Kim Reynolds…life coach, adventurer,entrepreneur, philanthropist, spiritual seeker, fun lover
Kim enjoys a diverse assortment of interests and activities. Most relevant to this blog are her credentials as a CPCC: Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. As a Life Coach, she loves to inspire people to shine, explore who they really are and move towards it! Transformational change, quantum physics, mediation, yoga and spiritual growth are a few of her favorite subjects. She is the founder of Mind Over Mountains thought provoking adventures for women – retreats that combine intriguing topics with outdoor adventure, personal introspection and Life Coaching.
Given the chance, she likes to get outside and play in nature. She claims to be a recovering adrenaline junkie who is finding more life balance. Kim favors following water in its various forms; ice climbing on frozen waterfalls, skiing fluffy powder from mountaintops, running rivers and surfing frothy waves in her kayak. In between, she loves to swim, dance, practice yoga and ride her bike. Seasonal changes don’t bother her a bit!
Kim has always had jobs she enjoys and feels passionate about. She saw at a young age that life is just too short to do it otherwise. At 19, she got her first outdoor job as a river guide in Alaska, kayaked the Grand Canyon and learned to rock climb. She studied natural sciences & outdoor leadership at Prescott College and has been working outside in some capacity ever since. For her senior thesis, she traveled for 4 ½ months on a 1500 mile solo journey across Utah by foot, raft, kayak and mt. bike. She studied plants, geology, native American history, birds and a learned a lot about herself!
After college, she became an Outward Bound Instructor, Program Director, Aspen Ski Patrol, Antarctic Survival Instructor, Grand Canyon River Guide, Americorps Leader and Ice Climbing Instructor.
In 1998, Kim had an experience that changed her life – she organized a Himalayan expedition that raised money for a small safe house for girls at risk of being sold into the sex trade. When she didn’t summit, it didn’t matter because she felt the impact of giving back and helping these girls in need. She made a promise to herself that from then on, her work would include helping others. A year later, she co-founded Chicks with Picks an all women’s ice climbing program that has raised $185,000 for local organizations including The Tri-County Women’s Resource Center & the Ouray Ice Park. She co-founded The dZi Foundation, a non -profit, that helps indigenous people in the remote villages of Nepal.
Favorite truth: This has never happened to me before and it will never happen again.
Greatest realization: I’ve always believed I ”could”. I keep moving towards what I want and I always manage to find the resources that enable the next step.