Hello! My name is Karen.

Whatever brought you here: an online search, a soul search or a friend recommended you, welcome! You belong here and you are doing something about whatever led you on your current journey.

I’ve been in roles from entry level sales to CEO. I have been featured in Thrive Global, Healthy Women Leaders, Outstanding Women Leaders, HerSummit, and NonProfit Radio podcast

 

I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) as designated by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Mental Wellness Coach certified by Lyra Health.

 

More importantly, I am a mom, wife, sister, daughter, and a non-profit enthusiast. Most importantly, my values are wonderment, empowerment, connection, joy, prosperity and presence.

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When I'm not coaching, you'll find me in Denver, CO with my husband, two daughters and labrador Chief. I fill my cup through deep conversations, creative outlets, new experiences and the outdoors.

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Are you ready for coaching?

​How do you know you are ready to work with me? Here are some questions my clients asked themselves:

  • How do I find personal and professional alignment without sacrifice in either priority?

  • I am unsatisfied professionally but what do I do now?

  • How do I deepen my leadership skills to take my existing career to the next level?

  • What do I do about my fears and feelings of “imposter syndrome”?

  • I want a career change but how do I pivot?

Heard these before? Let's set up your coaching consultation today. This conversation is on me (free!)

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My coaching philosophy

There was a time in my life where I focused solely on external circumstances to gauge my happiness. Not surprisingly, when the boxes were all checked, I still wasn’t whole. Here’s my story of what {almost} broke me. My hope is that if you’re {almost} broken too, this will give you the courage to take that first step towards change.

My call to coaching came during a decade long consulting career where I helped nonprofit executives with strategic, operational, and technical change. If you read my story, you know I regularly heard “we couldn’t survive without you” and “thank you for saving the day” and “yes, you are right!” These words of affirmation meant I was helping others, I was important, I was validated. Yet, I was miserable! Along this part of my journey, I unveiled my unique strength, passion and desire for building deep connection with the individual leaders I supported.

Fast forward through my professional transformation: I took the leap and pivoted my career from non-profit consulting into leadership coaching to honor my values of deep connection, individual empowerment, and wholistic joy. 

My coaching philosophy is about using skills to deepen learning and forward action. You are focused on the learning and action and as your coach, I focus on the deepen and forward. I will empower you to explore and create your most fulfilling life by showing up “on purpose” in every aspect.

My guiding principles

Joy

Intentionally notice & appreciate what consistently brings happiness

Patience

Willing to be gentle & curious during times of change & discovery

Sincerity

Protect & preserve honesty + kindness

Prosperity

Thrive in the success of achieving professional dreams

Connection

Be bold & vulnerable to build a brave space for deep relationships

Wonderment

Offer a sense of awe, admiration & respect throughout the journey

Empowerment

Challenge myself & others to be the best version of ourselves

Be Fully Present

Be right here, right now. My mantra is "hot drinks hot, cold drinks cold!"