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Kimberly Burris


Kim is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Positivity. As an organizational psychologist, her expertise is in working with a wide-range of organizations, from start-ups to the Fortune 100, to develop their people and build a positive culture.  Kim has led organizational reviews, corporate trainings, and change-management programs, as well as advised on key organizational design and leadership initiatives. Kim has an active coaching practice, having personally worked with over a hundred individuals, from new employees to CEOs, to help them achieve greater personal and professional success. With a background in investment banking, she also spearheads the strategic direction of Positivity’s growth and development.

Kim is a currently a doctoral candidate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology. She has been formally recognized for her contributions to furthering research interests and has presented internationally on topics including leadership, conflict management, and well-being. Kim graduated cum laude with distinction from Yale University with a degree in Ethics, Politics & Economics. She has taught graduate-level statistics and research methods at Elmhurst College. Kim is also a founding member of Teach for America Chicago’s Auxiliary Board.

“Positivity’s coaching platform is rooted in hard science; science that supports the widely positive benefits of happier employees. By providing powerful, practical, and personalized exercises, Positivity unlocks a better-self for employees at all levels. Positivity improves employee lives while increasing employer profits.”