Kimberly O’Neill, MBA, ACC

Certified CareerCOACH™


CareerCOACH™ Services of Upstate New York
Watertown, NY 13601

Kimberly "Kimi" O'Neill, Certified CareerCOACH™

Kimberly "Kimi" O’Neill, MBA, ACC, is a Certified CareerCOACH™, dedicated to guiding professionals and military-to-civilian veterans toward fulfilling and financially-rewarding careers. A best-selling author, sought-after speaker, accomplished professional coach and trainer, Kimi is a TTI Success Insights® DISC Certified, TTI-Motivators® Certified, and CareerCOACH Certified™ career advancement expert. She serves clients in Upstate New York, as well as across the US and internationally.

Kimi feels the strongest connections with people who are making a career change, perhaps due to the many turns in her own career path. Her career success has spanned hospitality, sales, real estate, education, contracting, and entrepreneurship. Her twenty-plus-year background in coaching spans her service in the US Air Force, as well as with the New York State Department of Labor and with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has led hundreds of workshops for more than ten thousand transitioning service members, as well as coaching numerous professionals one-on-one.

Above all, what appeals most to Kimi about coaching is helping people get past their limiting beliefs about what they can or should do with their lives and careers. She thrives on teaching people how to recognize not only what they are good at doing, but what they find most fulfilling. “I really care about helping people figure out what makes them tick. So often we find ourselves in careers because we thought we should go in a certain direction, or because it was a “smart move;” I don’t think we are ever taught how to figure out what is a good fit.”

Describing her coaching style, Kimi reveals, “My only agenda is to help my client get confidently clear on their goals, then help them create a roadmap to get there. I ask a lot of questions; I listen more than I speak. I believe no one knows what is best for us other than ourselves and I strive to help my clients uncover the answers that already lie within them.” Her clients benefit from her ability to organize, lead, coach, train, and inspire them to pursue their passion, find their purpose, strengthen their minds and their performance, and get real fulfillment through their work.

Even with Kimi’s extensive education and practice in numerous coaching methods, she was drawn to earn her CareerCOACH Certification™ in part due to the Influence Networking feature, which is designed to help clients skip the online job search and get referred into the job that’s best for them. Kimi comments, “I have not seen anything like it, and it is a surefire method to get you where you want to go.”

Kimi earned a Master of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University, a Masters Certificate in Veterans Services from Empire State College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College. She also holds numerous certifications, in addition to her CareerCOACH™ Certification, including: Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF); Success Finder for Basic Business (Success Finder); Train the Trainer Certification (Marc Accetta Training); Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (iNLP Center); Certified Professional Coach (ICF); Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (IPEC psychometric assessment); Career Transition Facilitator Certification (GBX Consultants); Adult Educator Certification (National Cryptologic School); and Career Transition Trainer Certification (National Veterans Training Institute).

She is eager to work with you as you make your career transition a successful, meaningful one!

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt