Staying Curious with Kimberly Adams Tremper
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Staying Curious with Kimberly Adams Tremper

Season
3
| Episode
35
4/5/2023
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Join Seasons Leadership Co-Founders Debbie Collard and Susan Ireland as they talk to Kimberly Adams Tremper, artist, author, art instructor, business owner and executive leader, about her four C’s - creativity, community, challenges and staying curious. 

Show notes:
Finding your superpower (4:40)
Kimberly shares her definition of leadership and how she believes everyone has their own superpower. She shares her own journey to becoming a leader and how she has relied on being a “beacon of curiosity.”
 
Getting Unstuck (12:00)
The leaders talk about the common problem of getting stuck. Kimberly shares how she moves through challenges. Her tip is to seek to understand, be curious and find another human who has been through it.

Making a dramatic shift in your work/life (17:24)
Kimberly shares the story of how she went from working full time in the corporate world to working full time as an artist – she treated art like a business, stayed super curious and found community. 

Actionable advice to overcome obstacles (24:55)
She talks about how she overcame obstacles to successfully navigate the shift and ultimately find her flow. The leaders talk about her discipline to make balance happen.

Dealing with personal challenges with grace and tenacity (34:00)
Kimberly shares how she dealt with the terrifying news about her brain tumor and found patience and humor. She talks about the importance of finding someone else who has been through it and how helpful it is to stay curious.


Kimberly Adams Tremper Bio: 

Switching between the art room and the board room is natural for her; in addition to being an artist she has worked in leadership positions in corporate retail for over 30 years. Her professional art is unique, using only her fingertips to create, this art has been displayed in galleries for over 9 years. Through her creative work she is a mentor to students and emerging artists. In the corporate world she focuses on helping leaders be better leaders and teams collaborate to optimize results.

Recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, Kimberly has relied on her positive mindset to continue to overcome her toughest hardships. Daily she pursues her passions to help others develop skill sets that will help them in all aspects of their life and career. Kimberly currently sits on the Board of Advisors for the Tombolo Institute for Bellevue College. For more information about the artist, her classes, and available works visit: artbykimberlyadams.com.

Connect with Kimberly:
Instagram: art_by_kimberly
Facebook: Art by Kimberly Adams
LinkedIn: Kimberly Adams Tremper 


 Resources:
Unstuck: Rethinking Risk & Reward by Colin House
Integrating Passion Into Work Life, profile on Kimberly Adams

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