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.