The bird who dares to fall is the bird who learns to fly

At Redbird Up Career Coaching, we help people rediscover their passions. We partner with you as you execute a recharge career strategy. If you're not doing what you love, every day, we should talk.

Kim held me accountable, grounded me in my personal truths, and helped me to celebrate the little wins. I felt so grateful to go through this career transition with Kim by my side as my coach!

Donata D
BioTech Territory Manager


Meet Kim Harker

My journey has not been easy. I have had ups and downs through Role changes, Corporate Downsizing and my share of Bad bosses…..oh, and did I mention BEAT Breast cancer!!!! But through it all I was resilient! I discovered that my true passion and strength lies in helping others uncover their sense of self within their own career journeys by anchoring on their individual strengths, values, and interests.

It all started with the Redbird.

Growing up in Western NC, it was hard not to see a Redbird every day! Their brilliant color and regal flight caught my eye early on while playing in the Smoky Mountains. Redbirds exemplify passion and confidence – the exact qualities that I have carried throughout my life and career.

After earning my Master’s degree in Nutrition Science, I started as a practicing Nutritionist in Cardiac Rehab. That experience led me to discover a new passion: coaching and leading individuals in the corporate arena.

For over 20 years, I have been an effective leader and coach with two of the top Fortune 50 Pharma/Biotech companies in the world: Pfizer and Genentech. My experience spans many disciplines, from Strategic planning and Marketing to Career Development and successful Team Building.

Now, I am following my Redbird passion once again. I am a Professional and Career Coach and the founder of Redbird Up: Coaching Business for Professional and Career Transitions. Redbird Up is designed to empower individuals and teams to increase their self-awareness and find clarity in their lives and careers.

Being a Professional and Career Coach means I consider the whole person. I help individuals think about their careers within the scope of their lives. With a bit of mindfulness and direction, I believe you can achieve career clarity and strategize your goals, objectives and outcomes.

The Redbird continues to follow me through life. Its passion and beauty guide me every day! Look up and next time you see a Redbird……know that it can guide you too!

ACC Certified

Registered Dietitian

Healthcare and Leadership Development Coaching

Team Advantage Certified Healthcare Coaching Institute Certified

20+ yrs experience in BioTech and Pharma

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