Parent & Youth Advocacy Training
Personal & Professional Coaching
Motivational & Key-Note Speaking
Seminars and topics offered:
- Dealing with Death and Grief
- Racial, Cultural & Gender Diversity
- Youth as Leaders ( Youth Know How )
- Self-Esteem Building for Women
- Corporate Image: Appearance, Attitude & Behavior
- Save Our Youth: A Workshop for Effective Parenting
and Violence Prevention Amongst Youth
- Life Coach
Kimberly Armstrong is the President of Diamond Development Inc.
a Consulting & Training Organization, which provides services
to families, professionals and community-involved individuals on
stress & anger management, building self-esteem, leadership,
diversity and other life enhancement skills. She has completed trainings
and received certificates from The Professional Woman Network, and
the Women's Entrepreneurs of Baltimore (W.E.B).
Her advocacy about youth violence has lead her to become a sought-after
speaker and commentator, and she has appeared in many venues, including
the Marc Steiner Radio Show, the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post,
and University of Maryland Capitol News, as well as at Maryland's
Juvenile Justice Coalition's Monthly Speakers Forum, the Women's
Entrepreneurs of Baltimore's Work Force Development Workshop, and
the Maryland State Assembly (Testimonial for legislated bills to
help reform the Maryland Juvenile System). She has been the also
appeared in many exhibits, documentaries and the guest and key note
speaker, the latest being the Guest Speaker for the National Cease-Fire
Against Gun Violence in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ms. Armstrong suffered a tragic loss in September 2004 her young
son was murdered this has lead her to embark on another journey
as an author. She is one of 25 woman who has co-authored two books.
The Christians Woman's Guide For Personal Success features
her chapter on how to deal with death and grief. Women as Leaders:
Strategies for Empowerment & Communication, to be released
in October of 2007, contains her contributing chapter is entitled
Leadership Skills for Youth. Kimberly thrives on and believes
that the best way to help others is to help them find the brilliance
in helping themselves.
In December 2004 she received the 2004-05 Pollin Award from the
Washington Wizards for Outstanding Dedication to the Community.
In 2007 she was Honored by the National Juvenile Justice Network
and the Campaign for Youth Justice with The National Mother of Distinction
Award. These accomplishments have made her an ardent proponent for
positive, constructive and immediate reform of the entire juvenile
justice system in Maryland. She continues to fight injustice and
helping youth & families help themselves through education and
Ms. Armstrong is the former Interim Co-Chair for the Maryland Juvenile
Justice Coalition, Founder/Executive Director of the Just 4 Me Mentoring
Program for Girls and was a professional bus operator for ten years
with the Maryland Transit Administration. Ms. Armstrong is currently
a board member for the Governor's Office of Crime Control
and Prevention (GOCCP) and The Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative
(JDAI) with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Department of
Juvenile Services in Baltimore Maryland where she resides.