About Kimberly Colleen

I Am a proud mom & an innovative #SApro, storyteller, trainer and consultant-My passion is to empower you to LIVE YOUR SOUL-INSPIRED STORY! #nevernevergiveup

Kimberly Colleen Rhyan has been working in Higher Education since 2003 and received awards and honors in New York and Ohio for her innovative programming. She earned her B.A. in Fine Art from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and M.A. in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University.

Being an artist has helped Kimberly Colleen process life and progress as a human being. Her paintings have been exhibited in Ohio and New York. Ever since she was a young child, she has felt compelled to make art. Her biological mother was an artist and she would sit in awe and watch her stucco everything (literally, their entire house). She also has a hero, her elementary art teacher, who took Kimberly  under her wing and inspired her to use her gifts and not give up.
Since eighth grade, she has written in over 200 journals to track her journey and reflect over her life to make change for the future. Writing in journals was a private journey, until she began writing her experiences on blog in 2003. She considers herself a word arranger and translator of experiences; whether she’s writing something autobiographical or motivational, she seeks to empower and help others be more open to self-discovery.
Kimberly Colleen is trained in the Art of Hosting and seeks to empower emerging to advanced leaders fulfill their potential through the exploration of creativity, strategic planning, and idea mapping. Her degrees in Fine Art and Creative Arts Therapy provide her with a strong foundation to purposefully teach others how to utilize problem solving  and the arts to develop solutions for life.
Ultimately, Kimberly Colleen is a passionate artist and writer, but she is called to a greater mission to empower others through education, action, reflection and transformation; she is determined to support others (one person or organization at a time) to creatively and strategically plan steps to ensure successful completion of goals. Whether it is exhibiting her art work or facilitating a workshop, Kimberly Colleen Rhyan will use her experiences, enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to develop a unique experience to inspire your future success.

I am….

I am a soul-inspired educator and coach.

·      I have more than 15 years of experience within the public and private sector: I have more than 10 years of experience in higher education at public and private institutions.
·      As a result of my career so far, I have developed a passion for coaching through Soul-Storytelling; I possess a servant leadership heart seek to sustain holistic engagement and support of my audience.
·      Through strategic coaching, I help others in the process of Storytelling, Mapping their Purpose & Stepping into their Future.

I am former foster youth, single-parent/mother, advocate and speaker.

·      I have spoken across the nation at various state and national conferences; please contact me if you need a keynote speaker or workshop presenter.
·      My past experiences includes developing student driven programs and serving the needs of diverse student populations, especially students experiencing crisis; I have provided assistance to single parents, foster youth, homeless, and first generation college students.
·      The majority of my speaking engagements have been focused on being a former foster youth, reconciliation, personal wellness, creativity, faith, advocacy, and student retention programs.

I am an artist/art teacher, creative problem solver, blogger and writer.

·      I graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Hofstra University, with a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy.
·      I excel in creative problem solving, in order to meet the needs of key stakeholders, students, and community entities. I am able to initiate new ideas and take on new responsibilities to build successful outcomes; I have received several grants in New York and Ohio.
·      I have had my artwork on display across Ohio, at educational institutions, Groveport City Hall, and the Ohio Statehouse.
·      I also teach painting classes for all ages, for various groups, including churches, educational institutions and community organizations; each class is customized and prices vary.

I am Kimberly Colleen Rhyan.



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