My Story & Clients
My name is Kim Pevia. I am the Founder and Principal of K.A.P. Inner Prizes. I was born in Baltimore, MD, where I also studied psychology. Many years ago, I felt the call to come home to Robeson County, NC where my roots run deep as a member of the Lumbee Tribe. It was there in my own homecoming that my life shifted. I learned to let my intellect serve my spirit, my community, and Creator. This shift created the space and opportunity that led me to support others in their own homecoming.
For more than 20 years, I’ve helped my clients find their own journey home -- breaking through the obstacles that were holding them back. I work with them to develop a personalized toolkit to support their transformation. I am an experienced life strategist, engaging keynote speaker, a skilled workshop facilitator, and a strategic thought partner with a particular gift helping individuals and organizations align their doing with their values. How they are “being” in the “doing."
Let your doing arise from your being. Let your intellect serve your spirit and not the other way around.
I operate from the knowledge that white supremacy culture is inculcated in our systems and structures and in us. It is in the soil and the water of our lives, how could it not be in us? How could it be any other way?
Colonial thinking insists that we separate ourselves, using only the mind and deny emotion and body. We, however, are NOT separate. I work with my clients to develop the tools they need to engage their emotions and bodies in partnership. When we align our mind, body, and spirit in our being, we unlock our own agency for radical change within ourselves, cultures, and systems --- change that is rooted in the radical love, empathy, and reciprocity we so desperately need in such a time as this.
Uprooting racism is critical now, and it starts with us looking within. I work with organizations and individuals to find and uproot racism. I use indigenous wisdom, love, and humor to move us into a more liberated world. I collaborate with experienced professionals to offer a range of customized services to support personal, organizational, and community growth & development, specializing in:
Emotional & somatic justice and liberation
Gifts of conflict & fear
Mindfulness and somatic embodied practice
Organizational relational culture shift
Whole human centered approach
Indigeneity and colonization
Uprooting your own stuff
Decolonizing your mind and practices
Decolonizing white supremacy culture
Relational race equity toward shared liberation
Pain doesn’t need a headspace to explain it. It needs a heartspace to witness it.
Art | Theatre | University | Business | Non-profit | Healthcare | Food Systems | Government
WIA-Youth Start Program
Lumbee Tribe of NC Lumberton
Chamber of Commerce
Two Hawk Employment Services
Pembroke Chamber of Commerce
NC Coalition against Domestic Violence
Non Profit Marketing Guide
Robeson County Partnership for Children
Southern Movement Assembly
Robeson Health Care
Lumber River Council of Governments
League of Chicago Theatres
National Coalition for Non Profits
UNC Chapel Hill
Guardian Ad Litem
Community & Board Affiliations
My service work has included founding the Artist Market-Pembroke, providing retail opportunities for local and regional artists in southeast North Carolina and serving as the President of the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, Board Chair of Women AdvaNCe, Board President of Southeastern Family Violence Center, Board Chair of the American Indian Women of Proud Nations, Board Chair of Alternate Roots, and as a member of the Governance Council for the Southern Movement Assembly.
I currently serve as the Board Chair for the annual Lumbee Film Festival and as a board member for Working Films and North Carolina Arts Council. I also engage in local community efforts for healing and reconciliation through facilitation of community healing circles, organizing to bring awareness, healing, and political action for the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in my community and around the country, and participation in the statewide Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Project led by Beloved Community Center.