This Month’s Women in Technology Thought Leader: Dr. Kym Harris, President and Chief Executive Office of YourSweetSpot Coaching and Consulting
Kym A. Harris, Ed.D. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Your SweetSpot™ Coaching and Consulting. Dr. Harris partners with organizations, their leaders, and individual clients to strengthen leadership capability and cultivate relationships that enhance the leader’s ability to influence, collaborate, motivate, and lead. Dr. Harris helps clients understand the importance of balancing results with authentic relationships and builds the skills necessary to act on that understanding.
Dr. Harris is a board-certified executive coach, speaker, and author with expertise in emotional intelligence, leadership development, and career management strategies. Along with coaching individuals and corporate clients, Dr. Harris also serves as a personal coach for the Kennesaw State University Coles Executive MBA Program.
Dr. Harris’ 27-year career in Human Resources and Talent Development represents leadership and executive roles in higher education (University of Miami and Emory University), and corporate organizations (The Home Depot and Cox Enterprises). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University, and a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University.
Dr. Harris volunteers with Emerge, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to support women who have demonstrated a deep commitment to reaching their educational goals and giving back to their communities. She also serves on the host committee for the Turknett Leadership Character Award.
Dr. Harris is also an advocate for Women in Technology and a supporter of the mission:
“I am committed to the WIT mission because of its “next level” message. Whether it is about increased self-awareness, strengthening knowledge in STEAM, or sharing the journeys of other accomplished women and girls, WIT programs point to the possibilities; and those possibilities elevate the aspirations of women and girls”
More About Dr. Kym Harris:
Currently Reading: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill; The Rhythm of Life -Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose, by Matthew Kelly; and The Other Kind of Smart – Simple Ways to boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success.
The Best Advice She’s Ever Received: “Olga Rice, a leader I reported to early in my career, told me that it was my responsibility to make people comfortable with me. I did not understand the power of that advice until much later in my career. I have since learned how to make others comfortable with me. It is my ability to authentically engage others that has contributed to the growth and success of my business and career.”
A Leader She Looks Up To: “These days I most admire Michelle Obama. I appreciate her style, grace, self-confidence, and intellect. None of us will ever know the joy and pain of being the first women of color to hold the position of first lady of the United States. In my opinion she is the role model for strength, class, and integrity. She stands firm in her values, and dedicates her time and treasures to the things she believes in.”
Connect with Dr. Kym Harris:
LinkedIn: Dr. Kym Harris