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Kimberlie Dykeman to Host Interviews at Houston Restaurant Loss Prevention Event

TV Host and Expert Interviewer Kimberlie Dykeman has been engaged by EyeOnLP, a division of x-based LP Magazine, to host thought leader interviews at the Metro Houston Crime Conference produced by the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA). Held in downtown Houston April 28th, the leaders of LP Online chose Kimberlie to help kick off this year’s event… and add her signature spice to conversations with top loss prevention technology vendors and industry editors who specialize in the restaurant space.  This month’s national conference will bring together influencers to bring awareness, open discussion and solutions, and to better prepare LP and Security teams, as well as law enforcement entities. Key stakeholders including Houston Mayor Pro-Tem, District Attorney and Sheriff of Harris County will discuss crime-fighting strategies with Loss Prevention and Security Professionals.

This is the first time Kimberlie will be working with LP Magazine, who has been a trusted authority for growth and innovation in Loss Prevention channel reporting. Fingers crossed, Kimberlie will continue to build a relationship with LP through its EyeOnLP division.

About LP Magazine:  The voice of loss prevention since 2001, features in-depth articles and columns in both print and online, with podcasts, videos, and social media sites.

About RLPSA:  An exclusive community of restaurant loss prevention professionals focused on helping its members minimize losses and reduce liabilities, to positively impact company profitability.

About KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN: For over a decade, Kimberlie has built a successful career on as a host, spokesperson, and communications & brand launch specialist working in Austin, L.A., NY, and internationally. She has appeared in and helped produce a collection of hundreds of TV and radio programs, infomercials, commercials, live events, product launches and web series videos for startups, startovers and household brands. She has interviewed hundreds of thought leaders, authors and personalities including execs from Hallmark Channel, Cisco and Microsoft, and celebs like Elton John, Guy Kawasaki, Andy Roddick & John Legend.

Kimberlie Dykeman to Host Interviews at Leading Tech Conference

xchangeTV Host, Marketing Entrepreneur and Media Consultant  Kimberlie Dykeman has been engaged by XChange Events, a division of Boston-based The Channel Company, to host thought leader interviews at the XChange 2014 Conference.  Held in San Antonio August 17-19, 2014, the leaders of XChange chose Kimberlie to help kick off this year’s huge event… and add her signature spice to broadcast conversations with top technology vendors and industry editors.  This month’s XChange national conference will bring together 250 solution provider decision makers from across the US and Canada to focus on the latest and greatest opportunities in the solution provider community.  Speakers hail from VMware, Oracle, Symantec, IBM, Dell, Microsoft and many other industry stand-outs.  Kimberlie will be interviewing execs from global companies like Intel, Verizon, Belkin and Microsoft who will speak to the following topics:

• dynamic IT trends
• adapting business models
• developing actionable strategies

This is the first time Kimberlie will be working with The Channel Company, who has been a trusted authority for growth and innovation in IT channel reporting, providing Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Fingers crossed, Kimberlie will continue to build a relationship with The Channel Company through its multiple established brands – CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue.

About XChange : a powerful community of technology builders, sellers and buyers who gather to network, access market intelligence, and discover exciting new technologies and opportunities. Premier venues for face-to-face interaction between IT professionals for practically every market. Registration still open.  Event hash tag #xch14

About KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN: For over a decade, Kimberlie has built a successful career on as a host, spokesperson, interviewer and producer, working in Austin, L.A., NY and internationally. She has appeared in and helped produce a collection of hundreds of TV and radio programs, infomercials, commercials, live events, red carpets, product launches and web series videos. She has interviewed hundreds of thought leaders, authors and personalities including execs from Hallmark Channel, Cisco and Microsoft, and celebs like Elton John, Guy Kawasaki, Andy Roddick & John Legend.

Stop being a bully- stand up to yourself and shine

intimidationdemotivatorThe weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.”     ~ Sylvia Browne, author and psychic

I recently met with a gent who is involved in the art community in Austin to review my work and talk about my vision, goals, etc. Not sure if I “qualified” for a gallery or show wherein my works might be spotlighted, I figured I’d tap some folks with more info of the scene and get to work on the presumed list of things to do to get one’s foot in the door…someday down the road, if ever.   The surprising depth of his questions not only forced me to honestly look at what I’ve been creating over the years, but his  frank feedback compelled me to acknowledge that I am, actually …an artist.  Mind you, when referring to my work I have always deferred to my self-deprecating humor and offered that I am just “making a mess in my studio”.  But to hear someone actually don me with the admirable designation of Artist stirred my perception in a way that I had not expected.

