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As Founder of GlutenFree Passport, Kim Koeller is a global business leader, sought-after educator, innovator and award-winning creator of the pioneering series, Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free.
This market leading series now includes her 4th edition 2014 book, 4 additional paperback books, 13 ebooks and 10 mobile apps. Trusted by customers in over 60 countries, the first--of-its-kind series is also the 2012 winner of the Best Health Book of the Year Award and has won 18 quality awards for 8 consecutive years.
After overcoming years of misdiagnosis, Kim has been 100% gluten and allergy free for over 10 years due to celiac disease and several food allergies including dairy, fish, shellfish and preservatives. She founded GlutenFree Passport to help the global community and empower people about safe gluten and allergy free living through innovative resources, education and business consulting.
As an international business executive, Kim has traveled over 2 million miles around the world and worked with clients across four continents. She is fluent in French, studied 4 other languages and has lived in 7 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, United Kingdom and the United States.
With 20-plus years of public speaking experience, Kim Koeller is an internationally recognized keynote and guest speaker educating business and consumer audiences at conferences around the world from Australia to the European Union and North America. Kim trains and consults with food service, product and health professionals from restaurants, schools, universities and manufacturers about food management and special diet wellness. In addition, Kim is qualified and approved as the health and wellness guest lecturer aboard cruise ships around the world to empower guests about gluten and allergy free diets.
As an authoritative expert on food, travel and special diet lifestyles, Kim's media interviews include NBC and ABC TV, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Radio New Zealand, National Geographic Traveler, USA Today and Hotels Magazine. Kim and the award-winning Let's Eat Out series, with the Multi-Lingual Phrase Passport, iEatOut mobile app and 25 more resources, have been recognized by over 300 media outlets and endorsed by celiac and food allergy organizations around the world.
Prior to establishing GlutenFree Passport, Kim was a partner with Accenture, the world's leading management consulting firm. Specializing in customer innovation and emerging technologies for over 17 years, she has worked with cross-industry Fortune 500 clients delivering market-leading transformational project results worldwide including 12 industry first solutions worldwide.
Leveraging her extensive expertise with Accenture and currently as a partner with Horizon Group, she now consults with start-ups to Fortune 100 companies to develop and implement strategic customer solutions.
Kim earned her Masters degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University and the University of Strasbourg, France. Kim sits on the board of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and promotes global advocacy through her blog, YouTube channel and other social media.