Kim Lee, PhD has held a number of executive leadership positions over the last 26 years. Known for aligning key business objectives with leadership & business culture development, Kim delivers measurable business results from leadership programs across organizations. She has not just coached but has personally built and retained high performance teams by creating, delivering, and measuring the impact of leadership, management, and cultural training.

UntitledMost recently Kim founded and led the Leadership Development Institute within Harden Healthcare, serving as President. Kim created a culture of leadership within a family of health care companies and set expectations for over 400 company leaders through evidence-based leadership tools and practices she created. Kim developed systems to permeate the culture with the mission, values, and standards of behavior; developed and measured the direct business impact of leadership training programs, led strategic planning sessions, delivered company-wide online learning systems, and coached various leaders throughout the organization. Most importantly, Kim demonstrated a $5.5 M EBITDAM impact from just one of her leadership development programs using data from a 2-year period study. As a result of her work and influence at Harden Healthcare, Kim was selected as one of the top 20 finalists for “Profiles of Power: Central Texas Women of Influence” by the Austin Business Journal, August 2013 and featured in “20 Women Who Have Changed the Face of Medicine” in Austin MD Magazine in May 2014.

Prior to her role as President of the Leadership Development Institute, Kim had full P&L responsibility as founder & President of MBS Rehab, offering physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology services in over 25 sites in Texas with responsibility for 300 therapy team members.

Kim has served in various clinical leadership roles since the inception of her career in roles such as National Director of Clinical Training and National Director of Rehabilitation Development for Mariner Healthcare, Corporate Clinical Training Manager with Prism Rehabilitation, and Clinical Services Director for Therapy Management Innovations.

In addition to her operational and leadership roles, Kim Layton serves on the faculty at Texas State University where she teaches leadership and management to health care administration and doctoral physical therapy students.

group-pictureKim now leads the independent leadership development practice, Treeline Leadership, offering to industry her unique metrics-driven approach to:

  • Developing positive & cohesive company cultures
  • Aligning leadership & cultural goals with business objectives
  • Developing and deliver customized, evidence-based leadership programs
  • Delivering solid ROI results on your leadership initiatives

Kim has performed quantitative and qualitative research in the area of team leadership and organizational culture using six years of organizational data and metrics. As an operational business leader, Kim uses the results of that research to deliver real results with real value to your organization.

Kim Lee has a doctoral degree (PhD) in Organizational Leadership, a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration and Allied Health Education (MSHP), and bachelor degrees in Physical Therapy (BSPT), and Biology (BA).

Kim Lee holds certifications in Myers-Briggs through CPP, True Colors, Leading with the Speed of Trust through Franklin-Covey, and Change Essentials through Red Tree Leadership.

Kim Lee serves on the faculty at Texas State University where she teaches leadership and management in the School of Health Administration of the College of Health Professions.