He went on to ask me about my other creative pursuits and I spoke of my other love…writing.   And I saw a pattern emerging.  Just the same of my art, with my writing I had never claimed any esteem, or stamp, or accepted any real praise until I actually had my own published book in hand…even though I had written for years.

And then he dug further (apparently having done some research on yours truly), asking about my experiences doing stand-up comedy years ago (practically eons).  And again, I down-played my work and success surrounding that craft, because I didn’t feel that I had deserved to call myself a comic.  Even with the scars and stripes from wild, sometimes harsh, often drunk, and definitely diverse audiences in clubs in NY, Florida, TX and holes-in-the-wall in downtown Detroit… I’ve always just offered, “Well, I used to be kinda funny.”

“Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.”     ~  Will Durst, political satirist, radio host and writer

Again, though I had leapt into a yet another realm where one’s innermost feelings and thoughts and imagination are exposed and purposefully presented for the world to see, digest, judge, embrace and dismiss- I backed down from wearing a label that would have shone a light on my work and asked for attention to my triumphs.  Hmmm.

Why the hell have I been letting a WORD intimidate me?  After all, I’ve already jumped off the high dive multiple times, why was I trying not to make a splash?

It got me thinking about how I’ve perceived myself all these years, allowing myself to hide from or dodge each brilliant new monikers … even when they all indeed deserved to be laminated and hung on my neck for folks to see.  As an entrepreneur, I’ve never sported a TITLE… it’s always just been about wearing umpteen hats, juggling tasks, herding cats and doing the work that makes your heart sing (hopefully).  Labels never had a place in the mix.  So, I suppose, I have brainwashed myself into thinking that identifiers aren’t perhaps that important, or that they must have a stockpile of goods, evidence and testimonials to support them.

“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.”     H. Jackson Browne, Jr., author

That brief conversation with a man who barely knows me opened my eyes to a layer of self-imposed judgment that I’ve clearly allowed to dilute my own God-given gifts and fulfilled endeavors.  And fifty bucks says, this speaks volumes to many folks- who either see it or live it as well.  And so, perhaps it’s time to change.  Time to not let intimidation of our own minds dictate how big our spirits can rise. Time to drop the bowlines and unbind our vision of the past, present and future as we colored it.  Time to tell ourselves that we are worthy.     ~ KD 

Copyright by Kimberlie Dykeman

About Kimberlie Dykeman: Kimberlie Dykeman is an on-camera personality, marketing buzzsaw, producer, media coach… and entrepreneur for OPTIMISM.  Oh, and a writer, artist and quite the comedienne!

Kimberlie Dykeman Enterprises- alive and kicking!

I am having a good-ole-time getting back to business… and it doesn’t hurt that I have a pulled in a fabulously sharp, driven and insightful marketing mind to support my efforts.

Chris Sommella is one helluva great asset to Kimberlie Dykeman Enterprises (hint, hint: look for more developments between our two businesses!).  Take a peek at his background as a media creation specialist as well as fellow producer and marketing buzzsaw.   www.linkedin.com/in/chrissommella

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One client on the docket now that KDE and Sommella have been collaborating on is an up-and-coming restaurant named Fork & Vine, an Austin Kitchen & Wine Bar launching this Fall.  KDE is managing and directing market research, marketing plan design, website consulting, content creation, media coaching and all social media, PR, and community event initiatives.

In a nutshell, F&V will be a totally refreshing addition to the Shoal Creek scene, and promises to shake up bygone traditions by pairing Austin-inspired (meaning eclectic!), multi-layered cuisine with an incredible selection of off-the-grid wine, crisp sake and craft beer in a down-to-earth, feel-good atmosphere.

