"Good event organizing and community building is about understanding people’s needs, and creating processes and structure to take care of those needs. When I go to Kim‘s events, I know that she’ll have anticipated needs I didn’t even know I had. It will feel thoughtful, and it will deliver at least what she promised, if not more. I know that I can count on her to be honest and straightforward, and to receive my own honesty with gratitude."
- Rachel Ratliff, J.D.
Founder and Executive Director of HeartLab
Executive Producer of TEDxSOMA
“Kim knows more about forming amazing communities than anyone I’ve met. She breathes and lives by it, is both deeply empathetic and effective. If you want the expert who’s put the 10,000 hours, and can make it happen, that’s her.”
- Thibault Duchemin
Co-Founder and CEO of Ava
"Kim is the best community builder I know. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in many of the communities she’s built, including Consciousness Hacking and Salon, both reaching the thousands of people. Her ability to positively influence those around her, and build connections is world class. She holds some of the highest integrity that I’ve seen in someone. Both the people and processes are in a better place for any project she touches. If I am building a community or company culture, I want her to shape it directly or at least advise as it scales. Kim attracts people who are kind and curious. Being part of these communities have made me feel like a have a second home or extended family."
- Dan Seider
CEO and Founder of Misu
“Few people can impact a city from the ground up the way Kim Han has. She is a community organizer; someone who weaves together beautiful worlds of connection. She is a protector of the flame — someone who knows what it takes to create containers of common ground and safety. She is a guide who know how to help people trust in themselves — their own inner wisdom — so that their sparks of deep knowing catch hold with each other. ‘Round her, the world turns electric and ablaze. A champion of compassionate care — and a leader who walks the talk — she is a heart space that welcomes all comers in. Around her, we all connect out, and we connect in. We find each other and we come home.”
- Albert Wong, PhD
Director of Somatic Psychology, JFK University
Founder of Somatopia
"I've met thousands of people over the course of my career, and I've never seen anyone connect and engage people the way Kim does. She's built, grown, and run multiple communities internationally, including OneSalon and Consciousness Hacking, and has trained and coached dozens of leaders to begin their own communities. When I moved to SF, whenever I met someone new, if we only had one person in common, it was almost invariable Kim."
- Alisa Tantraphol
Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Magnify Community