Kim Ades Toronto, Ontario
Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Entrepreneurship Coach
I coach leaders who are well-known in their respective industries. My clients are extremely driven individuals who are determined to accomplish extraordinary achievements. They’ve had a track record of success up to a point and then something happens – a failure, a disappointment, a struggle, interpersonal tension – that is hard to grasp. This creates the feeling of being misunderstood and some quiet self-doubt.
I am one of North America’s foremost experts on performance through thought management. As a result of years of study and data analysis, and literally working with thousands of sales professionals during my tenure as Founder and President of Upward Motion, I discovered that there is really only one substantial difference between top performers and others – their frame of mind.
With this knowledge at hand, I founded Frame of Mind Coaching and set up a unique process and infrastructure for my clients to develop the skills of deliberate thought. I teach my clients how to react to negative experiences with grace and agility. Results seem to magically unfold in a short amount of time. Things start to flow and come with greater ease. The change is deep and fundamental. My clients have told me that one hour with me is worth my entire retainer.
As President and Founder of JournalEngine™ Software, I also coach and train other coaches worldwide. In the field of coaching, I am recognized for my warmth, passion and instinctive talent for seeing the strengths of my clients and helping them discover the path to their own success.
I have earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my MBA from the University of Ottawa. I am an active member of my local ICF chapter in Toronto, Canada where I live with my husband and five incredible children.
Kim has 10 reviews.
The key that Kim provided me with was to not get frustrated over things that I cannot control. Her approach is opposite of how I've been wired all these years. [She] is extraordinary at helping people align their beliefs with their objectives….she helped me take ownership of my emotions and my reactions. She has helped me find balance between setting high standards for myself and others, and dealing with others when those standards aren't met. She is incredible at being honest but not brutal. She makes you take ownership.A.C., President and CEO/Sales Trainer, Cincinatti, OH
I found that [Kim’s] coaching has reawakened the person in me that had been dormant for years. I had almost forgotten what it was like to feel alive. It's hard to admit that I had been living under a blanket for so long. I don't even know where I got off track. I now seem to have a stronger sense of awareness of the world around me and a stronger presence. Now I have this certain mindfulness about how I am seeing and processing the world.M.O., Response Manager, Minneapolis, MN
…. I just needed the right person to nudge me.
I'm very pleased to have an opportunity to write a few words about my experience with Kim and Frame of Mind Coaching.
I have been coaching business owners for ten years now, and I'm always on the lookout for great coaches to coach me... Kim was able to make amazing insights into the way my thoughts are effecting my outcomes. The journaling kept me engaged and re-listening to the recordings of our sessions allowed me to leverage each conversation to its fullest. I am forever grateful for the path she has helped set me on, and I would highly recommend Frame of Mind Coaching to anyone who is serious about raising their own awareness and making powerful improvements in their lives.C.B., Business Coach, British Columbia
Through my coaching journey with Frame of Mind my relationships with my family and career have grown by leaps and bounds. The power in writing my thoughts down daily and being coached through a guided program gave me multiple ways to look at situations, review and apply what I was learning.
I highly recommend Frame of Mind Coaching to anyone looking for that edge in life or business. Frame of Mind gave me the push and direction to take the action my life needed. Being successful in anything in life is so often about being open to someone else's perspective, that way I can clearly see my own. Above anything else you have helped me see my own.E.M., Chief Vision Officer, Newport Beach, CA
In my time working with Kim I have experienced a life changing transformation. Kim has helped me understand the power of personal responsibility for one's life, and how to apply it to living in a happy and powerful way.
Kim has contributed to my life in so many ways - firstly she helped me navigate out of an eight year relationship that was paralyzed, whilst enabling me to maintain an extremely close friendship with my now ex-girlfriend. I went from being almost bankrupt and sleeping on a dusty couch in an office a friend let me borrow, to running a $40 million fashion events company in less than 2 years. At 40 years old, I don't drink, I do yoga 4-5 times a week, I eat incredibly healthy and have a focus and stamina that rivals most 20 something's, all because of the confidence Kim has in instilled in me.
My life today is one of excitement, self-discovery and endless adventure. I am an entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and developing people and Kim has been able to help me become a very powerful leader. I am constantly evolving and growing, and with the continued guidance and support from Kim, I am confident I will add great value to this world in my lifetime.A.P., CEO, New York City
I met Kim via telephone 4 years ago. I still have not met her in person, but she has had a huge impact in my life. The tools that she has given me to overcome so many obstacles have been huge. I owe an extreme expression of gratitude to Kim for being instrumental in me turning my business around when the market crashed and my business was faltering. I was blaming the market. I was doing everything the same as before but not getting any results. Kim put me back into making 6 figures a year doing sales in real estate after doing nothing the year before. It was a huge turn around. Everything she’s taught me has been good for my business life and personal life. It has helped me with my kids, my family, and my girlfriend.P.F., Real Estate Branch Vice President, Delaware
My frame of mind is excellent!!!!! After a rough winter/spring I found my home. I moved my business back to my hometown and joined Century 21 and am currently in the top 10 in an office of 55 agents!!! Wow what a turn around in just 3 months. Frame of Mind helped me to make these decisions and open my mind to what was/is really around me. I knew after finishing our group that I had what it takes to succeed and just had to put things into play. I am now surrounded by hard working professionals in an office that supports each other and constant personal development. The proof is what I have accomplished since being here. With Frame of Mind I was also able to get my mind right to change my lifestyle and eating habits. I made the commitment to get healthy in Jan. of this year and so far I have shed 30 lbs. and feel fantastic (and look even better)!!!!! I want you to know if you commit to this coaching it will work for anyone.F.D., Realtor, Chico, CA
Kim taught me how to redirect my thoughts and pull myself out of my funk, and create the emotional resiliency so that I don't let life's adversity bring me down. By the end of the 10 weeks I had opened 3 deals in a row in back to back to back weeks. I have also received 2 more referrals and a past client is moving to Maui and buying a condo! And the best news is that I am closing a $13 million deal. That's Frame of Mind Coaching.J.F., Realtor, Hawaii
The awareness I gained from the Frame of Mind Coaching experience with Kim helped me to achieve huge successes; specifically being awarded 2007 Manager of the Year, a prestigious award in my company. But most importantly, all of my relationships grew deeper. This has been an incredible and priceless experience for me.D.G., Broker Associate Branch Manager, Ocean City, NJ
Wow!!! What else can I say? Frame of Mind changed my life! It's amazing how much one person can accomplish with a focused, powerful mind. Life was pretty messy for me before I joined the coaching program with Kim. My production and profitability has skyrocketed, I've eliminated all of my debt, I earned over $35,000 last month alone, and I just closed a 42-condo listing with a builder I've been trying to do business with for years! Plus, I've taken control of my personal life. This has been an amazing journey and I know that my transformation is something that will serve me for the rest of my life.P.B., Broker/Realtor, Mount Ephraim, NJ