Running the kitchen is part-owner Chef Camden Stuerzenberger, described by Austin Style Magazine as an “architect of culinary innovations at newer Austin icons.  He is the former Executive Chef and COO of Bess Bistro and Walton’s Fancy & Staple, and former Executive Chef of South Congress Cafe and Hickory Street.  Chris Howell is the on-site Sommelier who represents today’s modern wine expert. He’s an adventurous and sophisticated connoisseur with an accessible, laid back street trailer foodie persona. (FYI: he is the man behind Fat Cactus.  Yumm!)  Running the front-of-the-house is Christopher Diehl (lovingly referred to as the “&” in Fork & Vine) who strives for excellence from doorway to dishwasher, first sip to last bite.   He is a former Manager of Austin’s Perry’s Steakhouse and 15-year industry veteran.

All the details you want are here:   @forkvine   www.facebook.com/forkvine  Plus the first press releases are out!  forkandvineaustin.blogspot.com

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Another client is one dude you would never forget meeting!  The man is a whirlwind of optimism, ideas, activity and curiosity… which is of course why I just adore him and working with him!  Paul Hekimian and I met years ago when I lived in L.A. – a friend in Texas said look this guy up, and it turned out that Paul lived literally right down the street from me in Santa Monica!  But it wasn’t until I moved back to Austin that he had an “aha” to ask me to coach him in developing a platform for his public speaking dreams.  I had an absolute blast helping develop everything from his brand to pitch to presentation and marketing initiatives for about a year.  Come full circle in 2014, Paul reached out again for my expertise in relaunching his brand to encompass his growing breadth of business pursuits and continuation of his speaking platform, now in niche market.

Besides overall business coaching, KDE is assisting and directing market research, marketing plan design, website consulting, content creation and media coaching, plus social media, PR, and community event initiatives. Again I engaged Chris Sommella to  collaborate on the development of a fresh brand and killer website that encompasses all Paul can deliver!  Additionally, we had to figure out how to include Paul’s speaking offerings and tie in additional companies and nonprofits with which he is deeply integrated.  And so… World, meet the new Paul Hekimian…with his new umbrella company Pacific Street Inc., a consulting firm that empowers law firms and legal entities with cutting-edge technologies for business development, logistics, shipping, and court reporting.    And so much more!   Check him out here too:  @paulsitive   www.facebook.com/paul.hekimian

Copyright by Kimberlie Dykeman

About Kimberlie Dykeman: Kimberlie Dykeman is an on-camera personality, marketing buzzsaw, producer, media coach… and entrepreneur for OPTIMISM.

If it ain’t Freddie, mercury just ain’t cool.

     Sooooo… it’s been a while since I was a blip on the social media scene and writing things of purpose, possibility or influence.  (I know folks take short virtual unpluggings all the time- after all, FB and TW can get annoying, political, all-consuming, and downright pathetic sometimes.)  Needless to say, it’s been a while since I was truly involved in the online social space, and after months of hearing folks call or write or say “Kimberlie, where have you been hiding?” or “I miss your updates and motivational stuff!” or “Geez, I thought you left Austin!” or even  “Are you avoiding me??”…I thought it was high time I spilled the beans. Because OFFLINE it had been a while since I was truly involved in my LIFE, career, the community, charity activities and even my friendships.  Here’s why.

In September 2013, I was lucky to have been diagnosed with MERCURY POISONING– or high mercury toxicity.  Now let me be the first to say, if it ain’t Freddie, mercury just ain’t cool.  But I say lucky because I found a bright, curious and determined doctor who helped deduce what was making me so ill…and perhaps saved my life from future devastating disease.  And I’m writing today in hopes that my story might plant the seed for others to review their own health situations and investigate to find answers and solutions to what they thought were just things that they’d have to live with.

