Kimberly Steele, BS

FAND Election Nominee Profile – 2024 Election

Name of the Candidate: Kimberly Steele, BS

Position: Member at Large

Employment History

Employer

Title

Years Employed

F45 Training Dadeland, Miami

Assistant Studio Manager

2023-Present

GluteHouse, Miami

Coach, Personal Trainer

2022-Present

Owner

Personal Trainer at Steele Wellness LLC

2022-Present

UFC Gym Midtown, Miami

Personal Trainer

2021-2022

F45 Training (Coral Gables/Pinecrest)

Coach

2021-2022

Lululemon Athletica, Coral

Gables

Educator; Seasonal Key Leader

2019-2021

F45 Training, Country Walk

Coach

2019-2020

Steele Wellness, South Florida

Yoga Instructor; Personal Trainer

2018-2020

Ocean Reef Club’s Member Fitness Center, Key

Largo

Fitness Specialist

2015-2018

 

Leadership Experience

Leadership Position

Organization

Years Involved in the Organization

NA

NA

NA

 

Answers to Challenge Questions

The Member-at-Large serves as the member advocate, representing FAND member opinions and views to the FAND Board of Directors. This person serves as a leader to the regions/districts for member recruitment and retention. What strategies would you use to enhance communication with the membership and foster member engagement in various aspects of FAND’s mission? How do you measure outcomes? 

 

As a FAND member at large, I would exploit the value of social media; networking outside of our physical location’s reach vastly expands our community. Not only are the next generation of dietitians and clients on social media, but considerable engagement can correspondingly occur here between our members with weekly challenges, polls, questions, collaborations, and many more tools at our fingertips. Email, text, and social media blasts let us create surveys and engagement with our organization. All of these outlets allow us to track the engagement rate, hence measuring the outcomes of each post so we can continue to improve, expand, and give the people what they want! Without knowledge of budget, small community events with vendors and fitness classes can be a great way to grab like-minded individuals’ attention. There may be value in teaming up with fitness studios and schools to hold workshops and guest speakers. I think it is important to continue to host dietitians on webinars as this is moderately time and cost effective, and we can ask through social media what topics our audience would like to hear about. I would need to see our current conversion and attrition rates to have a baseline for growth, but working in management in fitness has taught me numbers are important along with our service. 

We need to let the community know that FAND serves as one of the “OGs” providing evidence-based nutrition information and connections! 

 

What strategies would you take for ensuring that leadership is cultivated among members of FAND?

Encouraging autonomy, but professionality among our members is a must. An idea might be to have a member’s written blog or newsletter. A portal for continuing education, not only within nutrition, but in all aspects of business, might help the individual growth of our members. Expanding on the “about me” of current leadership could foster an interest in joining the directing team. I would love to see a student, like myself, in a position to encourage growth and limit the fear of inferiority if FAND hopes to expand. Someone on the path toward RD may be more subject to development and hold new ideas. Networking events within the organization itself might encourage retention and enthusiasm. My gears are always grinding.