Areas of Expertise
- Executive/leadership coaching
- Leadership effectiveness
- Emotional intelligence
- Change/transition management
- Relationship building
- Team effectiveness
- B.S. Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organisational Psychology
- ACC Credentialed Coach, International Coach Federation
Karen is an ICF certified executive coach, organizational development consultant & experienced business leader.
As an executive coach, Karen’s passion is working with leaders and organizations that find themselves navigating significant change. Promotions to new or larger roles, mergers/acquisitions, or new executive leadership with new visions and goals can all be times where even the strongest leaders may find themselves in uncharted territory. Through one-on-one coaching engagements and/or working with teams, Karen has assisted leaders in creating opportunities to feel more empowered, more effective, and contributing in ways they may have never thought possible.
Karen has worked with direct reports to the CEO, vice presidents, directors and mid-level managers focused on improving such areas as executive presence, communication & relationship building skills, change/transition management, conflict management/resolution, delegation, feedback and other key leadership competencies.
With over 20 years of business experience leading Human Resources teams in diverse industries including financial services, manufacturing, and professional services, Karen understands what it takes to successfully lead through the dynamics of an ever-changing work environment.
Karen’s approach to leadership coaching is grounded in the theories of constructive of adult development. She believes that assisting leaders through the lens of adult development enables them to cope more effectively with complexity and ambiguity, assists them in growing and enhancing their solution space, and allows them to more easily take on the skills and capacities most required to work alongside others.
Ultimately, people become more visible to themselves and others become more visible to them. This in turn creates the opportunity for greater compassion and choice in those behaviors that will enable them in becoming the most effective leader they can be.