Kim Karetsky is the Founder and CEO of KHK Leadership and Learning, a consulting business which designs and implements customized professional development and leadership services to organizations and individuals. Kim serves as a strategic advisor to her clients, helping to enhance their productivity and business results through engaged and dedicated employees, strong leaders, and a healthy corporate culture.

Prior to launching KHK Leadership and Learning in 2017, Kim spent over 15 years in leadership and professional development roles at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Chase.  She has dedicated her career to enhancing the culture of these organizations by building robust programs that promote the commercial and leadership talent of top performing producers and senior leaders globally.  

Kim built and led the global Advisor Development Group within the Asset Management Division at J.P. Morgan, where she coached senior leaders and their teams to establish strong, trusting relationships that enhance team culture. 

Kim designed and implemented professional development initiatives on topics including: leadership and management, interpersonal skills, executive presence and client communication for all levels from Associate to Managing Director. She is certified in the Hogan and Interpersonal Leadership Styles Personality Assessments.

Before joining J.P. Morgan in 2008, Kim worked in Goldman Sachs’ Pine Street Leadership Development Group where she created and led programs to enhance the leadership skills of Partners, Managing Directors, and select clients of the firm. 

After graduating from Amherst College with a BA in Psychology, Kim launched her career in 1999 at Goldman Sachs in the Private Wealth Management Division. Further academic credentials include an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2006, with a concentration in Leadership and Management. While at Columbia, Kim became the Chair of the Columbia Business School Integrity Board and was selected as a member of the Leadership Board of The Sanford C. Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics. 

In addition to her work in finance, Kim has a passion for medicine and medical ethics and earned her Master in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after spending a year doing academic research in Neuroethics at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. 

Kim is a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee of The Chapin School in New York City where she currently resides with her husband, Simon Krinsky and teenage daughter, Eve. She is an avid golfer, inspired by Eve, who is a competitive golfer. Kim is also a runner and a HIIT cardio class enthusiast.  When she’s not working or working out, Kim loves to travel and cook with her family.


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