Kimberly Schaufenbuel is a Program Director of Executive Development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. She has over a decade of experience in cultivating talent and coaching business leaders toward optimum performance and strategic results. Kimberly has delivered organizational, team and key leader solutions arising from significant business growth, restructuring, merger, acquisition and initial public offering. She has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and healthcare information technology industries.
Joining UNC Kenan-Flagler from the client side of the business, Kimberly brings global organizational development, talent management, coaching and strategic planning expertise. Prior to this role, she led the talent and organizational development function at Grifols (formerly Talecris Biotherapeutics).
Kimberly has a passion for increasing employee engagement and fostering a culture of high performance. She designed and implemented enterprise wide initiatives including global talent management, online performance management and goal setting, professional development training matrices, development assessment centers, leader assimilations, competency based selection, high potential mentor programs and engagement surveys.
Kimberly has her MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her BS in Psychology from the University of Florida. She is a certified coach and skilled facilitator. Kimberly also has a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is certified in the use of: DiSC, MBTI, Lominger VOICES, Benchmarks, Skillscope, FIRO-B, Predictive Index, Strong Inventory, and the Workplace Big 5.
Kimberly lives in Raleigh with her husband Eric and their two sons.
Kimberly has authored the following UNC Executive Development white papers:
Kimberly also authored an article in the online version of The Harvard Business Review titled "Why Google, Target and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness" and an online article in Changeboard titled "Time to Transform the Traditional Performance Review Process."