In a complex and constantly changing work environment, Karen has helped me identify my true values and convictions. Moreover, she has helped me develop the ability to make resonant choices, giving my best “yes” to the things and people I value.
Karen provides great coaching and support. She cares on a personal level and helps me discover the keys to unlocking extra levels of performance.
I was skeptical at first in using an executive coach but was open to giving it a try. Through the sessions, Karen gave me tools to work with to improve my approach to working with my team and direct report, to balance work and personal life to the best of my abilities, and to help me work towards becoming the best leader I can be. I’ve acquired skills that will carry forward for me into the future as well as impacting me now.
Karen has been my coach for over a year, and I feel like I’ve gone through a transformation. This was my first time working with a coach and I was apprehensive at first diving into personal experiences. However, Karen’s attentiveness and transparency helped build trust immediately and we were able to tap into specific growth areas I’ve been struggling with for a long time. After each coaching conversation, I felt enlightened with what was uncovered, as well as empowered to progress towards my goals. I encourage anyone to work with Karen if you really want to see a difference in how you approach work and life.
Karen has been instrumental in helping me develop as the leader I want to become. She equipped me with a variety of tools and frameworks to empower me to reframe situations and confidently move forward to overcome challenges.
Being a non-US national working for a US-centered company with multiple cross-cultural virtual teams, Karen helps me navigate cross-cultural management effectively. As a result, I have developed much more confidence in myself as well as being able to trust and lean on to my instinct when making decisions (something I did not feel comfortable doing before coaching). Karen helps me set boundaries and separate work from becoming my only identity. I am a much happier person in and outside of work thanks to Karen. I would have a very difficult time without her support.
Several years ago, I was brand new to the workforce, having spent my entire life in academics. Karen has been a valued guide into the world of Silicon Valley. She has helped me define my goals, analyze my processes, and understand how to adjust for life at a startup. 5 years later, she has seen me through numerous important decisions and new positions and has been a constant force for progress along the way. Every discussion with Karen provides more insights as to the sources of challenges and strategies to address them. With her help, I have been able to refine my strengths in a way that has allowed me to succeed at my company.
As a relatively new manager, I have a lot of self-doubts and little confidence in providing constructive feedback. Karen has helped me gain confidence by exploring why and how of the task. I also enjoy all the resources that she recommended to me, and will continue my learning to be a good “boss” at my current job. Karen asked powerful questions to help me think and analyze through my management challenges. I am especially intrigued by the cultural elements that she brought to the table as I manage a very diverse team of different cultural backgrounds.
Karen was fantastic to work with and provided by leadership coaching and general advice which greatly assisted me in approaching various situations and resolving them satisfactorily for all parties involved.
Our group coaching with Karen has enabled us to clarify our expectations towards each other. Our day-to-day communication has since been improved and strengthened significantly in just a short period of time. Consequently, we are able to cultivate a strong partnership with clear accountability — which we believe is one of the most important keys to long-term growth and success in our business.