Kim Nolan holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University and a M.Ed. from Boston University in Counseling Psychology. She is ordained as a Buddhist Chaplain and is a lifelong activist for social justice and advocate for human rights.
Kim is the Founder and Executive Director of the Dignity Foundation. She is a master facilitator, working on the intersection of cultural transformation, consciousness studies, and contemplative science. Bringing 30+ years of spiritual practice into her interdisciplinary approach, Kim creates safe space to explore pathways through our collective traumas and joys, toward truth and healing. Through the Dignity Foundation, she facilitates Bearing Witness retreats, provides spiritual care around the dying process, teaches self-care and mindfulness, provides coaching to leaders seeking to lead from the inside out, and facilitates DEI training in community-based organizations.
She recently joined the Sustainable Innovation MBA program at UVM, as adjunct faculty, and the Mindful Leadership studies program at Atlantic University as program director. Prior to this work, she served as Head of People & Culture at City Market Co-op, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University, Program Officer of Mind and Life Institute, designing the Academy of Contemplative and Ethical Leadership (ACEL), and served as Department Chair and Lead Faculty of Integral Psychology at Burlington College in Vermont, where she founded The Institute of Contemplative Studies.
A bio would not be complete without acknowledgement of Kim’s love of her daughter, dog, family & friends, mountains and waterways, and a healthy body from which she lives her messy human life.