Kim Brame McGimsey

Instructor, Duke Health & Well-Being Coach Training Program

Kim’s first career was in advertising where she consulted with small to medium-sized businesses and managed an advertising sales team for the local business journal.  When she discovered Duke’s IHCPT program, she saw an opportunity to translate and blend her creativity, natural curiosity, and belief in people into a realm that transforms lives. 

10 years later as founder of Breakthrough Health, she offers 1:1 coaching packages, corporate mindfulness training, group coaching training, stress management consults at Duke Executive Health, and serves as an instructor and mentor in Duke’s IHCPT program.  

It was her love of working with passionate coaches that inspired her to create Group Coaching Lab and Group Coaching 360, programs to help certified health & wellness coaches translate/scale their 1:1 work to groups with confidence and clarity.  Kim is a group coaching specialist, and her company is a Continuing Education Provider for the NB-HWC.   

Kim’s passion for affecting change extends beyond coaching to active community engagement. Her service spans various boards and committees that support women’s professional and spiritual development, address local food insecurity, promote school wellness, and establish school gardens. 


  • B.A. International Studies Concentration Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching
  • Certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine
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