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Kim Rakow Bernier

Executive/Leadership Coaching | Transition Coaching | Strategy & Planning | Organizational Development  | Leadership | Peer Learning | Governance & Board Development | International NGO's | Workshops, Training & Retreats

Kim Rakow Bernier, MPA, is an organizational and leadership development consultant who loves partnering with social purpose organizations to build capacity and align people, purpose and planning for impact. As the principal of KRB Consulting, she brings a strength’s-based, collaborative approach to her work that centers on building capacity within organizations and the individuals and teams that give them life. Her early days as a Peace Corps volunteer teacher shaped her still evolving passion and interest in locally owned, and culturally appropriate community development.


Her current work includes consulting on strategy development and planning, facilitation, and board development. Kim is also the Managing Director and cohort facilitator for the Global Leadership Forum, a peer cohort learning program for globally oriented social purpose senior and emerging leaders. Kim co-developed and is teaching Washington Nonprofits’ strategic planning module throughout western Washington, in addition to teaching their Boards in Gear workshop on roles and responsibilities.

Kim has over twenty years of experience and leadership in building the capacity of organizations and leaders from inside and out in various roles in global philanthropy, environmental sustainability, global issues education, international exchange, and leadership development programs. She recently served as the first Executive Director of a Seattle-based global grantmaking nonprofit, Pangea Giving, and is the immediate past president of EarthCorps’ board of directors. She currently co-leads EarthCorps’ Joint Committee on diversity, equity and inclusion. 


Kim has a Master of Public Administration degree and a Certificate in International Development Policy and Management from the Evans School of Public Affairs. She earned her BA in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University. 




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