About Kim Kristensen

Warrior Mediator, Emotional Wellness & Life Coach, & Trainer.

Warrior Mediator?

Yes!

As a "Warrior", I will steadfastly support you in: 


  • Championing your efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts.
  • Vigilantly guiding you towards workable agreements.
  • Learning and demonstrating new skills.
  • Being the hero who increases productivity and satisfaction.
  • Fiercely protecting your right to be heard.
  • Advocating to increase your confidence.
  • Stepping up to help restore lost trust.
  • Guiding you to create stronger, healthier, deeper relationships.
  • Supporting you in holding yourself (and others) accountable.
  • Being a Leader! 

Who is Kim Kristensen - Warrior Mediator?


Kim was born while his parents were performers in Ringling Bros. Circus and he spent 24 years in the circus performing with his family. He traveled through 49 states (Alaska is on the bucket list), Canada, and Mexico.


Kim first learned about conflict and collaboration working with leopards, horses, acrobats, and clowns. 


He was "homeschooled", and went on to get his Bachelor's in Management and Human Resources and a Master's in Social Sciences with a focus on Psychology.


He has been a manager for public (government), private, and nonprofit businesses, and he is also an entrepreneur.  


Kim is a Certified Mediator through the Virginia Supreme Court, and he is Trauma-Informed.


His experience over the years includes:

  • Leading men's leadership & empowerment groups for over 20 years.
  • Training in corporate, nonprofit, & government settings.
  • Teaching Leadership, Conflict Management, Applied Psychology, Sociology, and Critical Thinking for several universities.
  • Training teens in Conflict Resolution.
  • Mediating conflicts between individuals, teams, and groups of over 30 people.
  • Coaching individuals for over 15 years.




Kim has also had some rather eclectic experiences!

  • Vision Quest (4 days on a mountain top without food and limited water).
  • Working with Shamans in the Amazon rain forest.
  • Men's initiation weekends.
  • Being charged by an enraged female elephant and standing his ground (mostly out of fear!).
  • Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes (with a parachute).
  • Training & experience with Psychodrama, Pathwork, breathwork, Mindfulness, yoga, rock climbing, Radical Honesty, ShadowWork, & Somatic Experiencing.
  • Staying in a committed relationship with his wife for over 20 years (the greatest teacher of all!).


Mr. Kim Kristensen

Trainer, Coach, Mediator

On WFXR-TV for Conflict Resolution Training

2019

Teaching & listening during men's group.

On Ch. 7-TV for Co-Parenting Training

2019


A few Circus memories...

Note: This is how I was raised - as a performer in the Circus. 

I do NOT support wild animals in the circus! 

That's me on top at age 5. 

Luna, one of our leopards.

Trained Arabian stallion, Pasha Machdar.


Holding baby leopard, Caesar.

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