Are You Ready to Look Forward. Live Fully. And Create a Life You Love?
For over 13 years Kim has put audiences at ease while inspiring them through her stories of survival and reinvention. Her presentations on life’s lessons and survivorship and how we need to embrace the gifts of life and make every day count apply to everyone and has made her a favorite among audiences. Audiences ranging from cancer survivors to health care professionals; from corporate leadership to non-profit organizations have gained insight and perspective from her keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops and retreats. Whether as a keynoter, moderator, panelist or host, Kim continues to inspire her audiences with her gifts of honesty, courage, hope and laughter. All of Kim’s topics can be adapted for a keynote, breakout, seminar, facilitation or retreat. Kim can tailor a combination of the programs to meet your exact needs.
The Recipe for a Great Life: Not Only Surviving, But Thriving
Kim shares her recipe for survivorship, which has allowed her to not only survive, but thrive in life – even in the midst of unexpected change and challenges. Her lesson is simple: that we must all continue to adapt and adjust our own recipes, not being stuck in our past or allowing others to write our recipe. Kim’s challenges have been faced by many of us, and this presentation is one that will leave audiences inspired to create their own recipe for a great life – not simply surviving, but thriving.
Resigning as General Manager of the Universe: Finding Balance in a World of Chaos
For many of us, life is anything but balanced. It’s more like a colossal collision between the thousands of things pulling at our time…the demands of work, home and everything in between…not to mention arms and legs if you have kids. In this interactive session, Kim shares her own lessons learned about balancing the chaos of life through the demands of being a wife, mom, friend, cancer survivor, passionate volunteer, entrepreneur, as well as dozens of other hats she wears. Learn the five steps to “resigning as general manager of the universe”: saying no, setting priorities, delegating more, eliminating things that drain us, and taking “me” time. Audiences leave “resigning as general manager of the universe” and with a renewed sense of empowerment by taking back their own life, one in which they are thriving instead of simply surviving.
The Rollercoaster Ride of Life: Learning to Throw Your Hands Up, Scream and Find the Joy
Rollercoaster – defined as anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes. Also known as life. Kim shares her honest, raw, inspiring and humorous ride on the rollercoaster of life. Through the ups and downs of cancer, divorce and other dips, she learned to throw her hands up, scream and in the end find the joy on the ride of her life, even though at times, she would have rather been on the ferris wheel. Kim shares the tools she used to successfully navigate change and find the joy so that others can learn how to successfully ride the rollercoaster of life.
Eat Dessert First – Make TODAY Count
After facing breast cancer, losing two friends and an aunt to the same disease, facing a divorce, and other challenges in life, Kim has realized that we must live in the moment. To Kim, her sweet tooth and her unquestionable love of chocolate, that means eating dessert first any chance she gets. Kim shares lessons on why we need to focus on what matters, let go of the rest, laugh, love and yes, eat dessert first. Audiences will leave having a burning desire to eat dessert first, enjoy more sunsets, laugh more, do what brings them joy in life and make today count.
Surviving and Thriving: I Still Buy Green Bananas
During Kim’s breast cancer treatment, she went the store one day and bought a bunch of green bananas. To her, they signified hope – hope that she would be here when they ripened. We all need hope -something to look forward to, something that drives us in our lives, even on those days when we think we can’t get out of bed. And the truth is, we all have those days, and those moments in our lives. Kim has had her fair share: her high school guidance counselor labeling her and telling her she wasn’t college material; her diagnosis with cancer at the age of 30 while planning her son’s 2nd birthday; losing two young friends and an aunt to the same disease; and facing a divorce which left her alone for the first time in her life. After hearing Kim, audiences will leave want to rush to the grocery store and buy those green bananas – finding that hope in our own lives, even in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, a divorce, losing a job or other challenges in life.
Putting On Your Big Girl Panties When Life Knocks You Down
At times, life knocks you down flat on your face. It’s at that moment that you have a choice on whether you lay there and cry or whether you put on your big girl panties and get back up with a smile on your face. Kim’s had her share of being knocked down in life. Her challenges have been faced by many of us. It’s a story of resiliency that Kim can tell through many chapters: her battle with breast cancer, losing two friends and an aunt to the same disease, the demands of owning her own business, the balance of being a working mother, the unexpected challenges of marriage, family and divorce, having a second chance at love, remarrying a widower with two small children, and adjusting to a fabulous new life in a blended household as Kim Becking – mom of three, party of five. No matter the challenge, Kim continues to reinvent herself, facing her fear and failures head on. Audiences will be inspired by this story about finding a way to face your fears with courage and hope, accept change, and put on your big girl panties with a smile on your face when life knocks you down.
