Stacy S. Kim, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Stacy S. Kim, founder of Life Junctions LLC, is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) helping high-achieving and deeply caring women and parents navigate their lives so they have more energy and time for their ambitions, passions and relationships. She is also the author of The Lighthouse Method: How Busy Overloaded Moms Can Get Unstuck and Figure Out What To Do With Their Lives. Through her coaching, writing, blogging, and speaking, she translates research into practical strategies in a style that is intellectually stimulating yet fun. She both energizes and reassures her clients, readers, and audiences, enabling them to pursue rewarding careers and live more fulfilling lives.


Dr. Kim loves speaking to professional organizations, employee groups, alumni associations, parents, and schools. Venues include: Ellevate Network, National Association for Legal Professionals, MomCorps, New York Times, LaSalle Investment Management, Merrill Lynch, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, Columbia University, The JCC of Manhattan, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and Lighthouse International.


Dr. Kim has over 15 years of experience in early childhood education and work-family research. She has worked for such institutions as Columbia University and the Families and Work Institute, where she coauthored Feeling Overworked: When Work Becomes Too Much with Ellen Galinsky and James T. Bond.


Dr. Kim earned her doctorate in educational policy and leadership at the University of Pennsylvania; her coaching certification at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an International Coach Federation-accredited program; and her bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University.


Dr. Kim has appeared on media outlets such as NPR and CNN, and her work has been featured in print and online publications such as Chicago Tribune and Prevention.


She was born in Seoul, Korea, grew up in Evanston, Honolulu and Los Angeles, and currently lives with her husband and two children in New York City.