Kim LaMontagne, MBA
She is also a Teacher and State Trainer with National Alliance on Mental Illness and Visionary Author of “It’s Ok to Not Be Ok”.
Kim works with organizational leaders to teach them how to create and sustain a mentally healthy workplace culture. Using her proprietary methodology in her leadership training, “The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture,” she teaches leaders how to build a culture of safety where employees feel safe enough to step forward and ask for help without fear of stigma, judgement, or retribution.
As a top performing corporate professional, Kim feared that speaking openly about her own mental health would tarnish her professional career. She stayed silent because of this.
Kim shares her experience of living “behind a mask” with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and alcohol misuse.
On July 16, 2009, Kim sought help from a nurse practitioner and credits him for saving her life. Kim has been sober for 12 years now.
Kim recognized that many individuals suffer in silence in the workplace and hide behind a ‘mask’ of shame and fear. She has the unique ability to teach through the lens of the lived experience and the lens of a leader.
Her mission is to share her lived experience to teach leaders how to create a culture of safety in the workplace that empowers individuals to speak openly about mental health.