Hi, there! Welcome to Upward PMO. I am so grateful that you have taken some of your valuable time to read more about Upward PMO and research who is behind it!
I am Kim Clinard, and I am a Certified Baseline PMO Master Trainer of the CB-PMO® Certification Training with PMO Global Institute! I have been honored, as well, to have been chosen as one of PMO Global Institute's elite Global Master Trainers! I have over twenty years of experience in managing projects at some level and have had the privilege of supporting a wide array of projects throughout my career. In addition to managing projects, I have also established and led PMOs and served as a mentor and trainer for up-and-coming project managers which has, by far, been the most enjoyable aspect of my career!
Early in my career, I discovered that my true passion is continuous process improvement, specifically in the world of Project Management! I found myself getting excited every time I was given the opportunity to analyze what we were doing, how we were doing it, how well it was working (or wasn't), and then figuring out how to do it better.
Once I realized how much I really enjoyed that, I began actively pursuing opportunities to elevate my experience as much as possible so that I could share that experience with others.
I believe in the value of the PMO, and I believe that people as well as teams must continuously learn and grow their skills in order to provide the greatest support to their organization, to their respective teams, and most importantly, to themselves as individuals.
In summary, I simply have a desire to help people reach their goals and become their best selves!