Karen is an executive coach and learning consultant with a passion for coaching, training and fostering personal effectiveness in practical ways.
She currently works with national and international consulting companies, lending her expertise on large client projects in individualized leadership development programs, executive coaching, custom training design and performance management. She also has extensive international and cross-cultural experience, having delivered development and coaching services in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Over the years, she has worked on client projects with Yahoo!, Dell Computers, Microsoft, AXA Insurance, Pentax Medical and several government agencies.
Prior to being an independent consultant, Karen was the manager of and responsible for leadership development and enterprise learning in large financial institutions. In that role, she collaborated with leaders to develop learning strategies that addressed specific business unit needs, and she designed, developed and delivered training via classroom, virtual learning and one-on-one coaching. During that time, Karen played an integral part in the enterprisewide leadership development and 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 (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is certified in a number of 360° assessment tools and holds a training certification from the American Society of Training and Development.
She currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband of 21 years and their three “furry” children.