It’s amazing what a little coaching by someone that has already figured things out can do!) By my 4th month, I had achieved the Top 10 list in sales for the entire company, my team was growing like crazy and I was promoted to Director by month 6…the same month as having baby #3!  I earned my first deluxe incentive trip to Disneyworld the next year for my family…and by then, my family was hooked too.

I won’t pretend it was easy to manage everything at first. A new baby, a toddler, a kindergartener, a home to manage and a super-fast growing team…if it was going to work,  I knew I would need a “system”. I thought about what I really wanted and how I could do what needed to be done in less time and with effort and came up with a few “systems” that helped me manage it all.  It’s true – good systems can Save You Stress, Time, Energy, Money and Space!In addition to the success I have had in business, I couldn’t be more proud of my terrific marriage to husband Preston (what a great guy!) and our 3 really awesome kids (Zach -22, Bree -18 and Weston 16 years old.  They really are awesome kids…really, you can ask anybody.  We are also blessed with our sponsor son Joseph, 16, through The Palmer Home for Children. www.palmerhome.org.

I started my own training company in 2006, focusing on the organization of time, mind, spaces and information for those that wanted more time, more balance and more money from their work and home life. I have witnessed how just a few small changes in someone’s schedule, habits or thinking can have a profound and positive impact.

I believe that when people feel they are “being productive”, they are generally happier.  When people are happier, they treat others better, tend to have more energy and thus able to be even more productive and influential. Would you agree?”

Favorite things to do: Going to concerts with Preston (Some of the latest have been to see Van Halen’s reunion concert (AWESOME!), The Eagles, Keith Urban (LOVE HIM!), AC/DC, Billy Currington, Journey, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, the CMT Awards Show and more!). I also like to read, learn, big family get-togethers, vacations with my family and to clothes shop!

Favorite books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, and Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

 I am on my elliptical or walking 3-4 times a week, keep a clean and organized home, have regular “date nights” with my husband and spend plenty of time with my kids – attending activities, school functions and just hangout time.  My social calendar includes enough time with friends, family and church activities through Life Fellowship Church.  (www.mylifefellowship.com)

Favorite Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life, the Sixth Sense, The Patriot, and The Blind Side.