BiographyPosted on: August 13, 2013
Short and long versions of Kim Tasso management consultant biography.
Kim Tasso BA(Hons) DipM FCIM MCIJ MBPsS MBA is the managing director of RedStarKim Ltd. She is an independent management consultant, specialising in the professional services sector, with over 30 years’ experience.
After qualifying in psychology and working for several years in the technology sector she worked for a number of leading professional service firms (Deloitte and Nabarro) before starting her own business in January 1994. She has worked for over 300 clients including: solicitors’ firms, barristers’ chambers, patent attorneys, accountancy practices, insolvency practitioners, actuaries, surveyors, marketing services agencies and management consultants.
She advises on and provides training and coaching in the strategic and operational aspects of management, change, marketing, selling and client relationship management. She has published a number of books (on selling, media relations, growth strategies and business relationships) and hundreds of articles. She holds Non-Executive Director positions in the property industry.
Kim Tasso BA(Hons) DipM FCIM MCIJ MBPsS MBA is an independent management, strategy, marketing and business development consultant, specialising in the professional services sector, with over 30 years’ experience.
Qualifications and affiliations: She is qualified in psychology (British Psychological Society recognised and an accredited psychometric assessment tester), has a management of business administration (MBA) masters degree, a post graduate diploma in marketing, a diploma in professional coach/mentoring and is a qualified NLP practitioner. She has certificates in integrated therapeutic counselling. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a registered marketer and consultant. She is a member of the Professional Marketing Forum, the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) and the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Technology sector: Kim started her career in sales and marketing positions in the technology sector working with Comshare Inc, Honeywell (now Groupe Bull) and Logica where she is reluctant to admit that she learned to code in Fortran and Cobol and fell in love with fourth generation languages and relational database technology.
In-house business development and strategic consultancy: She then worked in-house in senior marketing and business development roles at Deloitte management consultants and Nabarro solicitors before establishing her own firm in January 1994. She provides consultancy advice (including acting as a locum Business Development Director) as well as training and coach-mentoring services. She was a Non-Executive Director of E A Shaw which was acquired by CBRE and holds two current NED roles.
Professional services clients: She has since worked for over 300 clients including: law firms, barristers chambers, patent and trade mark attorneys, accountancy practices, insolvency practitioners, actuaries, surveyors, agents and property professionals, forensic scientists, educational establishments, psychologists, marketing services agencies, management consultants, financial services companies, national associations and publishers. She has also worked with not-for-profit, educational and media organisations.
Writing and publications: She writes articles as a freelance journalist for a number of legal, marketing and property magazines and a leading London portal for whom she reviews restaurants and children’s entertainment. Her first book Dynamic practice development – Selling skills and techniques for the professions was published in 2000 and reprinted in 2003. Media relations in property, which she co-wrote with leading residential property journalist Graham Norwood, was published in 2006. Growing your property partnership – Plans, promotion and people was published in June 2009. In 2014 she published “Rainmakers and trailblazers – a step by step guide to business development for lawyers”. Her fifth book “Better Business Relationships” will be published by Bloomsbury in September 2018. She writes a number of blogs (including for leading London portal www.allinlondon.co.uk and is a committed tweeter on Twitter (@RedStarKim).
Lecturing and training: She was a part-time lecturer on post graduate marketing courses for the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Cambridge Marketing College. She provides a number of training courses and webinars for Central Law Training (CLT) and MBL and designs and develops a programme of training courses for marketing professionals for PM Forum.
Personal: Kim raised her two children as a single mum. She is a social media enthusiast and, now that injuries prevent her pursuing martial arts, is a regular visitor to her local gym and is a yoga, Zumba and Pilates fan. She has a passion for deep sea fishing. Living in Twickenham, she regularly attends international rugby matches. She is volunteer co-editor of Whitton Village Facebook community page which she has grown to over 8,000 followers. She has two dogs and two cats. A remaining ambition is to publish a novel.