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Dr. Kimberly Janson

President and CEO of Janson Associates

Get to Know Dr. Janson

Kim Janson is the President and CEO of Janson Associates, a firm dedicated to “unleashing people’s potential globally." Kim has been on the ground working with leadership teams in over 40 countries for more than 25 years. She has hosted and successfully conducted leadership programs in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Russia, New Zealand, England, France, Canada, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Dubai, Australia and the United States.


Janson Associates works with firms from start-up level to Fortune 100 companies in all industries. Kim is considered a premier executive coach, is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council and serves as an executive coach and instructor at the Harvard Business School. Kim is the author of Demystifying Talent Management.

Experience Prior to Janson Associates

Prior to establishing Janson Associates, Kim was the Chief Talent Management Officer at the H. J Heinz Company. While there, she was responsible for leadership development, organizational effectiveness, learning, diversity, change management, performance management, succession and executive coaching. Kim joined Heinz in June 2008 and through her five years at Heinz, the company was recognized as the industry leader for top talent with more than 30 quarters of consecutive growth. 

Kim came to Heinz from Bank of America where she served as the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development for the Global Wealth Business. Prior to that, Kim was at Hasbro, Inc. as the Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Learning and Diversity and was responsible for creating and building out those functions. Kim began her corporate career at Bank of Boston followed by BancBoston Mortgage Corporation, after building her foundational teaching and leadership skills through her experience as a high school teacher in Rhode Island.

Board Memberships


Executive Advisory Board, University of Rhode Island

Board of Directors, Saint Mary Academy Bay View

Advisory Board Member, Veritas Investments

Advisory Board Member, CAVO

Recent Features

In addition to being an author, Dr. Janson writes for a variety of publications. She is a regular contributor to the Forbes Leadership Expert Panel  and of The Business Journal Leadership Trust Expert Panel.

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