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Humble . . . Kind . . . Generous . . .

My life coaching motto is “Humble . . . Kind . . . Generous . . .”, and it reflects my approach to life as well as the central ideas of the research-based Positive Psychology. While these may seem wholly optimistic, it does not mean I go easy on you! Part of coaching is motivating and driving people to rethink and revise behaviors, and it can be hard work.

My Approach – Rapid Results

Here are the steps of my executive coaching process. Using a research-based approach means it may provide you what you need more quickly than you think. Together, we will ensure your executive coaching plan is customized on the areas most important to you. 

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Define & Envision

Using a collaborative approach, we first define goals and envision what it would look and feel like if they were reality today. This is engaging, inspiring, and energizing!



Identify, Map, & Activate

We work together to explore your strengths and how you leverage them in your life. We set clear, actionable, time-bound goals and develop an insightful, detailed map to get you where you really want to be. It includes exploration of new tools and behaviors, new ways of thinking about things; and we quickly begin implementing positive actions.


Evolve & Expand

Forward momentum requires active application and practice and consistent broadening and building on your progress. We get you on your journey to meeting the potential in your life, career, and organization.

Team Coaching

Are you getting most from your teams? Are they inspired, working as a cohesive unit, and challenged to be their best?

Build High-Performing Teams – Team coaching can be the answer that helps transform mere associates into high-performing teams that value and leverage the diverse skills and inherent knowledge and backgrounds of its members. Results include increased effectiveness, improved quality of work product, and culture transformation.

Resolve Conflict – I help teams resolve conflicts that prevent them from meeting their potential and provide the insights and competencies that enable them to leverage their strengths and find common ground to move forward toward success.

What People Are Saying

Karen is a “rock” and someone I would always value to have on my team or, better yet, lead my team!"

Shawn G. McBride
Foah International, LLC
Past Chairman of the Specialty Food
Association Board of Directors
Past Chairman of the Specialty Food
Foundation Board of Directors

“Karen distilled leadership theory into practical and personal application, working with me to assess a complicated environment and find a successful path forward. I'm still using lessons learned and very thankful for Karen's insights.”

Global Marketing Manager, Major International Law Firm

"I have noticed a marked difference in the way I work now. Karen helped me understand that I was ready to focus on leadership development, and really focused on talking about my strengths. My experience with Karen gave me the tools to become more purposeful in the work I am doing, and the confidence to view myself as a leader within my team.”

Avani Patel Asia Liaison on Global Venture and Fellowship — Ashoka


"Karen is totally committed to her client's growth and brings both her diverse corporate experience and her positive psychology orientation to every engagement.  She finds ways to connect with even skeptical or reluctant clients.  I have had the good fortune to collaborate with Karen on several occasions, and I look forward to doing so in the future.”

Michael Frisch Executive Coach and Coach Trainer; Consulting Psychologist — iCoach NY Faculty


"I have worked with Karen on different levels and have found her to be a valued colleague in brainstorming, planning, and coaching.  She has been a vital member of our team!”

Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Smith — Transitional Director of Presbytery Ministries -Presbytery of Newark


"The time I spent working with Karen this year was one of the smartest and most fruitful commitments I´ve made. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for guidance, focus, and lasting results.”

Maria Jose Cespedes Executive Director — Ashoka in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean


"You have been invaluable in helping me think through my personal relationships and make the changes I have needed to make for some time. You met we where I was and helped me find the courage to take each step along the way. I don’t think I would be where I am today without your coaching and help. Thank you!”

Life Coach Client


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