SPECIALTIES Karen brings a literal blend of art and science to her role as a coach, facilitator. Blending her background of classical ballet, international business, and leadership expertise, Karen creates clarity from chaos, resulting in positive and productive change for individuals, teams and organizations. Karen has dedicated her career in service to the professional development of employees across all cultures and generations. As a coach and facilitator, she creates safe learning environments that lead learners to self-discover powerful insights for breakthrough experiences.
Her corporate experience includes myriad HR roles for Fortune 500 and 200 companies. She spent several years in business and teaching English throughout Mexico, gaining interpersonal skills and cultural insights which heavily influence her work today. However, she believes that the most influential part of her career comes from her extensive experience in ballet. As a member of several dance companies, her proximity to ballet greats such as Rudolph Nureyev instilled in her the discipline of excellence and gracefully connecting with others through “authentic presence.”
Karen is an award-winning global learning leader with accolades that include the Training Magazine T125, a Brandon Hall Excellence Award, and an AON Best in Class global leadership development award. She holds a BBA from James Madison University and completed additional work in Anthropological Studies at Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan. TOOLS/SKILLS/CREDENTIALS • BBA, James Madison University • Leadership Coaching, George Mason University • International Coach Federation ACC Credential • Personalysis Profile Assessment • Big Five Personality Test • American council on Exercise Certified Fitness Trainer 2018 • Employment Learning Innovations Trainer • Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Anthropology Certificate Harvard Business School, Leadership Summit 2017 • AON Top 5 Global Companies for Leadership Development • Training Magazine Top 125 recipient (#39) • Diversity Inc, Great Place to Work • Brandon Hall Gold and Silver Learning Excellence Award • Creator of 3 groundbreaking “Circle of Excellence” Leadership and Diversity programs, impacting thousands of Fortune 200 leaders