Let’s Bring Kindness And Compassion Back In Style Again

P1080812Three years ago I went out to California and I became a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer. Since that time I’ve been speaking and training all over the state of Indiana on this very important topic. I’ve had the honor to educate teachers, staff, students, parents and the community on how they can make a difference in the area of Bullying Prevention. My goal is to train as many schools and community centers as I possibly can. So help me in spreading the news and let’s make our schools and communities safer for all of our kids by changing the culture because when young people feel safe they learn better. Let’s bring kindness and compassion back in style. Remember together we can make a difference.

Starfish Initiative’s New Home

Starfish Group

What an Awesome day!  I went to visit my Starfish Initiative friends and CEO Bob Kizer at their new business home. Their place is beautiful and I recommend that you stop by and visit them. Overall, I just love working with his team because they are all about our youth, developing leaders, and scholars for our community.  Just a reminder, they are always looking for wonderful Mentors like YOU.

Kimberly Ewing Presenting on “Bullying Prevention” at the Indiana Counseling Association Conference

P1060835Kimberly Ewing will be presenting on “Bullying Prevention” at the 2015 Annual Indiana Counseling Association Conference which will be Friday, March 13th at IUPUI’s Campus Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Don’t let the date scare you! Why?  Because we know it’s going to be a very lucky day because we just might see you there.  Please share and we look forward to seeing you soon.  Click here for more information!

Bullying Prevention Training in Indianapolis, Indiana.

P1080973Register today for our one day Bullying Prevention Training Tuesday, February 24th in Indianapolis, Indiana which has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers of Indiana for 6.0 Continuing Education Hours. Get the tools you did to make a difference in the area of Bullying Prevention. Hit the Bullying Prevention Training K-12 Tuesday, February 24, 2015  link and get more information.

Testimonials:

“I would highly recommend her for training. Kimberly knows her “stuff” and knows how to keep her audiences engaged.” Marty Craig, Principal at Corpus Christi School, Evansville, Indiana

“This was one of the Best trainings I have been involved in. The positive energy that Kim has and has empowered us to carry out was Awesome!” Steve Ricketts, Physical Education and Health Teacher at Westside Catholic School, Evansville, Indiana
 
“Kimberly was very Good and effective. She kept it interesting and relatable. I heard positive feedback about her from others too.” Jill Mulligan, Counselor at St. Bartholomew Catholic School, Columbus, Indiana
 
“I knew the minute I met Kimberly that she was the Olweus trainer for St. Michael School. She has so much positive energy and is 100% passionate about the program.” Jane Mosier, M.Ed. , Teacher, St. Michael School, Olweus Program Coordinator, Greenfield, Indiana
 

 

 

Coping with Bullies when you’re the Outsider

Upset Teenage Girl With Friends Gossiping In BackgroundIn this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, Kimberly Ewing of KDE Motivates shares her story of how experiencing childhood bullying has led her down a path of advocacy and becoming a bullying prevention trainer. Click on Coping with Bullies when you’re the outsider and check it out.

Special thank you to Melissa Wilson CEO of the Grass Gets Greener podcast for having Kimberly as her special guest on the show.  We at KDE Motivates love the work she is doing in the area of Bullying Prevention, Awareness and Healing!  Bravo Melissa for giving a voice to this very important topic!

6 Steps to protect students who are being Bullied: On the spot interventions

P11000096 Steps to protect students who are being Bullied: On the spot interventions

1. Stop the Bullying

2. Support the student who has been bullied

3. Name the bullying behavior and refer to school or community center rules

4. Engage the bystanders

5. Impose immediate and appropriate consequences

6. Take steps to ensure bullied student will be protected from future bullying

 

“I knew the minute I met Kimberly that she was the Olweus trainer for St. Michael School”

P1080973“I knew the minute I met Kimberly that she was the Olweus trainer for St. Michael School. She has so much positive energy and is 100% passionate about the program. When Kimberly came to our school she made the teachers feel at ease and comfortable. She is extremely knowledgeable about bullying and how to put the wheels in motion for prevention. Kimberly has remained in close contact with me regarding in the beginning, during, and after our Olweus training. I know she is always available for the many questions St. Michael may have. I would highly recommend Kimberly Ewing as an Olweus trainer for any school interested in the program. Once you meet with Kimberly and understand how dedicated she is to this program you will know that you have chosen the best trainer for your school! Thank so much Kimberly for all you have done for our school”

Jane Mosier, M.Ed.
Teacher, St. Michael School & Olweus Program Coordinator
Greenfield, Indiana

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at St. Michael Catholic School in Greenfield, Indiana.

