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Karen has coached top business leaders and helped individuals and teams from Fortune 500 companies manage change, increase productivity, integrate their personal and professional lives and achieve their own definitions of success.
A nationally published columnist (Chatelaine magazine, “Ask a Job Expert” and “Ask a Balance Coach”) and sought-after speaker, Karen founded Parachute Executive Coaching in 1996. Prior to becoming a coach Karen enjoyed a successful corporate career in consumer packaged goods marketing and advertising. Karen has been featured many times in the media including CTV News, CBC Radio One’s Workology, The Globe & Mail, CFRA Radio Ottawa, TalkRadio (U.K.), the Toronto Star, Kiplinger’s and Computer World Magazine.
Karen has an MBA in Marketing from the Ivey School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. She graduated from two of the world’s most established coach training programs and is a certified trainer for both organizations. She was one of the first coaches to study the integration of Positive Psychology into coaching via Dr. Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness coach training program, and recently graduated as a Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. The first Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in Canada and now one of an elite group of Master Certified Coaches, a past Board member and founder of the Toronto Chapter for the International Coach Federation, Karen is a leader in the field of corporate coaching.
Karen’s first book, “The Complete Executive – the 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance” was released in September, 2012.