Brave Out of Necessity

Tenacity. Perseverance. Confidence.  

When Kimberly Carson-Richards became a mother at age 14, she had no idea that raising her son would motivate her to pursue not only her own success but help others achieve success as well. Through believing in herself, even when others doubted her, and staying focused on her goals, Kimberly has achieved her dreams of building a better life.

It wasn’t always easy for Kimberly to finish high school, get her college degree and support herself as a young, single mom. Herself the child of a teen mother, Kimberly was determined to learn from not only her own mistakes but her mother’s experiences as well.

Now as the mother of two children, Kimberly has embarked on a new adventure as an entrepreneur after two decades in the traditional workforce. After a “soul session” with Stephane Hassein, Kimberly discovered a new path for herself and created Forward Momentum Coaching. Through her work as a coach, Kimberly has found new ways to help women create change in their lives so they can feel happier and experience success.

And that little boy born to a 14-year-old girl? He is now one of the youngest members of the Alberta Provincial Legislature. How’s that for building a successful life?!

Learn more about Kimberly’s inspiring story in this week’s episode of The Brave Files.

The Brave Files Podcast. Learn how to live bravely. Click through to listen how to Kimberly Carson-Richards has lived courageously teenage pregnancy.

Top Takeaways

  • Staying focused on your goals can help you during tough times
  • You get to choose whose judgment matters to you
  • Let your core values guide you through life’s big decisions
  • Your story is your own, and it may inspire someone else

Giving is Good!

Kimberly is a big supporter of Habitat for Humanity and organization that helps construct affordable housing for low-income families. Please give them some love this week!

 Kimberly and her son, Jon in 1992

Kimberly and her son, Jon in 1992

 Always close and always having fun together. Kimberly and Jon in 1996

Always close and always having fun together. Kimberly and Jon in 1996

 Kimberly with her two children, Jon and Mikaelyn.

Kimberly with her two children, Jon and Mikaelyn.

 Kim and her husband, Regan.

Kim and her husband, Regan.

Kimberly's Bio

Kimberly Carson-Richards is the founder of Forward Momentum Coaching Solutions. As a certified life & business coach, she shows women entrepreneurs how to overcome fear and self-doubt, so they can take their business and life to the next level.

Ms. Carson-Richards story of resiliency and courage started when she became a mother at the age of 14. In 2017, after spending 20 years following a vertical career path in retail, she felt a need to help inspire other women to find their own courageous path and so she left her corporate career behind.

Her upcoming projects include publishing a short story in a compilation book about living a courageous life.