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"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. ”

Karen has more than two decades of experience providing leadership development to organizations.

As both a coach and mentor to leaders, executives, and management teams, Karen has consistently demonstrated that improved communication within companies is often the single most important feature of truly successful organizations. 

Karen combines a well-grounded academic background with her real-world business experience. This blend of practical application, knowledge, and professional expertise make her a savvy and effective facilitator with organizations.

Karen holds a B.S. in Special Education from St. Cloud State University, an M.S. in Management, and an M.A. in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution, from Baker University. She has taught as a Graduate School Adjunct Faculty at Baker University and Benedictine College.

Clients have described Karen as insightful, and authentic with an enthusiastic passion for client success. She challenges individuals and provides balanced feedback to individuals. Through inquiry, Karen is committed to helping clients discover their own solutions. She empowers leaders and their teams through her direct communication style to grow and develop in new ways, while gaining new perspectives.

She enjoys eating at new restaurants, spending time with friends, traveling, reading, concerts, theater, exercising, and “putzing” at home.

“Karen’s knowledge of professional development is top notch and her ability to keep participants engaged is superb.” Proof that her training works is demonstrated every day when the staff in our department refer to their individual style during creative problem-solving, or team meetings”.
Jon Johnson
Highway Commissioner Eau Claire County