Karen provides executive coaching and thought partnership to organizational executives and leaders. Her coaching philosophy is to coach leaders to upgrade their “inner operating system”. Einstein said: “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were when we created them.” Her focus is to support leaders in a self development process to build new competencies, navigate old habits, notice limiting narratives, make identities visible, and to let go of old frameworks that no longer serve to produce the individual’s desired results.
Karen’s background is in HR and Leadership Development working with large global companies in finance, insurance, technology, and healthcare, providing executive coaching, group/team coaching, culture change management, and HIPO development. She currently works with national and international consulting companies, and brings extensive cross-cultural and work place diversity experience having delivered leadership development programs and executive coaching services in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. A few of her clients include Dell, Microsoft, CISCO, CIGNA, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Axa Insurance.
Prior to being an independent consultant, Karen was responsible for leadership development and enterprise learning in a large financial institutions. In that role, she collaborated with leaders to develop learning strategies that addressed specific business unit needs, and designed, developed, and delivered customized learning opportunities via small groups, virtual learning, and one-on-one coaching. During that time, Karen played an integral part in the enterprise wide culture change management initiatives for senior leaders, corporate managers, and sales and servicing associates.
Karen studied Language and Business Commerce in Germany and France, and is a Professional Certified Coach and Coaching Assessor through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also a Faculty Member at George Mason University teaching and mentoring students in the ICF accredited “Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being” Certificate Program. She is a life long learner and has been passionate about self and professional development for over 25 years.