Karen Lanson

Karen Lanson

Executive Coach


  • Strong foundation in behavioral science and business
  • Over 25 years counseling and coaching experience, with 20+ in corporate environments
  • Global Fortune 500, professional services, government and law firm coaching experience
  • Expertise in coaching abrasive leaders


  • Licensed Psychologist, MN Board of Psychology
  • EQ-12.0/EQ360 Certified Master trainer Designation
  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)
  • Trained mediator, Hamline Law School
  • Masters & Educational Specialist degree in Counseling Psychology, University of

Karen centers her coaching on the psychology of business, with a strategic, strengths-based approach. She is adept at helping clients achieve “ah-ha moments” and executes action-oriented solutions.

Her  coaching “areas of focus” include; organizational development, team development, respectful workplaces and abrasive leader reform, communication and interpersonal effectiveness, career consulting, conflict mediation, emotional intelligence, work-life integration and life transitions.

Karen works with Assessment Tools such as Myers Briggs, Type Indicator, Mobius Model Group Assessment Instrument, Bar-on Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i2.0/EQ360), Strengthsfinder, and a variety of 360 leadership assessments