About Thelma

Thelma Kidd began her professional career as a therapist after receiving her Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan. For five years she worked with individuals, couples and families in mental health and family service settings as well as in private practice.

In 1980 she and a friend began Davis-Kidd Booksellers, a general bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee. Eventually that store grew into a superstore with a café. For years Nashvillians have voted it the city's best bookstore. By 1986 Davis-Kidd stores had been opened in Memphis and Knoxville, Tennessee and in 1996 another bookstore/café was opened in Jackson, Tennessee. The owners were often recognized for their success in business and their expertise in marketing. After seventeen years of managing a company that had come to employ over 200 people, the successful entrepreneurs sold their business to another independent bookseller and went on to pursue other ventures.

For Thelma this meant becoming a Life Coach. In coaching she combines her skills as a listener, problem solver, and planner. Being the owner of a growing business taught her many things about running a business, being a business owner and partner, and about herself as a person. She brings that knowledge as well as the experience of balancing work and family to her coaching. She has two adult children and is now a grandmother!

Throughout her life, Thelma has continued her personal and professional development by participating in seminars and workshops around the country. She has attended numerous workshops at Esalen Institute in Big Sur as well as Omega Institute in New York.

Thelma received her coach training and certification through the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara. She works with successful people who are seeking to live a well-balanced life and who want to be proactive in creating their life. She helps people (1) clarify exactly what their vision is and (2) strategize how to reach their goals. With warmth and good humor she will walk along with you as you go your own way, helping you determine what you would like your next steps to be.

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