She’s a Woman On Fire! Meet Kim Davis

Welcome back to our ongoing series to introduce you to each other. She’s a Woman on Fire! member and we want you to know her. Please say hello to…

Kimberly Davis

Fort Washington, Maryland

Member: #00168

Member since:  2012

Please tell us about YOU, your family, your work, what you are “on fire” about, etc. 

I’ve been married 14 years to my husband Greg, and we have two beautiful children, ages 9 and 5.  After working with my husband part-time on our internet marketing business for many years, I recently left Corporate America to join him full-time.

Our company creates and places ads on the internet for small to medium-sized businesses.  We also operate a coaching and consulting business where we teach marketing, as well as host live events where we bring together some of the top leaders in the industry to network and share their knowledge.

Right now, I am on fire about how our company is growing.  Creating and growing a business is not an easy task and has taken many years of hard work.  I’m excited to see how it’s expanding and I’m enjoying the process of creating a strong business within our industry.

How did you originally connect to Women on Fire?  

I was originally introduced to Women on Fire by one of the authors of the original Women on Fire book, Vicki Irvin.  She invited me to attend a tea with her in Washington, DC and I’ve been hooked ever since.

What’s your favorite component of the Women on Fire membership?

I love the monthly membership interviews.  I find them not only inspiring, but educational as well.  I am always blown away each month by the amazing things that these women featured are doing.

 I also like the fact that no matter how successful these women are in their business, the interview and transcript gives you insight into who they are as people—their joys, their fears, their aspirations—it’s just like chatting with an old girlfriend that you haven’t seen in a while.

Your favorite part of the day?  

I like it dark and early, so between 5:30 and 7:00 a.m. is my favorite part of the day.  The world is so peaceful just before dawn, and I use that time to pray and receive energy from the universe to start my day, as well as make plans and dream about my future.   For me it’s really about using that time to feel inspired.

The last book you read that you would recommend to other WOF?

I love to read so I’d like to recommend two; My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less than Perfect Life, by Olympic Volleyball Gold Medalist, Gabrielle Reece.  It’s a funny and honest look at married life that any married or soon to be married woman will enjoy.

I’d also like to recommend any of The Five Love Languages books by Gary D. Chapman.  If you want to understand how the people around you best receive love, this is the book for you.  It has helped me tremendously in better communicating my love to my mother, husband, children, and brother.  These books are for anybody and everybody.

If you had an unexpected free day, how would you spend it?

I’m such a “doer” that I would probably spend the first hour or two of the day worried about the fact that I had nothing to do—but ultimately my dream day would be to spend a little time alone curled up with a good book, watch a little TV, and then meet my husband for a fabulous lunch at a sidewalk café in late spring, drink wine and just talk.

Your favorite city in the world?

That’s a tough one.  I enjoy traveling and I’ve been to a lot places that I love for different reasons, but if I have to choose, I’d say there are two.  I love Cape Town, South Africa for its natural beauty, and for a little urban excitement, I’d have to say Paris and San Francisco.  Oops that’s three.  This was a tough question.

Share a special Women on Fire moment or experience.

By far it would have to be the Women on Fire trip to Paris in 2012.  Words cannot describe how special of a time it was for me.  I was so blessed to have the opportunity to meet and spend time with such a phenomenal group of loving, caring women.  We supported each other in our pain, but we also shared our joy—and there was so much laughter.  I literally laughed until my sides ached at least twice a day.  These women are now all special to me and are never far from my thoughts.

Name another WOF who has inspired you, and why?

I would have to say Debbie Phillips.  I just think she is so kind and gentle.  It is rare these days to find someone who is willing to listen without judgment and allow you to feel safe when sharing whatever is on your mind.  I love that about her.  I also love that she is not afraid or ashamed to open herself up as well.  I think she is an awesome example of someone who is living their best life.

What’s your big dream?  

Honestly, I’m still trying to figure that out.  I have so many dreams and they often change depending on the day of the week.  I used to feel badly about the fact that I didn’t have the perfect plan mapped out for myself, but now I realize that it’s ok and that I am free to be open to whatever God has in store for me.

If you had the opportunity to teach a child one strategy that would help to guide her life, what would that be?

To maintain a feeling of gratitude.  No matter where we go in life, and no matter the accomplishments, it is important to be thankful and appreciative of all who have helped and supported us, and the opportunities that have come our way.  I think it keeps us grounded, and reminds us not to take anything for granted.

What is something that we might be surprised to learn about you?

I love baseball.  I remember going to the ball park with my Dad when I was a little girl.  It was one of my happiest childhood memories.  I have passed that love on to my kids, and my husband and I have made going to the ballpark during the summer months a family tradition.

Who cheers you on?  

Without a doubt, my husband.  He has always supported me in whatever I wanted to do, and encouraged me during times when I had no clue where I was headed.

What is your favorite “pig-out” food?

I’d have to say fried chicken—and not the fast food kind.  It has to be homemade.

What are the top 3 songs on your iPod right now?

“Happy” by Pharell Williams, anything by Rihanna, and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced and how did you overcome it? 

I wrote about this in my chapter in the new, soon-to-be-released Women on Fire book, so I don’t want to give it away just yet. 🙂

Your go-to self-care strategy?  

Honestly, the best thing I do for myself when I’m stressed out is to get some rest.  Nothing beats a good night’s sleep or even an afternoon nap if you can do it.  As women we are always on the go, and we are very quick to sacrifice sleep to get things done.  When I find myself feeling burned out, it’s usually because I haven’t allowed myself to get enough sleep.

When you reflect on your life so far, what is the first word or two that comes to your mind?  


More about Kim Davis…

In addition to being a partner in her husband’s highly successful affiliate marketing business, Kim is also a real estate investor and an active member in her church and her community.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Finance from Howard University, and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. In addition to her many interests, Kim enjoys reading, traveling, and entertaining.

Kim has released a book titled “The Woman’s Guide to Creating Balance: 21 Secrets that will Restore, Re-Energize, and Renew Your Life” providing women with the many strategies that she has employed over the years to achieve her goals and bring joy and balance to her life.

She’s A Woman on Fire! feature is compiled by senior writer Becky Adams.