About Dr. Kim

Speaker, Trainer, Author, Educator, Coach, Advocate, and Servant


Dr. Kim Carter is a sought keynote speaker, workshop presenter, trainer, executive coach, academic leader, talent consultant, innovator, advocate, author, and servant. Dr. Kim is a thought leader in organizational development, strategic management, fiscal and operational accountability, talent development (individuals & teams), diversity and inclusion, and leadership. Dr. Kim is an award-winning leader for delivering exceptional customer service, providing optimal engagement, producing phenomenal performance outcomes, and for being a trailblazer in training and development. Dr. Carter has been a frontrunner and engagement champion in both private and public environments and has led individuals and teams to become the top performers in their lives and industry.

Dr. Kim uses her unique speaking style to bring a wealth of knowledge, passion, and heightened participation to every session. Dr. Kim motivates audiences to seek personal and professional clarity and well-defined direction in all that they do. Dr. Kim educates and equips audiences and clients to immediately use shared tools, resources, and best practices.

Dr. Kim also serves as Owner and CEO of the Leader Igniter Group, where she and her team present leaders with cutting-edge business development designs for phenomenal growth. The Leader Igniter Group offers an array of business services from strategic mapping to promotion and succession plan training.  Additionally, Dr. Kim, as Senior Onsite Dean for Strayer University, is responsible for Ohio’s Mega Corporate Partner Site and is a member of Strayer University’s Academic Integrity Committee and Strayer University’s Training Team.  Dr. Kim was most recently responsible for Strayer University’s corporate partner sites in their South Region (OH, TN, GA, & FL). Dr. Kim previously served as the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUB Director, State of Ohio Housing Supervisor, Limited Corporation Trainer, large non-profit Affiliate President, and financial institution Operations Director. Dr. Kim presented a resolution to the Model United Nations and received United States Presidential Recognition for her Leadership efforts.   

Dr. Kim is an Internationally Published Author and Professional Member of the National Speaker’s Association. Dr. Kim is certified in the following: DiSC, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Certified Housing Economic Development Specialist, and Court Mediation*. Several of Dr. Kim’s career focuses include: Responsibility for $507 million in federal government financing while managing over 100 personnel; Negotiating debt forgiveness over a quarter million dollars, removal of13 liens and IRS Compromise in less than two years; and Raising over $1million from individual, corporate, and government sources in one year*.

Dr. Kim’s Doctorate Degree is in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership, Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Dr. Kim’s community service includes: WELD, Ohio (2016 and 2017 Leadership Conference Presenter, Professional Leaders Series Presenter, Emerging Professionals Series Presenter, and Women Business Owner Committee Member); Community Leadership and Fundraising Committees; and non-profit Stewardship Governance Committee. Dr. Kim has been seen on WBNS 10TV, featured in Capella University’s marketing ads, radio guest on AM 560/87.7 FM and Radio One, and a regularly featured contributing author with Ready Publications.

*Denotes an abbreviated list


 Dr. Kim Carter

Dr. Kim Carter