Stacy S. Kim, founder of Life Junctions LLC, is a certified career and life coach helping high-achieving, deeply caring women and parents balance their ambitions, passions, and energy for the people they love. Through individual coaching services (via phone or in-person), a blog, a newsletter, and workshops, she translates research to concrete strategies in a style that is intellectually stimulating yet fun. She both energizes and reassures her clients, readers, and audiences, enabling them to pursue rewarding careers and live more fulfilling lives.
Dr. Kim loves speaking to parents, schools, employee groups, and professional organizations. She can uplift, calm, and engage even the most weary or discouraged audience. Recent venues and groups include: the New York Times Parent Support Group, the Merrill Lynch Women's Exchange, the Mom Corps 30 Minute Mentor program, the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, Lighthouse International, the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, the Mandell School, Rutgers Church Community Programs, and private homes.
Dr. Kim has over 15 years’ experience in early childhood education and work-family research. She has worked for such institutions as Columbia University and the Families and Work Institute, where she coauthored Feeling Overworked: When Work Becomes Too Much with Ellen Galinsky and James T. Bond.
Dr. Kim earned her doctorate in educational policy and leadership at the University of Pennsylvania; her coaching certification at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an International Coach Federation-accredited program; and her bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University.
She was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea, and currently lives with her husband and two children in New York City.