The Guide to Make 2021 The Best Year


Move Up


“We all eventually face something much bigger than we are. We all get in situations—some by fate, others by our own doing—that seem too big to overcome. I call these life knockouts (LKOs).

If you have ever experienced an LKO or are in the midst of one, this book is for you. If life seems to be knocking you down with little hits more often than it lifts you up, this book is also for you.”

– Kimberly S. Reed


About the Book

Eight years ago, Kim hit rock bottom. Her mother lost her battle with cancer, her grandmother died of a broken heart, and just a few months later Kim herself was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. When faced with struggles like these, most would feel defeated. Many would ask why me? Kim did too.

Yet despite the myriad of challenges Kim faced, she did something else too.

In her mother’s final days, she observed an unimaginable optimism that has since transformed her life. Difficulties and struggles are unavoidable in life. Regardless of what comes, every person yet has complete control over their personal response to the situation. Optimists Always Win offers readers a plan for responding with positivity and hope for both the challenges and blessings that come their way.

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Get to Know Kimberly S. Reed

What inspires you?

How my beloved, fearless and extraordinary Mommy lived her dash. In my Mother’s darkest hours, she still poured into others, she loved people. 

Seeing people win, happy, successful and living the power of their dash! 

God’s grace is simply divine, he has done so much for me and my family. Over these past 8 years, he has shown me how to pray with power, turned the light back on in my soul, ignited another level of optimism, restoring my joy and faith, healed me and allowed me to live this amazing life he designed just for me! 

What are you most proud of:

Although, I am a water head, I am very strong and I love hard. I come from very strong and extremely loving Women. 

There is nothing that I am afraid of. My Dad created that. When I was 3/4 years old he took me up in a helicopter and let me put my hand out of the window, and never looked back. We were scared of my Mom, because this little outing was sworn to secrecy……But told her as soon as my Dad opened the door to our home……LOL!! 

Optimists Always Win in the Media


For more from Kim on embracing optimism and leaving adversity in your rearview.

NBC10 Interview

Starting 2021 With a

After a long and painful 2020, Americans are ready for a new year. Inspirational speaker and author Kimberly Reed shares tips with NBC10’s Jacqueline London on starting 2021 with a positive mindset.

NBC10 Philly live Interview

This Author Explains why Optimists


Philly Live’s Aunyea Lachelle talks to Kimberly Reed about the lessons she has learned and shares in “Optimists Always Win!”


take the lessons and turn them into your greatest blessings 

Meet the Author

Kimberly Reed

Kimberly Reed is an award-winning international speaker, author, corporate trainer and diversity, equality, and inclusion executive. She is, without question, nationally recognized as a thought leader, strategist, and advisor to some of the world’s most iconic brands. Kimberly guides a broad range of influential organizations with expertise in global professional services, health care, financial services, telecommunications, consumer products and pharmaceutical industries.

Kimberly founded Reed Development Group, a cutting-edge multi-disciplined Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion solutions firm. Its focus is accelerating the future of organizational multicultural evolution and growth through innovation, development, and advocacy. With more than 20 years in HR, talent/recruitment acquisition, diversity, equality and inclusion expertise, Kimberly has successfully countermanded inadequate and/or troublous diversity practices by designing, building, leading, and shaping dynamic, high-performing work cultures. Reed Development Group guides global organizations with robust strategies, employee development and retention programs and enterprise-wide imperatives that increase revenue growth, organizational brand eminence across diverse communities and expansion of customer bases.

I am a speaker for the National American Cancer Society Black History Month Celebrations. 

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Book Release


Join WOMEN OF DESTINY for an intimate conversation! You do not have to show your face, but be in the place! Bring a cocktail and get ready to dive deep while we walk through how to build resilience in unprecedented times.

We will discuss Kim’s new book that digs deep into her most powerful principles.

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Via Zoom!

All book royalties are being donated to a Premier Academic Research Institution for Integrated Breast Cancer Fund and Patient Care and American Cancer Society AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


“there is a power in how we choose to respond”