Dr. Kimberly Janson, President and CEO

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.


In addition to being an author, Dr. Janson writes for a variety of publications. She is a regular contributor of thought leadership articles to Forbes through the Forbes Coaching Council and to Boston Business Journal through their Leadership Trust.



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 of Trustees, Saint Mary's Academy Bay View 

Bay View is an all-girls college-prep institution located in Riverside, Rhode Island.

Executive Advisory Board, University of Rhode Island

Executive Advisory Board Member for the College of Business at URI.

Advisory Board Member, CAVO

The Center for Advancement of Virtual Organizations is a resource for the Northcentral University community.

Advisory Board Member, Veritas Investments

The Center for Advancement of Virtual Organizations is a resource for the Northcentral University community.



Dr. Janson holds a bachelor’s degrees in English and History from the University of Rhode Island. She achieved a MA in Teaching from Rhode Island College and a MS in Organizational Development from Lesley University. Dr. Janson earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration, specializing in Executive Leadership, from Northcentral University where her dissertation and ongoing research places focus on Determining Leadership Potential. Kim was inducted into the National Society for Leadership, Sigma Alpha Pi.


Kim and her husband Mike of 28 years run a very successful champion level horse farm. Zanger Hill Stables breeds, trains, competes and sells top level Hunter/Jumper, Equitation and Grand Prix show horses in the United States and South America. Their children, Michael and Hannah, share their parents' passion for horses and compete as top riders in the nation. Among Michael’s many wins including being named Boston University Male Athlete of the Year and IHSA National Champion, along with Hannah earning Oklahoma State University Woman Athlete of the Year, OSU’s NCAA Nominee for Woman of the Year and All-American Academic and Athletic. 

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