Kim Kosteck began her entrepreneurial career in 2007 with Affinity Photography. Affinity Photography began as a back-yard hobby that blossomed quickly. Within a year Kim outgrew her yard and built a bigger studio.
Affinity Photography was voted “Favorite Local Portrait Studio” for 7 years in a row and she won numerous awards for her skillful photography and budding first business. Kim also sat on the board for the West Chamber’s County Chamber of Commerce and was awarded “Small Business of the Year” in 2013 for both her personal and business contributions to the community.
In April of 2013 Kim was the first of 20 entrepreneurs to attend the Ziglar Legacy Training to add to her education and experience. Ziglar Legacy Training focuses on goal setting and action plans, and has been instrumental in helping her businesses thrive.
During this time, she also began business coaching various clients to teach them how to emulate her successes. She started hosting workshops and working with the local small business development center to hold seminars and trainings. Soon, clientele in the form of larger companies and cooperations began to ask her to come host workshops for their employees and her love of coaching grew.
The year after Kim’s photography studio was awarded Small Business of the Year, she found herself facing the biggest hurdle of her life. She escaped domestic violence and she took off on a new adventure in Tennessee in June of 2015. This difficult situation launched a new passion, and she now works hard to serve victims of bullying and domestic violence by speaking and advocating for them, and provide vital resources and trainings for professionals to recognize the signs of bullying.
Despite the personal obstacles, Kim had children to support with complex medical problems. She relied on all of her strategies from her previous businesses and, while in Tennessee, applied them to a local company. She significantly increased their clientele and made the business profitable and successful in one short year. She was responsible for streamlining development of new and profitable systems and writing franchise training manuals.
In 2016 Kim and her new husband made the difficult decision to move back to family, friends, and the excellent Houston medical care for her children. She came back home to Baytown, Texas, where she re-opened her studio. However, although still seeing success in her photography, she realized her heart followed another passion. After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and her studio and her personal life grew with a precious little boy, she saw the signs that it was time for a new adventure.
Kim’s challenges turned her passion for helping others into a full-time career, and she began working as a professional organizer and life coach with Simply Living, tying together her appreciation of home-grown entrepreneurship and genuine love for people.
Today Kim continues on this career path, working in-person as a professional organizer, and virtually as a life coach. She continues to host workshops and seminars on time management, systems, and streamlining for various businesses, libraries, and the Chamber of Commerce and is instrumental in the development of GCCISD’s anti-bullying committee.
Kim believes in investing herself fully in both her personal and professional life and it shows in stellar reviews of no less than five stars in all her pursuits. She focuses on employee retention and client satisfaction, and it pays in successes.