Kim Huggins

A perceptive change management leader with experience that spans a diverse range of industries, organizations and operational roles, Kim employs an empathy-driven approach to improve the way people work together. She leads Navigate’s operating model transformation work, creating and implementing strategies to support change management, leadership alignment, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning and employee experience.

Kim is the definition of a “people person” thanks to her innate talent for building meaningful relationships with colleagues and clients both past and present. She works side-by-side with leaders and their teams to navigate the changing tides that determine the course of their business. Because she’s been on the corporate side of the consulting equation, she can truly empathize with clients’ challenges and bridge the gap between employees and senior leadership by engaging effectively across all levels of an organization.

Prior to joining Navigate, Kim held human resource leadership positions at Merck and at ExxonMobil, where she was on the transition team for one of the largest merger integration initiatives in recent history. Although her experiences in the corporate world were rewarding in their own right, they ultimately fueled her transition to consulting. Kim spent years honing her expertise at boutique strategic management consultancies where she worked with global and regional enterprises including AstraZeneca, Shire and Wawa.

Kim earned a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Drexel University. She serves on the board of The POWER of Professional Women and is an executive education faculty member for Rutgers Business School where she contributes to their mini-MBA program on leading a multigenerational workforce. Her original research on the subject spawned a book, Generate Performance! Unleashing the Power of a Multigenerational Workforcewhich explores key strategies that can elevate and enhance employee performance across an organization.

Kim cherishes the time she spends with family. When she’s not supporting clients, she’s likely cooking a big Italian feast featuring her grand mom’s meatballs and gravy and her sons’ fresh pasta.

Get to Know Kim
Jon (hubby), Tyler and Colin (sons), Lani (dog)
When I am not working I am
Hanging at the beach, reading, traveling, doing yoga, riding the Peloton or at the spa
Favorite Quote
“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” Maya Angelou
I can teach you how to
Make-a the gravy (and meatballs)
My last meal would be
Bread, Pasta and Red Wine – of course!

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