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; and Conquerer of Chronic Idea Disorder™.
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.
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 re-married. 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.
Unfortunately, God had other plans for my 2nd husband and I. While I learned more than I ever thought possible during our 10 year marriage and believed he was my soul mate and the love of my life, in March 2022 I filed for divorce. As a Christian, I know what the Bible says about divorce. This was not a decision I reached lightly, and I pray people will listen when I say I had MANY conversations with God, my pastor, and my Christian mentors before proceeding.
With that said, let’s get back to the uplifting stuff…
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)
Over time, my passion for marketing and business automation has grown, as has my passion for helping small business owners work smarter instead of harder. There is no reason why we shouldn’t be having an all-out blast while we do our best to serve clients we love.
Where passion and purpose flow income will grow, and while I don’t believe our primary focus in business should be revenue, my goal is to help clients earn more while stressing less.
Want to know more? Learn how my team and I can support you HERE.
While I don’t where the journey will take me, I have also been working on my Master’s Degree in Biblical Leadership through Cedarville University. Scripture contains a wealth of knowledge and direction to help us through all of life’s roller coasters, and I want to be equipped to lead others accordingly. I am scheduled to earn my degree in the Spring of 2024, after which I am considering pursuing my PhD in Theology.
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