Kimberly D. Osborne, Ph.D.

Strategist.

Influencer.

Innovator.

Connector.

From the war room to the board room...

From the combat zone in Kabul, Afghanistan to Fortune 500 companies,
Dr. Kimberly Osborne has proven herself in high-stakes, high-visibility environments, working as a change-maker with a masterful understanding of information and influence. She is a trusted advisor to U.S. and foreign governments, multinational corporations, international nongovernmental organizations, top-tier universities, and large nonprofits. For more than two decades, she has led record-setting new product and business line launches for Fortune 500 companies, orchestrated high-impact announcements about scientific innovations, disruptions, and breakthroughs for universities and government agencies, and developed and executed strategic responses to multi-billion-dollar corporate crises, international conflicts, and natural disasters.

 

As a professionally and academically proven practitioner, instructor, and consultant in leadership, communication, strategy, and transformational change, she consults, speaks and teaches around the world — connecting people and ideas. Charismatic, insightful, emotionally intelligent, and intellectually agile, she influences behaviour, challenges preconceptions, and aligns leaders in demanding environments. She consults and speaks on important subjects including transformational leadership, emotional intelligence, strategic communication in conflict and crisis, corporate culture and diversity, as well as the enlightened use of power and possibility.

EXPERTISE
 
CONSULTING
  • Strategic Planning

  • Leadership Development

  • Organizational Change

  • Crisis Communication

  • Reputation Management

SPEAKING
  • Transformational Leadership

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Strategic Communication

  • Corporate Culture and Diversity

  • Power and Possibility

EXECUTIVE COACHING
  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Crisis Management

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Empowerment & Possibility

  • Media Training

 
SELECTED EXPERIENCE
RECOGNITION PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Torrance, California USA

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY

National Service Training Department

CHIEF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION ADVISOR

Kabul, Afghanistan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL WELFARE, RELIEF & RESETTLEMENT

Department of Disaster Management

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (Burma)

C-SPAN CHAIR
PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE

West Lafayette, Indiana USA

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Brian Lamb School of Communication

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT

Pristina, Kosovo

ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE

Mission in Kosovo

PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Monterey, California USA

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Language Institute
Foreign Language Center

HEAD, RESEARCH COMMUNICATION

McLean, Virginia USA

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California USA

AMERICAN RED CROSS

Central Coast Chapter

 
EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy

Adult Education

Graduate Certificate

Qualitative Research Methods

Master of Arts

Communications Management

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology & Management Studies

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

College of Education

Dissertation: The Other Side of Media Literacy: How Power Relations and Interests Shape Television News

Advisor: Ronald M. Cervero, Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Interdisciplinary program to advance data-driven inquiry and to generate knowledge for improving professional practice and advancing human understanding.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Annenberg School for Communication

Research Assistant to Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, Ph.D.

KALAMAZOO COLLEGE

Career Development: ABC/Capital Cities, WHYT 96.3 FM Detroit
Foreign Study: Université de Basse-Normandie (French Language) 

SELECTED CLIENTS & EMPLOYERS
 
 
SELECTED AWARDS & HONORS

Dr. Osborne has delivered more than 100 conference presentations and speeches across five continents. Her writings have been published or broadcast in hundreds of media outlets worldwide.

UNESCO 2018 Global Media and Information Literacy Week Planning Committee

Reviewer, National Science Foundation

Education and Human Resources Directorate

Board of Directors

Jeannette Rankin Foundation

Board of Directors

National Association for Media Literacy Education

NATO Non-Article 5 Medal

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Featured Speaker -  Riga, Latvia

NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence

Silver Quill Award

International Association of Business Communicators

Strategic Advisor

Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship

2019 Outstanding Mid-Career Professional
University of Georgia College of Education

Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Medal

U.S. Department of Defense

Laura Bierema Excellence in Critical HRD Award

Academy of Human Resource Development

"Dr. Kim Osborne is a high-value asset and considered a game-changer. Protect her with your life."

 Colonel Richard McNorton, U.S. Army

Director of Operations and Plans

   Deputy Chief of Staff for Communication

   Kabul, Afghnistan

"Dr. Osborne is an exceptional communicator who has an amazing ability to recognize hidden talents, or 'push the right buttons' to open one’s potential. She helped me to remove unseen limiting beliefs, trust myself, and see new possibilities that have resulted in huge changes that tremendously amplify my abilities to lead."

Dr. Branka Sarac, Director

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Monterey, California

 
INQUIRE ABOUT SPEECHES
AND CONSULTING SERVICES
OR JOIN OUR MAILING LIST:

Kimberly D. Osborne, Ph.D.

CONSULTANT, SPEAKER & EXECUTIVE COACH

Phone:

706-610-0546

 

Email:

kim@drkimosborne.com

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