ABOUT KIM SUTTON

My life can be broken up into distinctive chapters, and without any one of those chapters I would not be the person I am today.

And, who am I? A number of phrases describe me… Christian; Mother; Creative; Multi-passionate; Snarkastic; Marketing mentor; Empath; Purposepreneur; Witty; Introvert; Podcast Host; Conquerer of Chronic Idea Disorder™; Domestic Abuse Survivor x2.

ABOUT KIM >> BACKGROUND

HOW I GOT HERE

I received my Bachelors Degree in Interior Architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was an interior designer for nearly 10 years in prestigious firms in Chicago, New York City, Greenwich, Connecticut and Ohio. Although I was living the life I thought I wanted, something was missing. I was a mom of two amazing little boys, however they were the focus in an otherwise fuzzy life.

I was existing rather than living.

September 2008 found me unemployed and utterly confused about my purpose. My marriage was failing, my sons were rebelling, and I was fighting to find passion for a career I loathed.

In essence, I was forcing myself to live a life designed for someone else.

 

Kim's Kids Christmas 2021

ABOUT KIM >> BLESSINGS

FINDING LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Even in the darkest of times you can find light, and out of my first marriage my sons were without a doubt that light. Little did I know that they were just the beginning.

Life immediately began to change when I was introduced to the Law of Attraction. I suddenly realized I had the right to be happy. I finally understood that I could make ALL my dreams come true.

In December 2010 I took the biggest step of my life. Unemployed, I left my ex-husband and began a new life. I found God and He helped me find myself.

In 2012 I married the man I believed was my best friend, soul mate and the man I would love for the rest of my life. After experiencing four miscarriages, we were surprised by our daughter, and, 16 months later, by boy-girl twins. These three, combined with my boys, are truly the light of my life and it is my priority now to show them all a house which is led by the Lord.

I learned more than I ever thought possible during our 10 year marriage. I learned money doesn’t buy happiness, I can only change myself, and I can do anything I set my heart to through Christ who strengthens me. Unfortunately, I also learned more than I ever cared to about mental illness, narcissism, PTSD and emotional abuse, and in March 2022 I filed for divorce.

Let’s get back to the uplifting stuff, okay?

ABOUT KIM >> BUSINESS

FINDING PURPOSE IN MY PASSION

In September 2012 I started the first version of my business, Sutton Creative Studios, and by November had so much work I had to give notice at my full-time job. Although I loved (most of) my clients, in the Spring of 2016 I realized something was missing.

I was so busy chasing the successes of others that I had failed to figure out what my Why was.

This purposeless chasing had led me into depression and anxiety. (Listen to the story on the Positive Productivity podcast: Episode 001 – About Kim Sutton) Over the course of the previous four years I had dug hundreds of shallow holes, never completing a substantial project. (Listen to me explain HERE)

While I loved the work I was doing (marketing and business automation), in 2022, and after MUCH soul-searching and many conversations with God, I realized it is my purpose to mentor Christian parentpreneurs, providing knowledge on the systems and strategies they need to make a living while still living life.

(Note: I  like to say “I help Christian entrepreneurs get away from their businesses and back into bed” however I often get raised eyebrows to this. Sleep, my friend, is an incredible success tool.)

Faith and Focus was born.

I now mentor Christian Parentpreneurs who are ready to grow a profitable, purpose-driven business AND strengthen their relationship with God and their family WITHOUT feeling broke, broken or burnt-out.

Want to know more? Learn how my team and I can support you HERE.

ABOUT KIM >> FAITH

THE WORDS WHICH LEAD MY LIFE

  • Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
  • Psalm 25:4-5 –  Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
  • Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
  • Proverbs 16:3Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.
  • Isaiah 40:31Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
  • Matthew 6:34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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