Kim Aikens M.D., MBA
The founder of the Aikens Approach, Dr. Kim Aikens brings over 20 years of medical and business experience to her work as a mindfulness trainer and leadership coach. She helps both busy executives as well as health care professionals achieve goals that drive performance while enhancing quality of life. Her clients routinely report improved ability to bounce back from tough situations and a greater ability to handle stress with confidence and clarity. Dr. Aiken's coaching approach is grounded in her mindfulness training as well as knowledge of the latest research in neuroscience and cognition. She firmly believes that the combination of mindfulness training with individual coaching will help leaders in all walks of life maintain resiliency while achieving peak performance.
Dr. Aikens is a board certified internist. In addition, she completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Due to her interest in corporate health, Dr. Aikens also received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and received her professional coaching certification training through the University of Miami.
Charlene Birk MA, PCC
Charlene is a Professional Certified Coach of high potential individuals, small business owners, and key personnel who want to maximize their self-leadership growth. Her coaching process is focused on maximizing proficiency and achieving goals. She believes that leveraging individual experience, strengths, interests, and ingenuity are essential to business and personal growth.
Charlene is an expert in her field of assessments and has wide access to multiple assessment offerings which include: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®), Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®) and California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™), The Strong Interest Inventory® and many more solution based or personnel development assessments.
Charlene earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on organizational leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her professional coaching training from the University of Miami. She is accredited by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach. She is also a certified Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator.