Dr. Kim Nugent named Innovation Leadership Coach of the Decade by IAOTP

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Dr. Kim Nugent, Innovation Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Founder of Kim Nugent Enterprises LLC was recently selected as Innovation Leadership Coach of the Decade for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

New York, NY (PRUnderground) January 22nd, 2021

Dr. Kim Nugent, Innovation Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Founder of Kim Nugent Enterprises LLC was recently selected as Innovation Leadership Coach of the Decade for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 1 Innovation Leadership Coach is selected for this distinction. Dr. Nugent is being recognized for this honor for dedicating over three decades of professional experience in Higher Education, Administration, Hospitality Operations, Marketing, Leadership Coaching and as a thriving Entrepreneur. She was honored at IAOTP’s 2019 Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, for her selection as Top Innovation Leadership Coach of the Year. IAOTP is incredibly honored to be able to recognize Dr. Nugent for her success and dedication. She will receive this distinction at IAOTP’s 2021 Annual Awards Gala. Furthermore, Dr. Nugent will be honored for the 2020 Empowered Woman of the Year Award. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

Dr. Nugent has demonstrated success and advancement in every position she has ever held. Currently, she serves as the Founder of Kim Nugent Enterprises LLC; Partners with corporations and individuals to maximize leadership capacity, productivity and promotability. Dr. Nugent develops customized research-based leadership academies and faculty development programs to improve employee and student engagement.

Dr. Nugent’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to improving operational effectiveness, professional development, student success, improve graduation rates, motivational speaking, innovation leadership training, private career coaching, faculty development, and executive leadership development. Her impressive repertoire of prior roles has included, General Manager of the University Hilton Hotel, Divisional Manager of Hilton Inns, Inc; Dean of Education for the Art Institute of Houston, VP Education Operations and Regional Vice President for the Education Management Corporation, Campus President for the Art Institute of Houston, University President, VP of Faculty Development, Metro President for DeVry University and Leadership Development Coach, Harris Health System.

Before attaining her role as an Innovation Leadership Coach, Dr. Nugent earned her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston, a Master’s of Business Administration at the University of St. Thomas, Master’s in Education-instructional Design and Online Learning from Capella University, Master’s in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University, and her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston.

In addition to her successful career, Dr. Nugent is a sought-after lecturer, speaker and amazon award winning author.  To date, Dr. Nugent has written and published 6 books.  Did I Say Never?  “52 Weeks to Exceptional Leadership”, “Promotion Protocol Unlock the Secrets to Promotability and Career Success” ; Coaching Conversations” (workbook to support Promotion Protocol) and “Paving Your Path, What’s Next for High School Graduates” and “Finding My Forever Family”.

Did I Say Never?” Dr. Nugent shares her personal 32-year spiritual journey, a true story, filled with sorrows and joys, challenges and tears that unfolded during her marriage and life as a stepparent for her special needs stepson. The intention of the book is to provide ideas, questions, resources, and heartfelt encouragement for parents to help their special needs child or adult so they achieve their full potential and improve the overall quality of their life. “52 Weeks to Exceptional Leadership” is for experienced leaders to take their leadership to the next level. “Promotion Protocol” provides a fresh perspective on leadership development along with a new coaching framework. “Paving Your Path, What’s Next for High School Graduates” is a 30-week mentoring program for high school students to navigate their future beyond high school with the assistance of a mentor. “Finding My Forever Family” is a children’s book written from Sumo’s perspective, an Akita, on what is means to find your forever family. It is a fun book for children and dog lovers alike.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Nugent has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. This year she will be considered for an exclusive interview on TIP (Top Industry Professional) Radio Show and for the Lifetime Achievement Award. In past years, she graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was selected as Empowered Woman of the Year by the international Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Dr. Nugent received notable credibility and was featured on the famous Reuters building in Times Square, NYC.

Looking back, Dr. Nugent attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and staying passionate in all her business endeavors.  When not working, she enjoys goat yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family. For the future, she hopes to continue creating effective learning environments for professionals at all levels of skill by facilitating innovation.

For more information on Dr. Nugent please visit: www.drnugentspeaks.com or www.drkimnugent.com

To view her Video Biography please visit: https://youtu.be/qXkaqJ75RC4


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For More information on IAOTP please visit:   www.iaotp.com

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