Kym A. Harris, Ed.D.

Dr. Harris is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Your SweetSpot™ Coaching and Consulting. Your SweetSpot Coaching and Consulting partners with organizations and their leaders to strengthen leadership capability and cultivate relationships that enhance the leader’s ability to influence, collaborate, motivate, and lead.

Dr. Harris is a board certified coach, speaker and author with expertise in executive coaching, leadership development, and career management strategies. Described as a “velvet hammer,” she utilizes a strategic and intuitive approach to guide clients out of their comfort zones in a way that minimizes discomfort and amplifies desired results. Along with coaching individuals and corporate clients, Dr. Harris also serves as a personal coach for the Kennesaw State University Coles Executive MBA and MBA Programs.

Dr. Harris’ 27-year career in Human Resources and Talent Development represents leadership and executive roles in higher education (University of Miami and Emory University), and corporate America (The Home Depot and Cox Enterprises).

Dr. Harris serves as a mentor in the Spelman College Coca Cola Leadership Mentor Program and volunteers with Emerge, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to support women who have demonstrated a deep commitment to reaching their educational goals and giving back to their communities. She also serves on the host committee for the Turknett Leadership Character Award.

Dr. Harris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University, and a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Argosy (pronounced R-GA-SEE) University.

Dr. Harris is originally from New Jersey and has enjoyed life in Atlanta for over twenty years. She is the proud auntie of four brilliant and beautiful nieces, Kalila, Zakiya, Sydni, and Adeera.

Publications

The Issue of Competence – More than Performance

A View From The Top Chapter 11: The Issue of Competence – More than Performance “Smart or Effective? Opting for the latter may actually cement the former” —Marshall Goldsmith I remember the day clearly that my boss informed me that the CEO thought that I was incompetent. As I [...]

Lessons from the Future – A Letter to My 25-year-old Self

The Young Professional Woman Chapter 4: Lessons from the Future – A Letter to My 25-year-old Self Dearest Kim, I have learned that reflection is a powerful thing. I do not take enough time for it because life is so busy. I had an inkling of what the future [...]

The Gift of Feedback – A Strategy for Success

Breaking The Barriers Chapter 11 : The Gift of Feedback – A Strategy for Success I can remember the first time my manager introduced me to the concept of feedback. She used these words, “Feedback is a gift.” My response was something like “yeah, right…” The thought of getting [...]