Laurie Pasmooij

"I feel fortunate to have heard Kim speak and experience first hand her ability to awe and inspire young people to achieve great things. She kept the students at my daughter's school captivated for over an hour with her incredible story. Not only were they glued to her every word, the students stood up several times to give her standing ovations and when it was time for questions many arms shot up. In times when perseverance and courage is required, I'm sure these young people will find strength remembering Kim's story."

Laurie Pasmooij
April 2015

Joe Holcomb

"The Parlor at The Battery hosted a member event with Kim Chambers speaking about her journey to complete the Oceans Seven long distance open water swims... the talk was so riveting, you could hear a pin drop. Many members stopped me specifically to thank us for arranging Kim's talk. It was truly an inspirational event."

Joe Holcomb
The Battery
January 2015

Rodrigo Silveira

"On behalf of the Rotary Club Novato Sunrise and of our guests I want to take this opportunity to thank you for joining us as our guest speaker... Your story, coupled with your grace, gratitude, courage, and leadership got everyone totally enwrapped and inspired. Afterwards I have received a deluge of requests for your contact information by folks that want to have you speak to their organizations."

Rodrigo Silveira
Rotary Club Novato Sunrise
December 2014

Jane Wong

"Kim has a knack for inspiring others in such an authentic, humble way. She took time on a weekday to speak to a class of middle school girls at an undeserved school in Oakland. When I asked these girls, who wanted to be a leader, none of them raised their hands. But as Kim told her story of passion, perseverance, bravery and overcoming barriers, the students were transfixed. She tells her incredible story in such an approachable way that it incites their curiosity, and their adventurous spirit. Students who normally can't sit still in class, or who were too shy to talk, were engaged, raising their hands, and asking thoughtful questions. Thank you, Kim. You have changed lives." 


Jane Wong
Citizen Schools volunteer teacher
March 2013

Dr. Burt Beyer

"What a pleasure it was to have Kim Chambers come to University of California, Berkeley to speak with 60 MBA students.  Our Entrepreneurship program at Haas Business school creates 10-12 startups each semester.  We can teach the students the practical aspects of building a company, from sales and marketing to business plan modeling, but we cannot teach the two most important traits of the entrepreneur:  perseverance and courage.  Though our students are some of the best and brightest, I wanted to hammer home how their notion of perseverance and bravery need to be taken to the next level.  Kim's amazing story from her life threatening injury to her many heroic athletic and swimming accomplishments have set a new bar for this generation of Berkeley MBAs and Entrepreneurs."


Dr. Kurt Beyer Lecturer
Haas School of Business, Berkeley
December 2012