Welcome to Forty Thrive’s 100th episode! 100 episodes featuring experts, resources and badass women (and a couple of dudes) with incredible stories. This week, guest co-host Kim Goldman joins Jackie to talk the one year anniversary of the pandemic and all the non-stop changes that have happened to the ladies in the Forty Thrive community.
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In this episode:
• How to foster friendships, even when you want to crawl into a hole
• How to take on changes, even those that blindside us.
• Using our challenges to our advantage — today and everyday.
About Our Guest: Known nationwide as a victims’ rights advocate after her brother’s murder in the infamous O. J. Simpson murder trial, Kim Goldman spent the last 15 years as the Executive Director of The Youth Project, a non-profit organization that provides free counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, and education and outreach to thousands of teenagers, since opening in 2000.
Outside of her work with the Youth Project, Kim travels the country as an impassioned public speaker on victims’ rights, the role of the media, judicial reform, and other related topics. Some speaking highlights include: Keynote Speaker at numerous National Victims’ Rights Week Events, Parents of Murdered Children Victims Conferences, The FBI National Academy Conference, The Department of Justice (OJP), Speaker at Governor Wilson’s Conference for Women, Domestic Violence Symposiums as well as partnered with MLB’s Kansas City Royals, and guest speaker/panelist at universities and national events and will be attending CrimeCon in 2021.
In 2016, Kim joined the nationally syndicated, Daytime Emmy nominated show, Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen as a Special Correspondent dedicated to telling stories from a victim’s perspective. As an accomplished writer, Kim has appeared twice on the New York Times Bestseller list with His Name is Ron, Our Search for Justice, and If I Did It, Confessions of the Killer. In 2014, Kim authored her memoir Can’t Forgive, and in 2015, Media Circus, A Look at Private Tragedy in the Public Eye. Kim is the Executive Producer and Host of Confronting: O.J Simpson Podcast series, which launched in June 2019 and was named #4 of the Best 100 Podcasts of 2019, with more than 8M downloads, and was previously the co-host of Broadscast, a radio show/podcast for and about women and is currently in development for a new podcast/television series.
Kim is the founding Co-Chair of The Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice, the Co-Chair of The National Center for Victims of Crime after serving as Vice-Chair for many years. She is a past Advisory Board Member for Habitat For Heroes, Advisory Board Member for Survivors Empowered, Vision 21 Committee member, and has collaborated with P.A.V.E (sexual assault prevention and awareness), Crime Survivors Inc., and other non-profit organizations dedicated to serving victims of crime.
Kim contributes to a variety of national media outlets and has been a guest on news programs such as Oprah, 20/20, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Dateline, Primetime Live, Dr. Phil and others.
Kim’s commitment to youth and those in need has positioned her as a leader in her community where she was recognized by Soroptimist International with the Making a Difference for Women award, honored as one of “40 under 40 Leaders” Business Professionals, nominated for Leadership in Non-Profit, received a “Going Above and Beyond” award from Crime Survivors, recognized as one of 51 Most Influential Leaders in Northern Los Angeles, and is a recipient of the Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award.
She is currently a resident of Greater Los Angeles where she raises her son.