Role: ICA Coach Trainer
Lives: California, United States
Joined Faculty: September 2020
Niche: Executive and Leadership Coach
Niche: Leadership and Individual [email protected]
Karen Holmes brings over 20 years of experience in the areas of Executive Coaching, Facilitation, Training, and Organizational Development. Her career has provided the opportunity to guide individuals and organizations to reach their unthinkable potential.
Working throughout the world has given Karen a broad global perspective. Collaboration with businesses in Russia, Uzbekistan, Trinidad, and Canada, and throughout the United States, Karen can bridge cultures and perspectives. Specific areas of interest include Influence, Conflict Resolution, Accountability, and Interpersonal Communication. Karen’s enthusiasm and dedication to her profession generate realistic results.
Karen’s approach begins by establishing a foundation of trust. Then, through discussion, use of assessment instruments, and 360 data, she works with leaders to establish goals, create action plans and accountability. By challenging assumptions, asking hard questions, and creating space for reflection, leaders begin to grow and create results for their business and themselves.
She brings her experience as an internal and external coach to industries such as healthcare, biotech, banking, oil & gas, and telecommunications. Accomplishments also include working with organizations and individuals through Personal Change Management during mergers and reorganizations. She has facilitated cultural transformations in organizations by gathering and compiling audit data, conducting feedback sessions, and creating the desired culture by developing a vision, utilizing mind mapping, and communication planning.
Karen earned a Master’s Degree in Communication from California State University Northridge following her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Long Beach. Additionally, Karen is a Certified Coach through the Hudson Institute of Coaching and is credentialed by the International Coaching Federation, PCC. She has a strong commitment to her professional and personal development and is delighted to share what she is currently learning with her clients.