THE POWER OF PURPOSE
Our mission at
Blue Bee Coaching & Associates
We help women of color increase their awareness
and lead with purpose by making intentional
shifts to increase their success.
Kilby Watson, Founder & President
I have had an amazing journey so far! I am multiracial and was adopted as an infant. Raised in a small town in the Midwest with my older brother, in a house filled with news and information from around the world on NPR, music and wonderful pets. Following in my mother's footsteps I became a teacher and fell in love with learning, professional development, supporting the growth of others and inspiring creativity. In 2002, I met my biological mother and family. I stay connected with them and enjoy deepening our relationships. In doing so, I have deepened my appreciation of sameness and difference.
I have learned a great deal during my journey. I have experienced racism and sexism. I know the value of diversity, authenticity, collaboration, building relationships, leadership, honesty, integrity and the fabulous complexity of the human experience. I have been overlooked and felt "less than" which has fueled my insatiable curiosity about life. I love exploring the choices we make and what drives our decisions. Most importantly, I have discovered that no matter where I have been or who I have connected with, being a coach is more than just what I do, it is who I am.
For years I have served individuals who were striving to do more, gain success and grow. My career has included work in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, a private business and nonprofits. There is nothing that gives me greater joy than helping others to discover and engage in their passions, exceed their goals and succeed. I started this firm because I believe in the strength of women and deeply value our intrinsic power and passion for helping others succeed.
Like those who seek our services, I intentionally and strategically seek opportunities for professional development. I received my training from Presence-Based® Coaching, a program fully accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). I Have also participated in training through WBECS which is one of the world's leading online learning platforms for Business, Executive and Leadership coaches. I am a member of ICF Global and our local Charlotte Chapter. I have achieved a certificate of Learning & Development from University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
My education also includes a Master’s of Art in Organizational Communication from Queens University of Charlotte and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and Theater, secondary education, English, secondary education and Psychology from St. Ambrose University in Iowa.
Giving is a part of my core values and being of service "fills my cup." I currently serve as a Leadership Coach for the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte supporting graduate students and on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange. In addition, I actively mentor others and support efforts pertaining to financial literacy and advocacy.
I look forward to meeting you!