Here’s my backstory:  Fifty bucks says you’ve experienced a day in the past year wherein you felt like…how do I say?… absolute shit.  Like you got run over by an 18-wheeler on I35.  Body and brain = mush.  Now there’s a chance you know the WHY behind said situation –and even “earned” it.  Regardless, it ain’t fun.  Well, that’s a succinct yet spot-on summary of how I felt throughout the entirety of 2013;  wherein I spent most of my days staring at the ceiling of my loft- that is, when I wasn’t fast asleep.  I couldn’t stay awake for more than a few hours, let alone even focus on a task or have clear thoughts.  I was constantly exhausted, thirsty, cold, fidgety, in pain; had numbness, ringing in my ears, anxiety, weakness in my muscles, no sex drive (what!), and loss of balance…did I mention tired?!  I’d forget names and places; forget where I was going or driving; couldn’t make a clear decision on anything, and felt underwater and overwhelmed.  In a nutshell I felt like hell -inside and out- like I’d been run over by a Mack Truck and was recovering from emotional and mental drain every single day.  From the outside you couldn’t really tell that there was anything wrong; but what went unseen was attacking my body and mind from the inside-out.  And not knowing WHY was killing me too!  www.epa.gov/mercury/effects.htm  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_poisoning 

The roller coaster of health crap, beginning back in 2008 when I was first diagnosed with thyroid issues.  Meds were not the answer but I should have paid attention and dug deeper!  Hindsight, folks, hindsight.  The years following led me through low white and red blood cell count, a flat line of progesterone/estrogen/testosterone (meaning no cycle for TWO YEARS!), a thyroid under attack of antibodies (Hashimoto’s), heart palpitations, and adrenal failure (flatlined cortisol levels).  Yup, I was the life of the party.

The culprit of all of this was one f*#ing simple word:  FISH.  Since my days of old as a personal trainer through the past few years (where I excluded meat, dairy, poultry and eggs) … my diet has revolved around fish for protein.  And, long story short, after a slew of docs, research, and my own experimentation, in late 2013 I was blessed to finally have found one physician who was insightful enough to ask a very simple question: what does your diet look like?  A question most MDs NEVER care to ask, let alone investigate.  Revealing my eating habits pointed straight to my fish intake, and then the connecting-of-the-dots revealed a very clear picture.  Expensive tests further showed highly toxic levels of mercury in my body that had built up over the years and was nesting in my brain, central nervous system, organs (incl female organs), and thyroid.  And so the long, painstaking process of getting that evil stuff out began…

 “Your body is the only thing you are guaranteed to keep for a lifetime; if you have your health, anything is possible.”   – Dan Millman, author

 Today, I am still chelating the mercury out of my body, taking a crapload of supplements and concoctions, drinking purified water, avoiding fish (still), caffeine, alcohol, candy (and a bunch of other delightful things that make life more yummy at times)… but I feel LIKE A MILLION BUCKS compared to where I had been!!  My body and brain are beginning to function at a higher level and I find peace in knowing that I may have staved off some devastating issues in the future.  Once I knew what was wrong, I knew I could find out how to make things right… if I invested the time and resources.  And I did. 

So, beware, my friends!  I’m getting back in the swing of things and will be firing it up online soon: launching a new site, creating more art and readying for a gallery showing, self-publishing a few new books, and hitting the town again!  I hope to see you out there, hear from you and be able to help you… now that I have the energy to give again and be play a role in the game of LIFE again!

 Cheers to your health and all the possibilities that life has!     ~  Kimberlie

*** P.S.   If any of my story prompts questions or thoughts you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to ping me.  I’m not one to pimp doctors or solutions but wanted to at least share some basic ideas that might get you thinking about MERCURY POISONING and perhaps being proactive in addressing those lingering questions in the back of your mind: why don’t I feel good? What’s wrong with my body? Where do I begin?

SUGGESTIONS:

Write down what you eat (and I mean everything, including what kind of water) for at least a week.  Be specific about the fish and protein powders and any foods with additives/preservatives/artificial colors and stuff.  Write down all of your vitamins and medications.  Think through how you have been feeling over the past 6-12 months and what has changed negatively…then journal notes to share with your doc. Apps can be a great help here!

