International Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur
Kim N Carswell is an award-winning entrepreneur, branding speaker, author, and the Chief Engagement Officer for Persona Affairs, a branding firm. She counsel’s clients worldwide in conflict management, resume writing, social media, and professional development. Kim coined the “Resume Branding” term in 2007, which Human Resource experts fell in love with, earned a “Top 1%” distinction on LinkedIn, and changed the way jobseekers marketed their value during the US economic recession. Kim is a 3-time published author who adapted her 11-year tenure in higher education into a new academic branding book for college-bound students.
Kim is a pioneer who has made substantial strides in answering the call for advancing corporate leadership. She served on the Atlanta Area Council of ABWA African and Southeast Asian Delegation, where she facilitated dialogues with progressive leaders in government, NGO’s, and business from over 15 countries. ABWA recognized Kim’s contributions by honoring her as the nation’s 2016 American Business Women.
Celebrating through dance is how Kim shares in her client’s successes which expand as far as the White House, Google, Huffington Post, Apple, Pearson, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.
As a Guest Lecturer, Kim teaches personal branding to Georgia Institute of Technology graduate students and serves as an Advisory Board member of the School of Interactive Computing along with many the Top 50 corporations from Fortune’s 500 list such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, AT&T, and Bloomberg.
Passionate about ending financial inequity in the workforce and business, Kim founded the economic empowerment 501c3 nonprofit EqualizHer. She put together all her loves; it’s advocacy, training, and event production. EqualizHer programs focus on educating women how to brand themselves to attract sponsors while integrating conflict management strategies to face challenges nonviolently.
Kim is a New York native who relocated to Atlanta to raise her family. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Georgia State University and pursued a Master of Science in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University. Among other endeavors, she acquired certifications in Mediation, Negotiations, and International Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation from The University of Rhode Island and Emory University.