Kimberley Black and Leslie Hughes talk about resiliency

When Kimberley Black and I first met, teaching at Durham College, we hit it off right away. 

Kimberley is full of light and love and is committed to helping other people stand in their value to tell their story. 

In July 2020, Kimberley was attacked by a stranger while out for a walk. She was air lifted to the hospital, had several cardiac arrests, and was put into a medically-induced coma to heal. Kimberley woke up three weeks later and thankfully has no conscious memory of what happened to her.

Within a few short months, Kimberley completed her Master’s degree, and is now committed to helping other people tell their story – whether it’s their story of thriving in the face of adversity, or helping them shine online through video bios.

Kimberley and I had a lot to chat about, and you’ll see that I’m both really excited (and a little nervous). We talked about a wide range of things including:

  • How to stand in your value and tell your story.
  • How to “reframe” challenges and adversity and continue to move forward.
  • and so much more.

Here is a brief snippet where Kimberley talks about how to stand in your value:

The following is access to the rest of our chat:

For more information about Kimberley and her #bpositive campaign, you can reach her at or

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About Leslie Hughes

Leslie Hughes is a LinkedIn Optimization Specialist, Professor of Social Media, Corporate Trainer, Principal of PUNCH!media and author of “CREATE. CONNECT. CONVERT” Leslie was called a "Social Media Guru" by CBC Radio and was featured on CTV’s “The Social” discussing how to manage your digital identity. Leslie has been working in digital marketing since 1997 and founded PUNCH!media in 2009. PUNCH!media clients include Investment Planning Counsel, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and TVO. PUNCH!media's goal is to empower through education and help executives gain confidence in their online presence so you convert higher-paying clients.

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