Kimber Boothe, PharmD, MHA
Be • A • Connector • Excel • Your • Life
I am a Connector and Pharmovator!
I serve as a career coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer.
As a Connector, I serve to help people grow as connectors so they can excel in all areas of life - self, family/friends, career, and community through topics including: Career Development, Personal Development, Strategic Execution, and Productivity Improvement.
As a Pharmovator, I serve to advance innovative pharmacy leadership to expand roles and resources to solve medication use challenges, and provide engaging careers for pharmacists and technicians.
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A connector is an expert at connecting and uniting people, knowledge, and resources and their success stems from bringing a level of energy and clarity for themselves and others.
MY PERSONAL STORY
Welcome! I am Kimber Boothe.
I am so excited to be connecting with you.
I would like to share a bit about my personal story and path that drove me to help others to be connectors and achieve their individual and company goals. There are three areas that shaped the person I am today and my strong drive to make connections and develop people. These experiences were the early loss of my mom, my diverse leadership experiences, and becoming a mother.
My early life was shaped by the loss of my mother when I was 19 and just finishing my freshman year of college. Prior to her passing, she imparted words of inspiration and wisdom. She told me to "reach for the stars and continue to grow". She urged me not to make her mistakes of not prioritizing herself and not finishing college. My parents had always instilled in me a strong work ethic as they had both worked two jobs for many years. With their support and encouragement, I had already chosen to pursue the profession of Pharmacy and went on to complete my bachelors and doctorate to become a pharmacist and completed subsequently completed advanced residency training and a Masters in Healthcare Administration. I appreciate the early advice and believe I would have made my Mom proud.
Professional (Career) Life
My diverse background includes patient care as a clinical pharmacist and leadership roles in healthcare, healthsystems, life science industry, and academia. I have held many volunteer leadership roles in local, regional, and national professional organizations, and community organizations. I have also had the opportunity to mentor and coach people across diverse industry sectors including technology, manufacturing, and entrepreneurs.
Through my professional and volunteer life I have seen how the lack of connections and use of key leadership and productivity tools has prevented individuals, departments, companies, and community organizations from executing on their missions. It has become my mission to connect the dots, create connections, and develop connectors.
While I have been a leader, I have also been the employee who pushed for my own development and recognize that not all managers have expertise or experience in how to develop their employees. I believe the employee needs to know more about how to plan and request development support while managers also need to expand their skills in the area of growth development planning to ensure a engaged team.
I have consistently been complimented and sought out for coaching in mentoring in professional development topics such as growth development plans, networking, and productivity. And while this example may date me, my colleagues used to call me their 'Palm Pilot' (personal digital assistant) because I had a knack for being organized.
My most recent leadership experience has been leading pharmacy services for a community health system and clinical services for an academic health system. In these roles I have been able to combine my years of professional growth with passion for patients and pharmacy. I expanded innovative pharmacy services and added resources in acute and ambulatory care. I am thrilled to demonstrate that Pharmacy Can Do More With MoreTM.
I have had many successes making connections. Here are just a few examples.
- Aligned strategic goals and messages at a life science company between global and US
- Improved job descriptions and optimized performance goals to align across units with a career ladder
- Justified additional budget to support department education & training
- Implemented individual growth development plans and use of Lominger competencies
- Coached many people to achieve promotions while maintaining life balance
- Dashboard creation for leadership team, managers and individual employees
- Strategic committee governance structure and charters
- Visioning and strategy creation and alignment
- Removed barriers for employees by assessing providing the right tools
- Improved productivity through use of standardized templates for meetings and project documents
- Enhanced collaboration and knowledge management at two companies with tools including Microsoft One Note and Sharepoint.
- Reduced decision fatigue by eliminating all attachments
- Added over 100 pharmacy positions / Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) at 2 health systems
- Expanded pharmacy services for the pharmacy enterprise through creation and approval of multiple business plans
Personal (Family/Friends) Life
I married my college sweetheart after reuniting several years later and we were blessed with three wonderful children. Since having two for the price of one - twins, I have had 3 children under the age of 5. I felt I was losing some parts of me that made me feel balanced and overall successful in life. It was time that I reevaluated my priorities and that is when I started looking at and assessing my life in four areas - self, career, family/friends, and community. Some people may break this down differently, but this is what has worked best for me as everything I prioritize can go into one of these areas.
I do think you can have it all. Admittedly, I am on the fence about the debate of can you have work-life balance. My philosophy is to have as much work-life integration (connection) as possible and to be present in the moment for which ever area you are involved with. I want to make a special note that this applies to men as much as it does women, and maybe more so, as they tend to feel a different pressure to prioritize career over other areas of life. For me to live a connected life, I ensure my annual, monthly. weekly, and daily planning include the four life areas.
So you have now heard a bit of my story and path that drove me to help others to be connectors and achieve their individual and company goals. The three experiences that shaped the person I am today and my strong drive to make connections and develop people are the early loss of my mom, my diverse leadership experiences, and becoming a mother.
Today, I still work as a leader in a healthcare system where I practice what I have learned and develop connectors. I am passionate about spending time on the right things to develop others and deliver strategic, focused results. The strengths I utilize to exceed my goals and help others are achiever, relator, learner, and focus.
I chose to create the Kimber Boothe Group, LLC so that I can reach more people and serve as a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer. My mission is to help people grow as connectors so they can excel in all areas of life - self, family/friends, career, and community through topics including: Career Development, Personal Development, Strategic Execution, and Productivity Improvement.
If you are interested in learning more about being Connector and excelling your life, please connect and sign up for my email list or reach out to me at [email protected]. I look forward to connecting!
Be • A • Connector • Excel • Your • Life
Values - LIVE
I 'LIVE' my core values to support my personal mission and drive me to help others to be connectors and achieve their company and individual goals.
- Lead - Connect the dots to lead yourself and others
- Inspire - be positive and Influence others (colleagues, employees, children, spouse, community members) to action
- Value - provide value through prioritizing the needle movers and recognize your own and others worth
- Excel - be extraordinary and reach high for excellence, but avoid seeking perfection