Kimberly WieflingKimberly Wiefling is a Founding Member and Global Consultant at Silicon Valley Alliances, where she transforms managers into leaders and groups of people into teams. Known for her unique style, Kimberly’s superpower is bringing people with diverse backgrounds and cultures together, connecting them across borders, boundaries, and barriers of every kind, to achieve what seems impossible but which none could achieve alone.

As a serial entrepreneur, long-time consultant, coach, trusted advisor, and valued partner working with global companies, Kimberly has used her expertise with culturally diverse employees in over 100 countries, including the US, Europe, and Asia, and in 50 Japanese companies.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Kimberly Wiefling shares how she was involved in stereotypically male activities and roles
  • How Kimberly went from Air Force avionics technician to working in Silicon Valley
  • Kimberly’s experience working for startup businesses, the dot-com bust, and where that led
  • Kimberly’s work with Japanese companies and doing a lot of coaching, consulting, and leadership programs as a result
  • Why building trust and fostering psychological safety is crucial for team building and innovation
  • Kimberly describes Silicon Valley Alliances and how it came together
  • How going virtual in March 2020 opened up significant opportunities

In this episode…

Do you own a business that needs a transformation, but you’re not sure where to start? Does your company struggle to compete in the global marketplace? 

Learning how to turn managers into leaders, construct a solid team, foster innovation, and deal with culturally diverse people can be game-changers. As a worldwide expert consultant and advisor, Kimberly Wiefling has leveraged the power of her experiences to help global businesses conquer what seems almost impossible. With her experience collaborating with culturally diverse groups, Kimberly imparts her knowledge to company leaders so they can tread the business world and effectively scale in the international landscape.

In this episode, host John Corcoran of Rise25 sits down with Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member and Global Consultant at Silicon Valley Alliances. Kimberly describes her journey to becoming an expert consultant and how her leadership programs strengthen companies from the inside out. She also talks about her unique interests and coaching style, why she became an Air Force avionics technician, how she ended up working with Japanese companies for 10 years, and what she’s doing now.

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