International Peacebuilder & Pathfinder
Nonprofit and For-Profit Experience
Beyond academia, she has stepped into areas of work where others would not. She led large teams of international women to the Middle East during the height of animosities in 2004. In the ’80’s evolved an international ocean-based youth leadership program with a fleet of 150+ vessels to it’s peak in 1986. Pursued and earned her U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s license, passing the final exam when 7 months pregnant with her 3rd child. She has also traveled to Gaza and North Korea on fact-finding tours.
Now her focus is on the emergent issues. As the tech community keeps it’s head down focused on coding and what the can do, she is also asking the question what should they also be doing, akin to Dr. Ian Malcolm’s comment in Jurassic Park, “Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
From East to West
Karen works with corporate executives and their leadership teams to push the boundaries of innovation forward in today’s fluid and often tumultuous corporate environments.
This work, given structure by the Transilience Framework™, provides quintessential insights, practical tools, which, when backed by Karen’s relentless support is transformational.
Surprisingly, even one person or team utilizing the rubrics she provides, become the pivotal small changes that make a large difference in your personal and professional spheres.