Kimberly A. Farrell
Kimberly A. Farrell is the founder and CEO of Northbrook, IL based Unlimited Performance Training®, Inc. Ms. Farrell has over twenty plus years experience within and serving the healthcare industry. Unlimited Performance Training®, Inc. specializes in the staffing of professional trainers, training department consultation, executive coaching, the design of customized programs and curriculums, and keynote speeches. Unlimited Performance Training®, Inc. offers dozens of unique, patented, sales and leadership seminars including, but not limited to, W.IN LEADERSHIP®, THE UNFORGETTABLE TRAINER®, SELLING TO MULTICULTURAL CUSTOMERS®, CAREER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES™ and THE COURAGE TO ASK® and the INTRODUCTION TO THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY® seminars to name a few.
A highly sought-after keynote speaker, researcher and columnist, Ms. Farrell has been featured in hundreds of local, regional and international conferences. She recently attended the APGO (Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics) Cancun Conference in January 2005 as the plenary speaker about "Leadership Attributes & Strategies." She was also the APGO featured lunch speaker at the "Creating the Boundaries for Work-Life Balance" in Salt Lake City, Utah last March, on "Push, Push, Push" and "The Team Leader as Collaborator & Coach," how to integrate the challenges of a harmonious work and personal life. Her work is published in several publications such as Pharmaceutical Representative, Pharmaceutical Executive, Selling Power, and Focus magazines. She is a renowned expert on topics ranging from Advanced Sales Strategies, Coaching, Women in Leadership, Career Development, Networking, Mentoring, Training, Team Building, Crisis Management, Selling to Multicultural Physicians and Leadership Development.
In 2006, Ms. Farrell won the award for the "Keeping America Strong Award" for her contributions to her company's growth and performance. The award was presented on the cable TV show "The Heartbeat of America" by William Shatner and Admiral Delaney for her work in developing leadership programs for men and women in business.
Ms. Farrell has a record of accomplishment giving back to the community by volunteering on several not-for-profit boards. Ms. Farrell is a standout volunteer of the Global Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA). Ms. Farrell is the Founder and Past President (2003-2004) of the successful Chicago HBA Chapter that serves over 300 members. Ms. Farrell won the 2004 HBA "Star Volunteer of the Year Award" for her dedicated service to the advancement of women in their careers.
Voted on to the Global HBA Board of Directors, she became the Director of Membership from 2005- 2006, increasing membership by over 60%. A current Mentor for the HBA Indiana Chapter and past Mentor for HBA San Francisco, HBA Philadelphia (Mentor of the Year 2006) and HBA Chicago Chapter, Ms. Farrell is a frequent speaker at international & local conferences best know for her work on the development and advancement of women leaders.
Well-rounded in her industry service, Ms. Farrell also served four years (1997-2001) on the Board of Directors for the Society of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Trainers and has served over a decade on the Pharmaceutical Representative Editorial Advisory Board (1997-2009). In addition to being a frequent author and quoted in more than 90 published articles, Ms. Farrell is the official columnist for the Taking the Lead column written for women readers of Pharmaceutical Representative Magazine. Ms. Farrell serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, Illinois where she is the Chairperson and Founder of the Annual Bill Cartwright Basketball Camp for underserved youth.
Ms. Farrell is in the 2001 International Who's Who of Professionals. She has a degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. Ms. Farrell is the recipient of a four-year basketball scholarship for the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Women's Division I Basketball Team. She was also the co-captain. Ms. Farrell lives in Highland Park, Illinois with her family where she enjoys golf, tennis, quilting, swimming and basketball.