I had the pleasure of giving a keynote address for the Doctoral Student Association #FranklinConference. It was a wonderful event that was engaging and inspiring. The organizing committee, faculty, program and university leadership, and the students were more than AMAZING.

The conference was virtual and the energy was palpable. That…


Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. ~Mark Twain

Photo by whoislimos on Unsplash

COVID-19, killer bees, political woes, and social unrest. The only word that comes to mind is STRESSED. When and if people ask me how I am doing…


3 Things I’ve Learned That Will Save You Missteps

I am a talker. When I am nervous and uncomfortable I can really get going. I think this might be why people think that I am an extrovert. That is the furthest thing from the truth in reality. Solitude is one…


Are you doing it wrong?

Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

We were just catching our breath and feeling like things might get a little better. Then, it happened. The tide has once again turned and the guidelines, mandates, and policies that were lifted are being put back into place.

No one understands the need to protect the public more than…


Photo by Valiphotos from Pexels

I find myself sitting in a meeting with a group of people that I am familiar with. I have been among them before, introduced myself before, and volunteered to do the work of the group. The round-robin of introductions begins and my turn comes up. The facilitator asks me where…


Ask “What?” Instead of “Why” to Keep Moving Forward

Disclaimer: This article addresses health and well-being. If you or someone you know needs help there are resources available at the end of this article. The information written here is not intended to diagnose or treat.

Photo by Camylla Battani on Unsplash

The professional world of sports is a case study of what it means to…


“Passion does not fall out of the sky for everyone so keep your eyes on your own paper (or social media)”

When I was younger I wanted to be a lawyer, teacher, aeronautical engineer, physician, and so many other things. One of my nieces wanted to be a professional waitress…


Here Is How You Tell The Difference

“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” — Zig Ziglar

These words resonated with me as I read an article by Kelli Richards in Forbes that can be found by clicking HERE. …


I got the job! The well wishes, gifs, and memes are rolling in one after the other. My family, friends, and extended network are all cheering for me. I am on top of the world! Then reality sets in and I crash. I crash hard. What happened?

Being honest, I…


What almost dying taught me

I laid there on the floor at the staff meeting surrounded by familiar faces. I knew where I was and assumed everything was fine. It all shattered when my co-worker and friend asked me to recall the birthdays of my beautiful daughters. I could not do it. If someone was…

Kim Regis

Kim is a certified coach and leader with over 20 years of experience. Her passion is leading others toward unlocking their full potential.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store