You want someone who’s a high-performer themselves to push you, challenge you, and help you see that you’re capable of 10x more than you even dared dream of. (And you dream BIG).
If there’s anyone perfectly placed to help you do that, it’s me. I’m Kymberlee Jay (call me Kym!), certified Book Yourself Solid® coach, and showing you how to make moves that make money is my speciality.
As a former professional dancer + choreographer, sponsored Nike athlete turned brand consultant for household names and award-winning business owner, I know what it takes to make bold decisions that surprise people, break barriers built to keep people like me out, and achieve colossal goals against all the odds. I know what it takes to win, even when it seems impossible.
Now I channel all of this unique experience into my high-performance coaching, so that no consultant ever has to feel like they’re falling short of their potential again. Whatever winning looks like for you, it’s possible. Want me to prove it?
My love affair with dance all started when a wedding DJ played Boom Shake The Room and everyone went wild for it. The feeling of moving to music was electric and I begged my parents to let me take dance classes. They thought I’d grow out of it and become a forensic pathologist. (Spoiler alert: I didn’t.)
Dance showed me that I had an identity outside of books. It didn’t matter that I was taller and bigger than everyone else. It lit a fire in me that my biomedical science degree couldn’t. Which is why when I realised that I was dreaming about dance all day and half-assing my studies, I had to defy my parents and listen to what I wanted for myself, not what they wanted for me.
Fast forward a few years, and I found myself working in the dance industry, an industry that didn’t allow me to audition for most jobs because I was still taller and bigger than what was deemed “acceptable”. So, eventually (naturally), I gatecrashed one. I didn’t wait for the opportunity; I created it… And I booked the job! A music video for Misteeq (remember them?!). This taught me that I could be different and still belong.
So when I later found myself at a HUGE Nike audition by accident, I treated it as a joke. I believed it was impossible for someone like me, who didn’t look the part or act the part, to be chosen as the first Nike sponsored dance athlete and front an EMEA campaign. So I did what I wanted instead of what they wanted. And that is the exact reason they chose me. I dared to defy them. I dared to stand out. I dared to stand for something unexpected.
Signing with Nike changed my life, but it didn’t change me. Over the seven years, I was sponsored by them, travelling the world to bring communities together through dance, I would question campaign strategy and volunteer ideas. This meant when I didn’t want to be a performance athlete any more, Nike asked me to become a consultant.
The next few years, consulting for household names like AEG Europe, The BBC and Footlocker became my brilliance. I inhaled marketing and branding, PR, sales, events, and all things business strategy. And I was hired again and again because I wasn’t scared to be the questioner, the challenger, the devil’s advocate. Not to cause a ruckus, but to create better results. Even to this day, I’m less intimidated by a boardroom full of influential people than I am a group of toddlers. (And I say that as a mother!)
Alongside global brand consulting, I set up an award-winning animation studio. As you do. It was a massive financial success out the gate. The problem? I hated running it. The only parts I enjoyed were speaking externally about building a profitable business and hiring and training team members based on their goals and how they liked to learn. (See a pattern here?) I didn’t know it, but this was the start of my business coaching journey. When I woke up, working with my team and helping them thrive was more exciting to me than the bottom line numbers.
So many entrepreneurs wanted to know how I’d grown the business so fast — and I wanted to empower them to build the businesses they wanted based on who they were. As hard as I’d worked to build that company, folding became the only option. Because the only thing I wasn’t prepared to defy was my own damn destiny.
Book Yourself Solid is a proven coaching methodology developed by New York Times bestseller Michael Port which I’ve adapted and modernised based on my own experience and expertise.
Whether we work together in More Clients Mastery, Engineering Extraordinary, or The Vault, the coaching approach I take demands nothing less than excellence from me, and that pretty much guarantees excellence from you when you do the work.
This is business success choreography at its finest.
Over the next 5 years, my mission is to help 500 consultants from the arts and media industries to grow a business that allows them to express their true selves, attracts more stellar clients than they can handle, and builds them remarkable reputations + revenue streams.