In 2008, Kim Martin made two decisions that would forever impact her career journey. She advocated for a new leadership opportunity to influence an underperforming media business, and she hired an executive coach. Later that year, she was selected as WE tv’s new EVP and General Manager. Over the next 11 years, she built and led a team that reimagined the network, led it to profitability, and established it as a top-three women’s network.
Today, Kim draws upon this watershed experience as the founder and CEO of Ascendancy Group. She launched this consultancy in 2017 to give women the kind of transformative coaching she had once received. From executive brand development, career transition, and professional growth strategy to communication and decision making, she has been a trusted advisor to corporate clients and a confidante to executive women across industries and time zones.
A thought leader in the areas of executive leadership, change management, and women in the C-suite, Kim is sought out as a speaker for various industry and corporate events. She was named one of the top 50 most powerful women in cable by Cablefax for five consecutive years and is a Multichannel News Wonder Woman.