Who We Are

Pivot Discovery was created from a single fundamental idea: When you do what you are intended to do, great things happen.

Whether you are seeking to overcome a specific challenge, maximize in your current career, or try something new, we’re here to help you. Self-awareness is a necessary tool during career exploration. There is no substitute for knowing yourself, what you’re good at, and what you enjoy doing. 1×1 sessions with a coach can help you identify your goals, design a personalized plan, and pivot to your new path to reach your potential.

Pivot Discovery was founded by Kimberly Tilley and Alexandra Balestrieri. Kimberly and Alexandra met while working in a corporate Training & Development department at a Bay Area biotech company. They quickly bonded over their excitement for trending business topics, training tools, and different types of coaching and feedback frameworks. It wasn’t long before they realized that they both share a passion for developing indivudals and teams, and helping them reach their full potential. 

Kimberly and Alexandra have a combined total of over 25 years of expertise in Learning & Development. We are excited to partner with you and help achieve your goals! If you’re curious to learn more about what’s happening over here at Pivot Discovery, check out our weekly podcast PIVOT! Join us each week, as we bring you something new: Interviews with experts and inspiring guests, and panel discussions where we bring in diverse perspectives about trending business topics. Whether you’re seeking inspiration or a way to reframe your future, you’ll be glad you stopped by!

Kimberly Tilley, M. Ed
Co-Founder
Kimberly is an insightful coach who identifies talents, and generates ideas and strategies to highlight and maximize strengths. She enjoys illuminating paths to achievement, while identifying practical steps to build momentum. Kimberly is a certified YouMap®coach and master trainer. She is also certified in Insights Discovery® and has deep subject matter expertise in DiSC and other frameworks. Kimberly has a strong track record of inspiring people to unlock their full potential, and guiding them to apply their talents in new ways that bring them deep inner satisfaction. She is known for her inspirational and engaging approach and her dynamic facilitation. Hundreds of clients have shared positive feedback on Kimberly’s coaching!

Kimberly is also the author of two best-selling historical true crime books: The Poisoned Glass (2019) and Cold Heart (2020). She holds a B.A. in Speech Communication and has an M.Ed in Adult Learning and Development. 

Alexandra M. Balestrieri, M.B.A.
Co-Founder

Alexandra is a highly creative individual with the ability to visualize and articulate a future state in great detail. She is a subject matter expert when it comes to business management and development. She is a YouMap® certified coach with a passion for guiding students or recent graduates through their career journey. She enjoys working with clients that are early in their career or new to the workforce. She is excellent at guiding individuals to quickly identify an optimal career path early, target the right roles, and leading them on a path to make an impact on the world! Alexandra holds a B.A. in Sculpture and Painting, an M.B.A in Marketing, and is currently pursuing a certification in Botanical Arts.

Alexandra also maintains a creative practice as a visual artist showcasing her work at galleries and art shows, and performs commission based work for clients.