We All Have Our Scars: Perspectives from a Breast Cancer Survivor
In life, we all have our scars – whether it’s physical or emotional – and we must learn to accept them and find that inner spirit we all possess in order to live a joyful life. Kim shares her own perspective about her scars in a courageous and funny way – her journey with her physical scars from her breast cancer diagnosis, but also the emotional scars of her divorce, dating and ultimately finding love again – all while learning to accept herself – scars and all. Audiences leave this presentation feeling empowered to face their own challenges and obstacles in life, and ultimately accept and learn from their own scars in life – whatever form they take.
When Momma Ain’t Healthy, Ain’t Nobody Healthy: Taking Control of Your Health And Your Life
You’ve heard the saying – “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Well, “if momma ain’t healthy, ain’t nobody healthy.” Kim shares her experiences on how to make time for yourself, reduce stress, be your own health care advocate and ultimately take control of your health and your life – even when facing obstacles and challenges in life. After catching her breast cancer early because of breast self-exam, Kim is living proof that taking care of yourself can save your own life. Audiences will leave with practical tips on how to find balance and ensure that they are taking care of themselves in order to create a healthy and fabulous life.
Finding Your O
When Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer, she chose to find her “O” – that optimism that she knew she had inside. The reality is that we will all have bumps in the road throughout our life. We can react one of two ways – feel sorry for ourselves, spend all our energy asking why and being angry, and never truly be happy OR take control of how we react, realize that obstacles are a part of life, find our O, and be happy anyway. Kim has continued to find her “O”, through her cancer, through divorce and other challenges in life. Kim challenges her audience to realize they have a choice when facing obstacles and change in life– to find their O – that optimism that allows them to truly live a joyful and full life.
Nordie’s at Noon: The Power of Hope, Friendship and Retail Therapy
Kim shares the experiences of herself and her three friends, co-authors of Nordie’s at Noon. This is a story offour young professional women diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 or younger. Once a month, they met at Café Nordstrom for lunch. It was their special place to laugh, cry and celebrate the journey of life after a cancer diagnosis. It’s a story of friendship, humor, strength, inspiration, and education sprinkled with a little retail therapy. After sharing these inspirational lessons on life, Kim will leave audiences filled with laughter, hope and wanting to make every day count. Her messagespeaks to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, supported someone with cancer, or faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge.
From Patient and Caregiver to Advocate
Facing a health care crisis can be a challenge, often times leaving patients and caregivers overwhelmed, and not sure where to turn. Kim shares her experience as a breast cancer patient, and those of friends and family, who have been in “the system” as patients and caregivers. Kim shares practical advice – encouraging her audience to become their own advocates as it relates to their health. In the area of health and wellness, there are many ways to become an advocate. Advocate for yourself. Advocate for a family member or friend. Advocate for other individual patients who may not be able to speak for themselves. Kim believes that her own patient advocacy allowed her to get the best care possible. Breast cancer taught Kim the importance of asking the hard questions – the importance of taking action – of being proactive. She leaves her audiences empowered to arm themselves with information, to do their homework, to build their medical team, to establish strong communication, to ask the hard questions, to not be afraid to get 2nd opinions and to not only find their voice, but make it heard. Kim leaves you inspired to take control of your health and your life.
No Doctor, I Don’t Understand Your Alphabet Soup (This program is designed for medical health care professionals.)
Kim shares her experiences from the patient’s perspective after hearing those four words “you have breast cancer.” Often times, doctors, their medical jargon and their assumptions about a patient’s understanding of their own diagnosis leaves patients feeling more confused, scared and overwhelmed than before they were diagnosed. This program was specifically designed to provide health care providers with stories from real patients, providing suggestions on how to talk to patients, and allow those attending to improve their interactions with their patients.
- Body Image
- Breast Cancer
- Cancer Survivor
- Dealing with Change/Change Management
- Inspiration and Motivation
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Parenting/Families/Blended Families
- Personal Growth and Empowerment
- Remarriage after Divorce
- Women’s Health
- Women’s Issues
- Work/Life Balance