Real World Experience
If you’re considering an Executive Coach for yourself or someone in your organization, you want someone who has relevant Executive Coaching experience in the business world. My background as a sales executive exposed me to a wide variety of organizations, structures, leadership styles, and challenges. I have a keen awareness of inherent barriers of each and how to succeed in overcoming them.
I understand the Executive coach’s relationship with Human Resources (HR) and stakeholders, keeping them informed within the boundaries of client confidentiality. My contracting process is quick and easy.
With a Master’s Degree in Organization Change Management, a Certificate in Leadership and Change, and a Certificate in Positive Psychology, I have a deep understanding of how to make positive changes and succeed quickly. I work with clients using empirically validated resources and techniques for maximizing individual and organizational potential. We work together to quickly get you on the path to achieving your goals.
My research-based approach to Executive Coaching encourages you to bring your best selves to work and helps them navigate change successfully enabling them to:
- Transition effectively into new management positions
- Improve skills by identifying competency strengths and gaps through individual assessments and collaborative creation of practical development plans
- Develop leadership potential for current and future roles
- Resolve conflicts and appreciate/leverage diverse talents and backgrounds
- Realize new career paths
Executive Coaching Strategies & Tools
I continuously seek better ways of engaging and helping my clients with innovative and proven Executive Coaching tools; a few that receive positive client feedback include:
- The VIA Strengths Survey
- Incorporation of other personality and character profiles, i.e., MBTI, Gallup Strengths Finder, Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory, Change Style Indicator, DISC, etc.
- 360° interviews and report
- Selected articles and books
- Customized worksheets and reflection exercises
- Direct observation
For more information on these, please see the Resources section.
While I especially enjoy meeting with people face-to-face, I have significant experience in successful web- and/or phone-based client engagements. I have been able to translate the personal coaching aspects into the electronic media which often includes observations that improve web presence and long-distance communication skills.
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!”
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