Meet Our Team

Kim-HayashiKim Hayashi
Executive Director
11 yrs at Leadership Inspirations (she’s the founder!)
B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University

I love working with people and being able to help solve problems, but also being creative with ideas on setting up foundations & structure for success.  

My Favorite Quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  – Mark Twain

Quick Facts About Me: I have a dog named Copper, I’m an extreme extrovert and I love sports (notably the Dodgers, Clippers and Trojans)!

Jayne-ShimJayne Shim
Client Relationships

9 yrs with Leadership Inspirations
B.A. in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University, M.A. in Leadership Development from Chapman University

I love leadership development because I believe this is what everyone needs to be successful in life, not just at work or school.

My Favorite Quote:
“Grool” – Cady Heron

Quick Facts About Me: 1) I love Disney & the Dodgers,  2) I wear my flip flops when it rains and 3) I am a 2 time Fantasy Football Champion!

Caelan-CooneyCaelan Cooney
Program Coordinator

2 yrs with Leadership Inspirations
B.A. Integrated Education and B.S. Business Administration from Chapman University

I love that leadership development is such a personal journey. There’s no ‘right’ way to facilitate or practice leadership, so figuring out what really resonates with people is what makes leadership development so fun and challenging!     

My Favorite Quote:
“I’m still learning” – Michelangelo

Quick Facts About Me: 1) I’m from Oregon, 2) I have a horse named Rua and 3) I like to write short stories!

Kenna-CottrillKenna Cottrill, Ph.D.
Curriculum & Staff Training

10 yrs with Leadership Inspirations
Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Development

I love leadership development because I believe we can solve the biggest and smallest problems we face, and thus create the world we want, when we work together.

My Favorite Quote: “You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.”
– David Lloyd George

Quick Facts About Me: 1) I was named after my grandfather, Ken, because I was the first grandchild in my mom’s family, 2) I have a 14 month old daughter and a husband of 10 years. My daughter has been the best teacher I have ever had because she has helped me see the world differently and helped me assess and live out my priorities and 3) I am an ENTJ.

Joe-PazmanyJoe Pazmany
Curriculum & Website Development

10 yrs with Leadership Inspirations
Completing dissertation research for an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.

Leadership is different for everyone and it is truly enjoyable helping each individual find their unique style, increase their personal influence, and develop as a person.

My Favorite Quote: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”  – Henry Ford

Quick Facts About Me: 1) Currently am the CEO of Innovade, a digital technology firm where I get to build new mobile app products as well as virtual reality platforms every day for work, 2) I enjoy fixing, restoring, and improving classic muscle cars and 3) Whenever I can learn a new skill or try a new activity, I jump at the chance.