Timothy Q. Kime, Jr.
An award-winning and accomplished leader, Tim Kime is passionate about transforming individuals, organizations and communities. He is the President of Kime Leadership Associates offering executive coaching, meeting facilitation, motivational speaking, and team-building for organizations of all sizes. He is a certified Expert Professional Life Coach. Among his clients are The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, George Washington University, Children’s National Medical Center, Goodwill of Greater Washington, National Cooperative Bank, Covenant House Greater Washington and Covenant House Ilinois.
He leads the Art of Possibilities Workshops that combine his passion for repurposing household items and helping people to be their best. Part "upcycling," part team-building and part coaching, these very engaging sessions which uses art and the transformation of a household item as a metaphor for change and for what's possible. Tim's transformed furniture items were featured in the first-ever "Art of Transformation Exhibit" at PEPCO's Edison Place Gallery in partnership with Goodwill of Greater Washington in 2016 and his "Let's Sit Together Awhile" bench was commissioned to be part of Dance Place's 8th Street Arts Park, also in 2016.
As the former CEO of two impactful and important nonprofit organizations focused on improving the Greater Washington, DC region, he has an extensive track record of leading, guiding, supporting and connecting leaders, launching programs, developing boards of directors, securing financial & in-kind resources, rebranding and expanding visibility.
Tim is the former President & CEO of Leadership Greater Washington, which connects and inspires collaboration among top, senior level leaders from DC-area business, government and nonprofits. As the organization's CEO for nearly 15 years, he raised its stature in the community by delivering excellent and engaging programs, hosting first-class networking events and giving leaders a safe place to forge life-long connections. He is also for the former President & CEO of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, a nationally recognized and model drunk driving prevention coalition.
He is the Immediate Past President of the Board of Trustee for Unity of Washington, Board Member of Joe's Movement Emporium and former Board President of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Tim is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. A high energy and eternally optimistic individual, Tim swims, enjoys creative and artistic pursuits.
"Tim Kime and his team conducted a creative holiday workshop for our management team at Goodwill. While every year we hold a decorating contest, this year we decided to do something a little different that we thought would help improve team building, while allowing our staff to embrace the creativity that all of us share but rarely get to exercise. We created teams to upscale items found at Goodwill stores. The twist was that the new artwork must have a holiday theme.
The workshop was amazing!! Everyone loved it! We all had a chance to work in teams with people we see daily but don’t often interact with, and it brought out the creative holiday spirit in everyone. It was a fun experience. Days after the “reveal” our staff members were still talking about it. We can’t wait to do it again. Kudos to Tim and his team for showing us all what we’re capable of achieving – together!"
~Brendan J. Hurley, MSM, CMM, Chief Marketing Officer Goodwill of Greater Washington & The Goodwill Excel Center, Washington, DC
"Covenant House Washington, was looking for a unique team-building activity for our staff retreat that included art and creativity, so we turned to the Art of Possibilities Workshop to make that happen. Our staff live out the CHW’s mission by helping homeless and disconnected youth people see what is possible in themselves and help them reach new heights in their lives; the workshop was in perfect alignment with our mission. Our team saw new possibilities in transforming house hold items into works of art...much like they do every day with the lives of our youth at Covenant House Washington. Thank you for a great hands-on engagement"
~Dr. Madye Henson, Chief Executive Officer, Covenant House, Washington, DC
"Tim's Art of Possibilities Workshop was the perfect way to launch our new team and our new school! Transforming an ordinary item into a piece of artwork was a powerful metaphor for what we do we aim to do in our work. Tim expertly brought lightness and positive energy to an incredibly moving creative experience!"
~Nicole Weston, Head of School, Fusion Academy Columbia Campus, Columbia, MD
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. " ~John Quincy Adams
"Our organization is going through a major transformation so we were looking for a team-building session that helped to connect our team while highlighting the exciting possibilities that we know will happen. The Art of Possibilities Workshop was the perfect blend of taking time to think outside the box, envisioning what's next for our team and enjoying a creative, thought-provoking time together. We had a fun, energizing session using the metaphor of transforming an old item and giving it a new life and purpose."
~Kathy Sibert, President/CEO, A-SPAN, Arlington, VA