Kimberly Lea, Ed. S.

Kimberly Lea, Ed. S.


CEO & Executive Coaching in

Background:

Kimberly Lea, Ed.S., has over 30 years of higher education and leadership experience in Palm Beach County. She is an award-winning community leader with a passion for connecting people and ideas. She uses intentional collaboration and targeted messages to implement high value programs and meaningful experiences for her clients and stakeholders. Kim specializes in strategic planning, executive coaching, leadership development, and keynote speaking to help large and small organizations optimize results. She is a lifelong learner and curiosity curator with a focus on helping others become their best selves.

As Campus President Keiser University of the West Palm Beach location for over 11 years, she gained extensive understanding of higher education, accreditation, and creating teams which foster success. Kim previously served as a faculty member and eventually as an Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education at Palm Beach State College.

Kim is an active board member of several impactful organizations including the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Women's Foundation of Florida, Leadership Palm Beach County, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, and currently serves as the Secretary for the Chamber of the Palm Beaches. She is a Leadership Palm Beach County graduate (2016) alumni and has served on local and national panels examining issues facing higher education, leadership and workforce readiness, and lifelong learning to support a variety of organizations dedicated to helping women, families, and education.

Kim holds a master’s degree (M.B.A) from Florida Atlantic University, and her Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) from Keiser University and her bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, Kim received the Jesse S. Heiges Distinguished Alumnus Award from Shippensburg University. In 2017, she received the Woman of Worth (WOW) Award from the Central Palm Beach Chamber, and in 2018 she received the Women’s Chamber of Commerce Giraffe Award, which is given to community leaders who stick their necks out to help and empower women in our community. Kim was also honored to also received receive the 2019 Leadership Excellence Award from Leadership Palm Beach County. Kim lives in Jupiter and has four adult children who live and work in Palm Beach County. Kim recently established her own consultancy and has partnered with Vistage Florida to coach and lead peer groups for local CEOs.


Vistage Chair since 12/01/2021
Email: klea@vistageflorida.com
Phone: (561) 510-3545
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