Working with Thelma
Thelma Kidd is a licensed Realtor working with people in the transition to homeownership or choosing a new home. Thelma has earned the designation of Certified Senior Housing Specialist, serving as a partner to her clients throughout the entire consultative process surrounding a late-in-life move.
Originally from Texas, Thelma has lived in Nashville for the past 38 years. Shortly after moving to Nashville she and a long-time friend opened Davis-Kidd Booksellers, a store that began with 3500 SF and eventually grew to over 25,000 SF, including a cafe in Nashville as well as stores & cafes in Memphis and Jackson and a store in Knoxville.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Thelma earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and worked as a family and individual therapist.
Following the sale of Davis-Kidd in 1997, she returned to her interest in counseling and became trained and certified as a life coach at the Hudson Institute in California. She specializes in working with people who are in transition — from choosing a home to changing life direction. She also offers workshops for couples and individuals who are contemplating retirement and planning the next chapter of their lives after full-time employment. Both as a coach and as a Realtor, Thelma helps people discover where they belong.
Thelma has been involved with various volunteer and civic endeavors including serving on the board of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and participating in Leadership Nashville. Currently, she serves as chair of the board of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN.
Thelma has an adult son and daughter and an eight-year-old granddaughter.