  • GET THEE TO A SPECIALIST!  I am happy to tell you about my doc (Dr. Sellma Vllasi @ www.wisemanfamilypractice.com) and also share the research I found to point you to other/alternative practitioners.
  • Have extensive blood work done to check WBC, RBC, thyroid, female hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), metal levels (mercury, arsenic, lead), cholesterol, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B-12, folic Acid, C-reactive protein.
  • Take a saliva cortisol test to assess your cortisol rhythm and levels throughout the day. Cost ~$125 which your doc or www.peoplesrx.com can provide.
  • Get a tissue mineral analysis (a.k.a. hair analysis test) to more thoroughly examine all levels of nutritional elements and toxic elements in your body.  Invaluable information includes: explanation of toxic elements and their sources; ratios of good elements to bad elements in your body; how your metabolism type comes into play; complications from toxic metals; possible sources of toxic metals in your diet and suggestions of what to eliminate immediately; dietary suggestions and supplementation.  Cost ~$125. The gent my doc referred me to is Anthony Passeur, CCH @ www.harmonyhealthaustin.com.
  • Check your dental history.  Get new x-rays to see if there is leaking and talk to your dentist about removing and replacing those metals fillings with something nontoxic.  I am happy to tell you about my dude, Matthew Steinberg, DDS @ www.designerdentist.com.

Copyright by Kimberlie Dykeman

About Kimberlie Dykeman: Kimberlie Dykeman is an oncamera personality, marketing buzzsaw, producer, media coach… and entrepreneur for OPTIMISM.

Austin Pays Calif Recruiter to Hire Chief Innovation Officer…This is INNOVATIVE?!

(referencing LinkedIn poll “What are the BIGGEST CHALLENGES facing Austin? Your opinions and ideas matter!”)

First off, folks, thank you for taking the time to show that you truly care about our city and its future.  In preparation to a hopeful interview for the City of Austin Chief Innovation Officer position, I set out to investigate what fellow residents are concerned about; but more importantly, I wanted to gather your ideas for innovative solutions to share in my presentation.  I’ve lived in Austin two separate times, started several businesses, offered employment, devoted time to local charities, voted, recycled and oriented myself with the movers-and-shakers who are tirelessly helping to create positive economic, technological, cultural and social change in this growing city. With my capabilities, connections, street-smarts, and innate understanding of how to connect a message with an audience, I figured I could earn an interview.

Deciding to GO BIG or GO HOME, I reached out to local thought leaders who earnestly gave me their endorsements; I even had meetings with three City of Austin department leaders to learn more, ask questions, present ideas and show my passion for this role.  In a few short weeks, I designed a whole new platform for our city government’s Innovation Office to inform, inspire and innovate Austin into action.  Well, suffice it to say, I never got the interview.  Nope.  Last Friday at 5:09pm, I received a generic email and regurgitated note from the (presumable overpaid and completely out-of-touch-with-Austin) out-of-state recruiting firm (CPS HR Consulting www.cpshr.us) who said I’ve been passed over, as I was not the most qualified. 

The irony here, folks, is two-fold:   First, in my talks with the actual City department leaders, they mentioned that this new position is still a bit vague in description, responsibilities, and direction, as is the entire Innovation Office only recently established. Second, where’s the INNOVATION in hiring a Sacramento recruiter to find the golden nugget needed to really spearhead this totally new office and leadership role?  Really, how can someone in a cube 1000 miles away get the gist of the most unique applicants by simply scanning a resume?  Argh.  (Many of you out there still looking for work fully understand the pain and assbackwardness that technology can cause when trying to match human beings to a growing entity with a unique culture, mission, vision, pulse, etc.)  Alas, I can understand that there is a system to vetting out candidates, and I am not a sore loser…just wanted a chance to express my thoughts and get a shot at a chat.

I’d like to remind the anyone interested, that the truest, simplest definition of the word INNOVATION is “significant, positive change”.  Period.

Net-net:  I believe the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Austin needs to be an entrepreneur, visionary,  spokesperson, liaison, researcher, interviewer, connector, marketeer, producer, project manager, coach, creative director, motivator, and passionate, active citizen who gives a damn about people.  Frankly, yet humbly speaking, I believe that describes me, and so do a whole bunch of wonderful, brilliant folks who have supported me for over a decade.  And I believe the City decision-makers may have let one of the most qualified candidates slip away.

 All that said, the results from the poll I offered up garnered almost 50 responses and focused on these major issue, listed in order of most “votes”.  I will have a write-up summary of people’s ideas for solutions posted soon.

