Since I was a little girl, I have been called to bring greater humanity to this world. This has everything to do with my roots. My father and his family fled France for the United States to survive the holocaust. My Danish mother was adopted in secrecy at a time when unwed motherhood and adoption were taboo. I consider myself the caretaker of the lineage of my past and of a more balanced, compassionate and sustainable future.
My quest to contribute to a more humane and balanced world led me to study anthropology, international politics and human rights and to dedicate over 20 years of my professional life to social justice and human rights activism. I have lived and worked in Haiti as well as in Central, West and southern Africa. Since settling in The Netherlands in 2002 for love, I have worked as a freelance organizational consultant supporting individuals in international social justice groups and private foundations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East to lead with greater awareness and purpose.
In The Netherlands, I re-connected with my love for dance and pursued an intensive personal development path that incorporated state of the art practices from both Western and Eastern psychology.
I became increasingly fascinated by the body-mind connection and the link between body awareness and personal effectiveness and transformation. I decided to pass on to others what I have learned and know to be transformative. Without blinking an eye, I trained to become a certified Nia teacher, an Integral Leadership coach and a mindfulness-based stress reduction trainer. I am also an avid yoga and Aikido practitioner.
I believe that the more self-aware we are and able to tap into our body’s intelligence, the more humane we become with ourselves and others. In so doing, we are better placed to help ourselves, our families, communities and the world at large become a more balanced, joyous and healthy place, without even trying.
Kim Brice holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Smith College (U.S.A) and an M.A in International Relations from Columbia University (U.S.A) as well as a degree in Integral Leadership and Coaching from Venwoude, a center for personal and spiritual development based in The Netherlands. Kim is also certified mindfulness trainer from the Amsterdam-based Centrum voor Mindfulness and The Association of Mindfulness Trainers in The Netherlands. She holds three of the five Nia belts: White, Green and Blue. She is a strong cross-cultural communicator and facilitator. She developed these skills during her more than 20 years working as an activist and manager in the international human rights and social justice sectors. She speaks English and French fluently and Dutch well.
In order to be able to offer her clients state of the art approaches and practices, she regularly studies with leading personal development and somatic trainers and meditation and mindfulness teachers from all over the world, deepening her understanding of the relationship between body and mind, movement, personal leadership and well-being. She receives regular supervision from senior trainers and coaches and continuously invests in her personal growth.
Kim brings presence, curiosity, compassion and a touch of fierceness to everything she does. She is down to earth, humorous and lives life with unquenchable passion.