NBTC CPR

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Who We Are

At New Beginnings Training Center Professional Development Division, we are focused on providing professional development services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your needs.


With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

Our Team

Better Business. Better life.

Kimberly M. Walker, MS, BCC

Chief Executive Officer

An innovative adult educator, dynamic speaker, insightful business consultant, inspirational mentor, adjunct professor, and certified business and life coach...


For more than 25 years, Kimberly “Coach Kim” Walker, MS, BCC, is the visionary CEO of New Beginnings Training Center, Inc. NBTC is a business development and personal empowerment firm that specializes in helping motivated entrepreneurs build profitable businesses and lives they love.


Known for her ability to break down complex concepts into achievable action steps, Coach Kim leaves every participant ready to take action. As a business development consultant, Coach Kim consults with organizational leaders for their success by building multiple revenue sources, strategic planning, and mastermind groups. Coach Kim’s faith filled approach to sound business leverages her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and six certifications as a life, leadership, and business coach. She is currently a certification candidate with the world renown John Maxwell Organization.


Coach Kim's first book Get Paid: 10 Secrets to Building a Profitable Business was released in October 2015 to rave reviews. A second book is due for release later this year.


Dr. James A. Knight, EdD, PhD, RRT

Chief Medical Officer/Clinical Director

If you are interested in studying under a professional whose unique blend of real-world experience and advanced education fuels their professional development, Dr. James is the healthcare professional to meet. A results-focused leader specializing in driving operations growth, building dynamic teams, creating strategic initiatives, providing world-class services, and cultivating a strong community presence with superior quality. Dr. James is eager to offer his proven experience toward maximizing your success.


A summary of his professional profile includes:


  • Ed.D. in International Educational Development from Columbia University as well as a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Sciences, P.D. in International Organizations & Development, MS in Community Health, MS in Social Sciences, and a BS in Biology.

  • 20+ years’ experience as a college professor teaching diverse adult professional populations in higher education settings.

  • 35 years’ experience as a certified CPR, Basic Life Support, and First Aid instructor for the American Heart Association.

  • Senior administrator of respiratory therapy department at a large multisite medical center.

  • 35 years’ experience as a NYS licensed respiratory therapist.

Rev. Ann Marasco

Chief Spiritual Officer

Having completed ministry training from FITS in Sayreville, NJ, was ordained into the ministry in 2001 and has honorably served the Christian community since. A spirit-filled prayer powerhouse, Rev. Ann is responsible for the spiritual support of NBTC officers, staff, and clients. She is a regular contributor to the NBTC blog, staff newsletter, and website as well as staff meetings, events, and retreats. Currently, Rev. Ann is also working towards and praying to identify, develop, and participate in process improvement opportunities within the company will enhance the quality of the services and products provided.


Rev. Marasco is the doting mother of four, grandmother of ten, great-grandmother of one, and a spiritual mentor to many. She is currently penning her first book and loves spending time with her family and her cat Phoebe.