Traffic/Transportation:  Cap Metro, cabs, bike lanes, lack of carpools, money wasted on toll roads, and too many more to list…

City Government: City Manager led vs. Mayor led, Unguided system, Debt, Permit overload, Out-of-touch & overpaid City Council

Housing:  Affordability, Property taxes

Water:  Drought, Waste

Infrastructure:  Over-marketing on popularity lists, Population explosion, Quality job availability

Culture:  Dilution of “weirdness”… turning into another Dallas, Inter-generational, inter-racial, inter-faith community, Over-focus on technology

Homelessness:  Lack of resources & housing, Need for education, job integration system

Education:  Healthcare, Schools

Crime

Thank you again so very much for showing your spirit and sharing your thoughts.  If you have any interest in helping me simply get a darn interview with the City of Austin for the Chief Innovation Officer position, please share a note, post or tweet #AustinNeedsKimberlieDykeman

 

Cheers to the possibilities!

Kimberlie Dykeman

kd@kimberliedykeman.com

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Kimberlie Dykeman Launches First Host & Spokesperson Bootcamp

Host & Spokesperson Bootcamp:

Learn the ropes to becoming a Memorable On-Camera Personality!

 Do you want to be a TV Host or Spokesperson?  Think you’ve got the personality and potential to shine ON-CAMERA …just being YOU?  Want to increase your value to your Agent, grab the attention of Casting Directors and get more bookings?  Or maybe, you’ve realized that you just don’t have the actor “chops”?  (Hey, we all can’t be DeNiro or Streep!)  If you said YES to any of these, perhaps, it’s time to get focused and get to work.

Kimberlie Dykeman’s Bootcamp is a FRESH, NEW offering for Texas talent!  Whether you’re seeking to hone your skills or just diving into this special craft of being a host, spokesperson and interviewer…this intensive Bootcamp will empower you with just the right guidance, tools, motivation and realistic strategy to confidently jump into the race and become a successful On-Camera Personality.

“Her talents as a spokesperson, host or emcee cannot be surpassed.”  ~ Cynthia Baker, President, Accolades PR      

“I was blown away by her contagious energy, boundless curiosity and natural warmth. Kimberlie had an incredible way of connecting with the audience and me… she brought out insights that people really want to know and inspired them in ways that not many can!”  ~ Anil Jagtiani, VP Marketing, QVC

 Take-aways include:

  • Realistic overview of the diverse Hosting world
  • Purpose and responsibility of a Host vs. Spokesperson vs. Interviewer
  • Discovering/developing your Brand and Expertise
  • Coexisting (co-hosting, sharing the camera)
  • Working with/writing copy and improvising
  • Killer auditioning techniques and reel tips
  • Biggest Mistakes to avoid!
  • Prospecting and Marketing  yourself

One full, non-stop day to build your stand-up, interviewing and auditioning skills; define your brand and role, think on your feet (hello, adlib!), work with scripts and simple bullet points, master the Teleprompter, and put your personal stamp on just how you connect with any audience.    Read more: tinyurl.com/8flv7t6

WHEN:  Saturday, November 10th,  10am – 5pm
WHERESoma Vida 1210 Rosewood Ave.  Austin, TX 

COST:   $265       

RESERVATIONSLimited to 20.  Email  info@puresoapbox.com  or call 310-500-9587 to immediately reserve a spot and ask questions.  Credit card, check and cash accepted.

About KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN:  For the past 10 years, Kimberlie has built a successful career on as a host, spokesperson, interviewer and producer…working in Austin, L.A., N.Y., and internationally.  She has appeared in and helped produce a collection of hundreds of TV and radio programs, infomercials, commercials, live events, red carpets and online videos…working with companies like FOX, ABC, NBC, Triage Ent., Emmis, Compass Learning, Jordan Direct, Creative Nations, AMS Pictures.  She has interviewed hundreds of folks including celebs like Elton John, Guy Kawasaki, Andy Roddick & John Legend.

 www.youtube.com/kimberliedykeman   www.puresoapbox.com

Résumé: tinyurl.com/7vfv5yk

 

“This woman is nothing short of a powerhouse.” Lucy Frost, BestFit Media

Kimberlie Dykeman Books Gig on Investigation Discovery’s New Series

                                                               The producers of the brand new show titled “Pretty Bad Girls” on the Investigation Discovery  channel have signed on Kimberlie Dykeman to co-host two episodes of the newly greenlit series.   “Pretty Bad Girls” is a true-crime series that channels the glamour of “Sex and the City,” and reveals the (often literal) skeletons in the closets of beautiful, sexy criminals who use their looks and any means to get what they want.   Kimberlie will interview several controversial women who have committed acts that filled the headlines across the country.    M2 Pictures, based in Hampton, VA, are the edgy creators and producers who also who provide Discovery with several other brilliantly eerie shows including “Wicked Attraction”, “FBI: Criminal Pursuit”, “The Bureau” and “Happily Never After”.  Kimberlie will be working side-by-side with a familiar face on the ID channel- the renowned true crime author  M. William Phelps.