P1090087 Written by Principal Theresa Slipher: School has just started at St. Michael Catholic School in Greenfield, Indiana but the staff and students have already begun a program that will not only change our school but also our community. On Friday, August 8th we will kick off the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which will start off our three year anti-bullying campaign. The staff after receiving two days of professional training by Kimberly Ewing our Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer are very excited to be participating in the program. Our first thoughts about a bullying program were that we are a Catholic School, we already teach compassion, tolerance, empathy and respect for others. We all quickly learned that this was not just another bullying program but a bullying prevention program. Not only does it include all staff from the bus driver to maintenance to even the cafeteria staff but it also includes students and parents. The Olweus program gives everyone the tools to understand what bullying is, but how to prevent bullying, what to do if you are being bullied and how to stand up for others who are being bullied. This is an exciting time for us at St. Michael and we are proud to be a part of a nation-wide, best practice, evidence based program, that will give a more positive place for our students to learn and develop.

“Kimberly was a vivacious speaker who held the interest of my staff”

P1060835“Kimberly trained our staff along with five other schools in my district. Kimberly was a vivacious speaker who held the interest of my staff that came during two days of their summer vacation. The staff was very pleased with her professionalism and enthusiasm. She was an excellent Olweus trainer for us. Kimberly followed through in everything that she said she would do for us. I would highly recommend her for training. Kimberly knows her “stuff” and knows how to keep her audiences engaged.”

Marty Craig
Principal at Corpus Christi School
Evansville, Indiana

 

3rd Annual Pregnant and Parenting Teen Conference Friday, June 20th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

407111_375712865773763_212704989_nKimberly Ewing will be one of the keynote speakers at the 3rd Annual Pregnant and Parenting Teen Conference which will be Friday, June 20th in Indianapolis, Indiana.  In addition, she will be presenting a workshop on Bullying Prevention.  If you know someone who should attend this awesome conference please pass this information along or invite them to attend.  Tickets are limited so get yours today by hitting on the link provided!

Special invite just for you to attend the 3rd Annual Pregnant & Parenting Teen Conference.

Kimberly Ewing is a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer and Consultant through Clemson University Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life.  The world’s foremost bullying prevention program proven to reduce bullying behavior. Kimberly is a highly sought after, riveting, and inspiring motivational speaker who utilizes a powerful and passionate message to inspire and educate audiences of all ages and cultures.  For more than 25 years, Kimberly has been speaking to, teaching, training, and consulting with educators, students, parents, and the community.  Throughout her adult life, she has inspired and motivated numerous lives of young men and women to reach their highest potential.   In today’s society we are faced with many difficult and challenging issues that must be addressed properly.  Kimberly professionally and personally understands these issues and has been trained to address them.

Kimberly is the great-great granddaughter of Prince Albert Ewing, the first African American to practice law in the late 1800’s in Tennessee along with his twin brother Taylor G. Ewing. Both men were very active in law and education and considered trailblazers for their time.  Kimberly attributes that family spirit of education to be the fuel behind her passion for giving of herself and making a difference every day.

Kimberly Ewing is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from the University of Indianapolis and a Master of Science Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University.  She served in higher education at Vincennes University for 12 years as the Director of Multicultural Services.  At Vincennes she founded Today’s Black Women and Today’s Black Men, served as a faculty member in the history department, assisted the Gospel Choir, and advised Alpha Theta Chi Sorority.  In addition, Kimberly was a successful pharmaceutical sales executive for 10 years.  After the untimely passing of her beloved mother in 2009, Kimberly decided to return to her first love of speaking, training, and consulting.  She understood the need for her talent to address the issues that haunt our youth on a daily basis.  For fun she loves to travel, write quotes, take pictures, explore, take long walks, swim, and spend quality time with her family and friends.  In addition, she is very passionate about raising awareness and monies for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in memory of her beautiful and beloved mother, Burma Jean Ewing.