About Founder Kimberly Sumner

Founder Kimberly Sumner

Kimberly loves helping people be successful in a new way of doing business; an energetic and sought-after accomplished speaker, described by many as "uplifting, warm, inspiring and practical”, she is a Collaborative & Inclusive Leadership Expert with regular appearances on national television, expert panels and in press interviews, a specialty in next-generation working styles, and degrees in economics, political science, and marketing (Berkeley and Chartered Institute of Marketing, London).


As the founder of STEPS Leadership, she helps Millennials and GenZ to thrive at work, and organizations to prosper through embracing greater generational and cross-functional team inclusiveness, and also acts as the resident NextGen Expert for her home country’s national body in diversity.


Kimberly is also a novice rower, rookie knitter, snowboarder, and mom to 3 Gen Z teenagers, and believes it takes a village to raise a leader. She regularly connects with her audience via her 2-Minute LinkedIn Video tips, has developed a dedicated following of Millennials and senior business leaders and has a background in investment analysis and funds management. In 2017 her consultancy business won gold at the International Stevie Awards in New York.


However, what many people don't know about Kimberly is her two greatest fears overcome is free water diving with sharks and public speaking, and she once spent 8 months backpacking from Ethiopia to South Africa, including two days sitting atop a cattle top with nothing but a two-person tent.  Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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“What I love sharing with leaders and decision-makers is how to encourage positive and practical transformation even when there are compromises to be made for all. My goal is to provide them with the skills to vest others in aligned outcomes and successful cross-functional and stakeholder collaboration for enhanced offerings customers, employees, and wider stakeholders want (the reason it’s so important to me is learning how to ignite and encourage positive change— in a way that brings everyone along—is something I’ve had to work on from childhood.”



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Kimberly Sumner, Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker



Kimberly Sumner Speaking Engagements

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