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Kim Brame McGimsey

Instructor, Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program

Kim Brame McGimsey is a Duke-certified integrative health coach and founder of Breakthrough Health, LLC, where she offers individual and group coaching, wellness workshops, and speaking engagements. Kim’s practice integrates her more than 22 years of business and management experience with a passion for helping individuals make skillful choices in their personal and professional lives that result in desired growth, health, and well-being. In addition to her private practice, Kim provides stress management consultations at Duke Executive Health and is part of the Simple Change corporate wellness team. She has also provided group-based education and individual coaching to individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease as part of an NIH-funded study.

Kim’s passion for affecting change extends beyond coaching to active community engagement.  She serves on various boards and committees that support women’s professional and spiritual development, address local food insecurity, promote school wellness, and establish school gardens.


  • B.A. International Studies Concentration Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Gallup Leadership Training, Gallup Leadership Institute
  • Staub Leadership Training, Meredith College
  • Leadership Jumpstart, Grinnell Leadership
  • High Impact Management, The Gallup School of Management
  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine
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