June 1, 2023

Women’s Leadership Colloquium March Coffee Talk, March 14

The Women’s Leadership Colloquium March Coffee Talk will take place Tuesday, March 14, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., in person, at the Jepson Alumni and Executive Center’s Kalnen Inn Living Room, 1119 Hanover St., Fredericksburg. Street parking is available on Hanover. Register for the event.

This month’s Coffee Talk topic is The Power of Rest, led by Kimberly Young.

We often plan our days, our projects, or strategic initiatives very carefully with timelines and activities. But how often do we pencil rest into that plan?

An interesting fact is that physiologically, our bodies cannot repair without rest. Despite this fact, we often ignore our need to recharge and push past our breaking point to get to the next accomplishment. In this talk, we will explore the power of planning rest and the downside of ignoring our need for rest.

Note: This session is being led by someone who recently failed to acknowledge the warning signs and can share lessons learned and strategies for bouncing back.

Kimberly Young is associate provost for Career and Workforce at the University of Mary Washington.

She has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, leadership development and consulting in multiple sectors including education, health care, hospitality, and the arts. She is a facilitator and a strategic thinker who cares deeply about equipping organizations with the tools to achieve their goals.

During her time at Ernst & Young, Kimberly led and supported projects in process improvement, change management, strategic communications, and organization design. She managed large scale change projects in conjunction with new enterprise resource planning system implementations and implemented new organizational structures to support the evolving needs of her clients.

Kimberly has worked with leaders in classroom-based and experiential learning in the United States, Canada, China, and Malaysia. Ms. Young was the founding director of the Bloch Executive Education Center at the University of Missouri—Kansas City where she oversaw the Executive MBA, international programs, and custom corporate education. Through her work over the years, her client list includes companies such as Coca Cola Company, Garmin, Eli Lily, H&R Block, 3M Corporation, and Cerner Corporation.

She earned her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and earned both an MBA and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. Kimberly is an active member of the Region 6 Growth Opportunity Virginia Council, the Mary Washington Healthcare Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the Community Foundation.

For more information and to register, visit us online.