Kim Bartels, PhD

Executive Coach and Consultant

“I enjoy helping people clarify their career and leadership goals through assessment and coaching and then inspiring them to take action that aligns with their definition of success. These leaders integrate what they already know about themselves – in ways that lead to fresh perspectives, informed decisions, and the results they desire.”

-Kim Bartels, PhD

Meet Kim

Kim brings over 20 years of experience in pre-hire assessment to The Bailey Group and their clients. Assessment for leadership development, executive coaching, and career management round out her areas of expertise. She has worked as a Selection Assessment Consultant for corporations and international management consulting firms. Kim has also worked in higher education, corporate recruiting, executive search, and private practice.

For each client engagement, Kim combines her doctoral training in Psychology with her extensive career history, to help people determine their specific leadership challenges, growth edges, and workable solutions. Her clients appreciate her interpersonal warmth, her investment in listening carefully, and her dedication to asking the right questions and brainstorming with them, to move them forward to achieve their professional and personal goals.


Executive Coaching, Pre-Hire Assessment

  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Industrial
  • Non-profit
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • The Bailey Group – Consultant and Executive Coach
  • Bartels Executive Coaching – Owner / Executive and Career Coach
  • Korn Ferry – Assessment Services Manager
  • Brightside Health – HR Partner; Senior Corporate Talent Partner
  • Target Corporation – Executive Selection Consultant
  • MDA Leadership Consulting – Consultant; Talent Assessment Manager
  • Capella University – School of Psychology Adjunct Professor; Academic Advisor
  • University of Missouri Columbia – PhD, Counseling Psychology
  • University of Missouri Columbia – MA, Counseling Psychology
  • Iowa State University – BS, Psychology; Minors in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Competency in interpretation of multiple assessments including Hogan, Clifton Strengths, MBTI, and Korn Ferry’s proprietary assessments.
Personal Interests
Biking, playing piano, reading, traveling, walking the lakes, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Kim Directly


Phone: 763-545-5997
M–F: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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Suite #225
Minneapolis, MN 55422
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