Karen has a formal background and training in business economics, but was seeking that unique combination of her creative right brain with her more analytical left and found it in the space of facilitation and coaching. The majority of her corporate career was in Business Development at Ernst & Young, and she transitioned from corporate life in 2008, when she set up practice as an independent facilitator and coach. For a decade she has helped high potential individuals be more effective in the management of self and their teams in Public, Private and NGO environments. She is an ICF-accredited (PCC) and COMENSA credentialed coach and an executive facilitator. Karen has been instrumental in the launch of maternity transition coaching to the South African marketplace and has a passion for women navigating critical milestones. Karen has worked abroad in the UK and at an actuarial firm in Singapore, is married to a colourist and is mother to two teenage boys.

Karen holds the following credentials:

  • BComm (Hons)
  • She is an accredited facilitator of the Clarity 4D™ profile
  • an accredited facilitator of the Strength Deployment Inventory™ (level 2)
  • an accredited 5LQ Enneagram facilitator
  • received advanced facilitation certification through the Dalmau network and First Facilitation
  • an accredited Participlan™ facilitator
  • an Assessor with the services SETA
  • Maternity Transition Coaching Associate for Great Expectations
  • ICF accredited (PCC)