Dr. Kim Burns

Badass Leaders In Higher Ed Community

A Community Of Badass Women Maximizing Their Confidence And Impact At Work.

In the 26 years I served as a college administrator, I found myself wishing my life away more often than I would like to admit.

“If I can only get through THIS [presentation, meeting, pile of emails, week – you name it], THEN I will feel less overwhelmed.”

Guess what? 

The minute I finished what was in front of me, something else was right around the corner. I often felt alone in this struggle and experienced self-doubt. 

Together in this community, we’ll discuss how to leverage our inner resources and external supports to experience greater confidence, calm, and clarity, and SHOW UP as the authentic leaders our colleges need.

Are You Ready To:

  • feel more confident at work?
  • be in community with other badasses in higher ed juggling the demands of administration, family, and personal responsibilities?
  • celebrate progress rather than perfection?
  • be a change agent so higher ed can realize its potential?

The Details

Who Is This Community For?

Women college administrators who want to connect with others in a supportive community. 

What Is Included?

monthly group meeting for women in higher education

Monthly online gatherings

Resources & events

When Does The Group Meet?

2024 Schedule
The group will meet monthly on Zoom on the:
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4pm ET and
  • 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm ET 
  • 4th Monday of the month at 9am ET (by request only if you can’t make either of the other sessions)

The same content is covered each day; choose the time that works for you.

Each month will focus on a topic that we will reflect on and discuss. See below for a list of past topics. 

Have A Sneak Peek At Past Topics


Perfectionism & the Honor Roll Hangover

Yearly Reflection

women in higher ed professional learning agendas

Designing a Professional Learning Agenda

higher ed meditations for women

Chocolate Meditation & Completing the Stress Cycle

strategic planning for higher ed females

The 4 Ds of Task Management

higher education core values

Joy & Psychological Safety at Work

meeting culture in women higher ed spaces

Meeting Culture & Meeting Audit

mindful summer planning for female higher ed administrators

Mindful Summer Planning & the Badass Boundaries Challenge

Discussion of Recent Supreme Court Decisions

anticipating stress in higher education work

Anticipating Upcoming Successes & Challenges at Work

Developing Trust with Colleagues 

Leadership development consulting for higher ed

Speaking up & Advocating for Ourselves

What Is The Investment?


$ 37 Monthly
  • Monthly online gathering
  • Resources & events


$ 370 Annually
  • Monthly online gathering
  • Resources & events
  • Over $70 SAVINGS (more than 15%OFF)

Count Me In! How Do I Join?

Schedule a 10-minute Q&A to learn more about the community and how you can become a part of it.

See What Members Are Saying...

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Participating in the community is low effort and high reward. I enjoy hearing the perspectives of other women working in higher ed.
It's a really valuable space with people who I wouldn't otherwise interact with and who get me and what my work is like. 

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It's amazing meeting with other women who are so passionate about working in higher ed.