Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith is a Mindset & Resilience Coach and the founder of Encompass Life Coaching. She is a native New Yorker, proud Houstonian, truth seeker, mental health and DEIJ advocate, mother, yogi, and dachshund lover. Kimberly was born in Phoenix, Arizona, raised in upstate New York, lived in Florida where her daughter Amelia {June 2014} was born, and now proudly calls Houston her home. She is degreed in Sociology and Psychology, is an internationally certified life and career coach, and previously spent over a decade in corporate talent acquisition and staffing helping professionals level up and pivot their careers. Now as an entrepreneur, through coaching services, speaking, and writing, Kimberly helps ambitious women, mothers, and entrepreneurs stop stressing and focus, so they can flourish within their careers, families, businesses, and relationships. Kimberly’s clients move through self-doubt, build a positive and resilient mindset while increasing energy and confidence, and crushing their personal and professional goals. Kimberly is a servant leader passionate about dissolving the stigma around mental health, advocating for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and is dedicated to empowering others to live more authentic lives full of passion, purpose, courage, freedom and adventure. In her free time, Kimberly can be found sweating it out in a hot yoga class, running the White Oak Bayou trail, enjoying live music, exploring Houston markets, museums, and restaurants, or snuggling up on the couch to watch documentaries with her two dachshunds Winnie & Doyal. You can connect with Kimberly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or grab Kimberly’s free Mindset & Affirmations bundle at
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Tips for Simplifying the Season and Reducing Holiday Stress

Every year we meet again. Hello holiday stress! We are dear old friends. Every year you come to me almost instantaneously. As soon as the Thanksgiving dishes are cleared, I can feel you waiting...
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Give the Gift of Sustainability: A Black Friday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season to start buying gifts for your loved ones. Finding meaningful and memorable gifts can be very challenging {and stressful}. Trying to figure out and organize what everyone wants, and where to...

Say It From the Heart: How to Initiate Powerful Conversations

One of the questions I get most often from clients is around how to initiate meaningful and powerful conversations. This could be verbally setting a boundary with your mother-in-law so she knows you don’t...
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Hot Mess Mom to CEO Mompreneur: Building a Business on Your Terms

I never wanted to be a business owner.  Nope, not one bit. In fact, as a kid, one of my mother’s coworkers asked, “And what do you want to be when you grow up”,...
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Family Feud: Generational Differences & Dealing with Conflict

Ingrained in our minds is this idyllic vision of family, that includes unconditional love and support, laughter, family barbeques, and three generations of happiness coming together for various family celebrations.  In reality family can...
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Family Fun in The Texas Hill Country

The hills are alive... with the sound of Texas summer fun! Taking a family journey of about 200 miles to Hill Country may be just what you need to enjoy the various terrains of our...
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3 Mindset Shifts for Less Stress and More Success

Life is busy. I’m sure you are on the go from the time you wake up until you fall into bed at night.  Even though you’re strong and hardworking, stress makes it feel like...
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Boundaries in Motherhood: Protect Yourself and Lead by Example

As I moved into motherhood I felt a piece of myself slip away. I didn’t know exactly what it was. I just felt confused, like something was missing, but I didn’t know what. As...
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Best Spots in Houston for a Ladies Night Out

Are you overdue for a ladies night out in Houston? Read on for some fabulous suggestions of spots you and your friends may not have considered before! Every woman needs a night out to let...

3 Ways to Power Through Procrastination

There are a lot of reasons why we procrastinate. We are so busy trying to do it all so we can have it all. And frankly, that is a big myth in itself. Doing...