Kim Garner is a transformative coach and world renown developer of talent, leaders, and creators. With over 20 years of talent, leadership and executive development experience, Kim has worked with a number of notable people within the entertainment, media, and technology spheres. She is known for helping talent and leadership unite with their deep innate authenticity and the wellspring of creativity that always resides there. Kim began her career in Toronto Canada at CBS Records and SRO Management where she led artist development that fueled her multi-platinum marketing strategies for Rush and Van Halen.
She moved to the US when current Sony Chairman Doug Morris asked her to lead artist development and marketing for his joint venture with Edgar Bronfman’s Universal Music Group. As a key senior artist development leader, Kim worked intimately with Amy Winehouse, Jack Johnson and Florence and The Machine, empowering them to celebrate their vibrant authentic nature from which she created powerful image and brand positionings. Kim’s Jedi-like ability to bring out the true authentic essence of her artists was instrumental in building the label from scratch and was responsible for driving top line revenue ($100 million in worldwide album sales) for the powerhouse Republic Records during the label’s most significant business growth trajectory and transition into the leading contemporary label in the U.S. today.
In 2012, Kim moved to Los Angeles and began Garner Talent, a powerhouse development and marketing consultancy specializing in developing new and fresh talent and building promotional campaigns around their unique voice. Kim’s clients include transforming unknown Jon Batiste from obscurity to his current role as bandleader of the Tonight Show with Stephen Colbert, artist and program development for entertainment giant AEG, executive producing The Purpose Awards 2017, and developing key partnerships for the closing ceremonies of The 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games.
Kim is a champion of the authentic creativity and potential in those she serves. This profound belief in her clients’ innate gifts, combined with an unrivaled experience set in the development of our modern day stars, is what makes her coaching and talent development consultancy extremely sought after and one of rare value and efficacy.