Meet Dr. Kim Nugent

Inspiring Others to Take Action & Live a Life They Love

My name is Kim Nugent. 

As a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Executive Coach, I believe if you want to achieve extraordinary results, you must start with your people. Investing time, training, and mentoring to bring out the best in each individual is the first step in the process. The next step is to build a culture of sustainability built on values. This does take time, but the results are worth it. 

I am passionate about learning, leadership development, faculty development, and evidence-based coaching and mentoring that drive individual and organizational success.

Kim’s Background & Education

Kim has a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston. She also has three Masters Degrees — an M.B.A. from St. Thomas University, an M.S. in Instructional Design and Online Learning from Capella University, and an M.S. in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Business.

Her undergraduate experience earned her a B.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston, Hilton College. Kim lives in Houston, Texas.

She is also a Best-Selling Author of the book: “Promotion Protocol: Unlock the Secrets of Promotability & Career Success”, “Promotion Protocol: Coaching Conversations Companion Guide”, “Did I Say Never?,” and “52 Weeks to Exceptional Leadership.”

Applause for Dr. Kim Nugent

Mariano Descalzi

President | LCI Language Centers

“There is no question that Kim is one of the most positive and inspiring leaders that I have ever met. She has shown to be passionate and dedicate to every role that she decides to take both personally and professionally. I highly recommend Kim for any professional that is looking to improve their leadership skills as well as feel inspired by someone that has never given up on her dreams.”

Candace Goodwin

President | Organizational Leadership Partners

“Dr. Kim Nugent is knowledgeable, authentic and passionate when it comes to speaking and training. She has a unique ability to connect with audiences by both engaging and empowering them simultaneously. The topics she spoke about were clearly articulated, well organized, and she added a good balance of humor to keep the participants focused. Dr. Nugent is a strategic visionary and an outstanding communicator and team builder. She is highly confident, compassionate, understanding and has the distinct desire to make a difference in the lives of others.”

Tina Miller, Ed. M


“There are not enough “power adjectives” to describe the level of enthusiastic professionalism that describes Kim Nugent. Her work is outstanding! Kim demonstrates excellent powers of observation, and an ability to communicate and suggest change in effective but non-threatening ways. She is gifted in organizational management and approaches audiences from a rational and real world perspective. Kim is a wonderfully motivating individual who can change the way you work!”

Stevie Morrison


“We’re a women’s professional association and we kicked off the New Year with Kim as our speaker. It was the most highly attended dinner event we’ve ever hosted. Kim was flexible with our timetable and tailored her talk to our industry. She gave us practical and achievable steps to move towards success and used stories to make concepts easy to understand and remember. I strongly recommended her a speaker for any type of professional development event.”

Dr. Kim in the Media

“From Prison to Possibilities: Paving Your Path” is an engaging resource for those working to rebuild a prosperous life

From Prison to Possibilities: Paving Your Path”: a potent resource for resetting one’s path and starting anew. 

Kim Nugent on the Center for Coaching Certification's Weekly Coaching Podcast

Cathy Liska talks with CCC graduate Dr. Kim Nugent who talks about her new book - "From Prison to Possibilities Paving Your Path".

Kim Nugent: Meet the Author on Indie Book Source

Listen to Dr. Kim Nugent on the MEET THE AUTHOR Podcast (Episode 37).

Aired Wednesday December 15, 2021 at 7 PM ET (US)

Watch the video or listen below.

Dr. Kim Nugent named Innovation Leadership Coach of the Decade by IAOTP

Dr. Kim Nugent, Innovation Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Founder of Kim Nugent Enterprises LLC was recently selected as Innovation Leadership Coach of the Decade for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).