Texas Tech University

Faculty Ambassador

Kim Walker

Kim Walker, is Professor of Music, a former White House consultant, Dean and Principal of the Sydney Conservatorium at the University of Sydney, former Director of Arts & Cultural Outreach at Indiana University. She is Founder of VirtuosoCEO, a global executive business coaching company where 92% of her clients 10Xed using her XPS Formula. Professor Walker taught for eight years, the Science of Strategy and the Art of Leadership as part of the Global EMBA Executive MBA program at the University of Sydney before joining TTU as Director of the School of Music. The Virtuoso Factor speaker and author, she's also a celebrated recording artist with 33 CDs performing as soloist on 6 continents. In 1985 she was the first female principal bassoon in the London Symphony working with Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Simon Rattle to name just a few. In recent years Kim has been responsible for generating benefaction in excess of $123 million for her VirtuosoCEO clients. She is an international best-selling author for her Resilience to Brilliance published in 2015 and has a new book Inspire: Creative Collisions in Music, Politics and Life anticipated late in 2020.