Karen cut her teeth as an Operations Manager in the banking sector and earned her stripes (so to speak) through mergers, acquisitions and the highs and lows of various economic challenges. Karen’s skills were utilised during these periods of change by leading teams across the globe, building a sense of unity through engaged employees and technology platforms to deliver first class customer services for both internal and external clients. After making it to the heady heights of Vice President she found her passion leaning towards Learning and Development and thankfully hasn’t looked back!
Motivated by creating innovative, engaging learning solutions that reflect the latest thinking and learning trends, Karen tuts at anyone who dare say that learning and development is ‘fluffy’. Her mantra is all about achieving business results through developing competent and committed employees. Although Karen claims to have ‘no magic wand’ to change behaviours and increase performance, her natural, engaging style enables her to build great relationships with clients and work in partnership with them to embrace formal and informal learning approaches to encourage authentic leadership and employee engagement which ultimately delivers business results.
Now a partner with Positive Momentum, Karen is able to retain her passion for developing others by adding value to clients of all sizes and supporting their people to achieve more than they think they can through great leadership and one-to-one / team coaching.
Karen’s Learning and Development experience encompasses a wide spectrum of personal effectiveness (she includes her two young children in this spectrum!), however her particular passions are leadership and team development including coaching and all areas of employee performance / engagement.