About

Kimberly Douglas, SHRM-SCP, CPF

High-Impact Meeting Facilitator | Team Facilitator

When the stakes are high, leading companies across North America trust FireFly to facilitate results. Whether the spotlight is on strategic planning, building team effectiveness, or delivering business innovation, founder and Certified Professional Facilitator Kimberly Douglas applies her signature style, tailored approach, and 25+ year track record of success to move teams and organizations forward.
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Beyond
Meeting 
Facilitator

Think beyond meeting facilitator to a highly engaging team facilitator and you’ll have a better understanding of FireFly’s unique impact. While a meeting is a one-time event, a team must be effective for the long term. Certified Professional Facilitator Kimberly Douglas, is masterful at bringing the right people together, assessing and facilitating collaboration around core business objectives, and building on-going team commitment to achieve impact. Clients value her natural ability to “think on the fly” to surmount even the toughest team challenges for lasting results.

Track Record 
of Moving 
Teams Forward

Since forming FireFly Facilitation in 1998, Kimberly Douglas has thrived in her role as meeting facilitator and team facilitator for a variety of industries and organizations, including AT&T, United Way, Home Depot and Cisco. And repeat business drives much FireFly’s success today. Kimberly’s ability to relate to her clients comes from years of first-hand experience in their shoes prior to founding FireFly:
  • Served as corporate HR executive in multiple companies, including Coca-Cola, where she facilitated strategic planning, leadership team effectiveness, and innovation sessions.
  • As VP of HR for an entrepreneurial healthcare company, she was accountable for developing and executing on the HR strategic business plan.
  • And from her role as a Director at Hay Group, an international management consulting firm, she developed broad industry knowledge.

Tailored Approach to Facilitate Results

Kimberly Douglas delivers a custom blend of left-brain accountability and right-brain insight into group dynamics. Author of The FireFly Effect, Kimberly draws inspiration from the shared childhood memory of capturing fireflies to engage team members, turn barriers into bridges and illuminate new possibilities. But don’t let Kimberly’s softer side fool you. This meeting facilitator – turned team facilitator – has a broad cross-section of clients, from Coca-Cola to the U.S. Marine Corps, who will tell you she’s grounded in getting results.

Credentials

Kimberly holds a Master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), an HRCI certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) for Life, and a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). A recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from SHRM-Atlanta, she currently serves as the Chair Elect of the 2500 member SHRM-Atlanta Board of Directors.

Impact vs Effort

Podcast : Putting Your Whole Brain to Work

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High Praise for The Firefly Effect… 
"Insightful, fun, and transformative, Kimberly Douglas weaves practice and analogy into chapters that will spark the creativity of individuals, leaders, teams, and their organizations!"

Marshall Goldsmith
NYT and WSJ #1 best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There
The Firefly Effect (Wiley) will change how you look at team dynamics, manage conflict and harness creativity in your organization. Author and certified professional facilitator Kimberly Douglas, SHRM-SCP, observes that “a lone firefly—like the lone genius—does not ignite the imagination of others. It takes the brilliant light of many to truly spark innovation.” Learn how to apply proven tools and techniques that have already generated real results for teams across North America in such companies as Kaiser Permanente, SunTrust and Turner.
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