About Investigation Discovery:
Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on dynamic stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery’s in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world. Just four years old, ID is the fastest-growing network in television and headed by former CEO of the Hallmark Channel Henry Schleiff.

About Kimberlie Dykeman:  Kimberlie Dykeman is a TV Host, International Spokesperson, Producer, Published Author, Entrepreneur for OPTIMISM!   KD Video Channel    PureSoapbox Site    Personal Blog

Kimberlie Dykeman to Join Production Team of DIY’s “Desperate Landscapes” for Austin Episodes

The producers of “DESPERATE LANDSCAPES” on the DIY channel have signed on Kimberlie Dykeman and fellow entertainment pro Fernando Perez-Del Rio of Spontaneous Films  to help produce episodes of the current show in Austin.  The series is produced by JayTV and headed up by a killer team- Executive Producer/President Jay Shatz, VP of Production Stan Elliott, and Executive Producer Amy Seng Holtzman.  Host is Jason Cameron. 

 About Desperate Landscapes: Nothing is more embarrassing than having the ugliest yard on the block — especially when your neighbors call you out. Armed with creative solutions, licensed contractor Jason Cameron transforms a negligent neighbor’s troubled yard into an outdoor showplace — in only one day. From new planting beds and big, new trees to fresh paint and fencing, DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes is all about going from helpless to beautiful!

 About DIY Network:
DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network’s programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts for their homes and landscapes. Our hosts are real experts who know their trade.

 About Kimberlie Dykeman:  TV Host, International Spokesperson, Commercial Talent, Producer, Marketing Maven, Author  YouTube Channel  www.puresoapbox.com

 

Kimberlie Dykeman Books Commercial with Bank of Oklahoma

Kimberlie Dykeman was booked by Casting Director Brenda Ambrize for upcoming regional commercial campaign for the Bank of Oklahoma, to be aired in Albuquerque, NM; Fayettevile and Bentonville, AK; Pheonix, AZ; Kansas City, KS; Kansas City, MO; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK; Dallas, Ft. Worth and Houston, TX; and Denver, CO.  The commercials are produced by NY powerhouse production company Collective NY.

About Kimberlie Dykeman:  TV Host, International Spokesperson, Commercial Talent, Producer, Marketing Maven, Author  YouTube Channel  www.puresoapbox.com

TX Booking Agent for Kimberlie: Wilhelmina Brown

Latest Commercials Airing Featuring Kimberlie Dykeman

Take a peek! My latest Nissan & Honda regional commercials for GUNN Automotive now airing:

youtu.be/xpAsMRwq_Cw  (Nissan) & youtu.be/lgTDwhx1cmw  (Honda)

Kimberlie Dykeman Books Commercials with Top U.S. Auto Dealer

Kimberlie Dykeman was booked by Casting Director Brenda Ambrize for upcoming commercials  for the renowned GUNN Automotive Group, based in San Antonio, Texas.  Dykeman represents both Nissan and Honda, two of the dealer’s seven vehicle brands, in a campaign produced by powerhouse production company Geomedia

 

 

About GUNN:  The Gunn Automotive Group was founded by C.C. “Pop” Gunn and started with one Oldsmobile dealership in 1955. Incorporated as Curtis C. Gunn, Inc. in 1957, it is known today as Gunn GP, LLC, and is one of the Top 100 automotive dealer groups in the United States. Identified annually for the last five years as one of the fastest growing companies in San Antonio, Gunn also has the distinction of being one of the city’s largest privately-held companies.

About Kimberlie Dykeman: TV Host, International Spokesperson, Producer, Marketing Maven, Author  www.puresoapbox.com