- 20+ years in technical fields
- Puget Sound Coaches Association president (2005-2007), past
president (2007-2008), and secretary
- International Coach Federation member and Regulatory Committee
- International Association of Coaches member
Kimm Viebrock is a member of the 2008 International Coach Federation
Regulatory Committee, was President of the Puget Sound Coaches Association board
of directors 2005-2006, 2007, PSCA Past President 2007-2008, and PSCA Secretary 2004-2005; PSCA is a
chartered chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Kimm Viebrock, of Soaring Mountain Enterprises, is an ICF ACC credentialed
coach specializing in assisting technology professionals and service-oriented
technical organizations to develop and use their skills more effectively,
increase their value within the larger organization, and transform their work
into a joyful expression of who they are. Many of Kimm's clients build on their
growth to "make a difference," positively and significantly impacting others' as
well as their own lives.
Kimm quickly engages with her clients and helps them drive toward practical
insights and actions, which is exactly what geeks and other achievement-oriented
professionals say they want in a coaching partner. If "warm and fuzzy" doesn't
suit your style, try "logically creative" instead!
Prior to entering the coaching and consulting field, Kimm spent approximately
15 years in Technical Support and Product Management as a support analyst, a
senior product engineer, and as both a front-line and a senior manager. Kimm
brings her familiarity with doing front-line and advanced technical work as well
as her business savvy and strategic planning expertise to every engagement.
Her own analytical bent and her extensive work with other highly technical
individuals has led Kimm to embrace a strong sense of
"practical purpose" as a way of finding common ground with
achievement-oriented professionals of every stripe, resulting in a more
effective partnership. Kimm has found that combining more traditional linear
logic with what she calls "logical creativity" results in more meaningfully
Prior to her work in the Seattle-area high tech industry, Kimm had very productive careers
in broadcast meteorology and broadcast journalism in a variety of western
states, in aviation as a flight instructor, and in food & beverage service. Her
original degree, which still comes in handy whenever it threatens to snow in
Seattle or for intimidating people who try to make small talk about the weather,
was in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington.
Kimm lives in Bellevue, has two cats (first only chronologically), and is married with two sons -
one threatening to graduate from college and one convinced that his primary
purpose for continuing his education at least through middle school is so that
he can begin to learn how to design computer games in the fifth grade.
You can experience Kimm's unique perspectives on life and work by visiting
her online web log, Survival Strategies for Techies, located at
The Soaring Mountain Enterprises website can be found at
Working With Kimm Viebrock
Coaching clients tell me that I help them get past whatever
"angst" and other barriers they might be feeling so that they are more equipped
to create what they want in their lives. They report feeling and acting more
confident while maintaining a sense of compassion and humility.
Consulting clients and attendees of my workshops often indicate that
they had come to expect consultants to miss the connection into their specific
business needs or to dispense useless information that is too "warm and
fuzzy"... and instead found the information I shared with them to be useful and
My clients report that unlike so many others, I really "get it" and that
they are glad to have the support and insights of someone who understands their
world and what is important to them.
I specialize in helping technology professionals transform their work into
a joyful expression of who they are, optimize their effectiveness and to use that
unique combination to make a difference in their
own lives and the lives of others around them.
-- Kimm Viebrock, Associate Certified Coach