About Empowerlead


As your leadership coach, I want to empower you to turn “one day” into “day one” and prioritize your professional dreams, own your power of choice and embrace the full experience life offers. There’s only one true you so let’s find out how that person can show up in all facets of your life. You have so much potential (you know that, I know that) and sometimes you need a hand in navigating how to make your desired impact. I am offering that hand to you.

Listen to Karen being interviewed by Noomii, the professional coach directory:

Before spreading your wings in a way that feels inspiring to you, it is important to understand what inspires you. As your leadership coach, you will have my undivided attention, guidance and support. We focus on you as a whole person: values, goals, balance, fulfillment and life purpose. We will extend your reach to step into the boldest version of yourself and your professional life.

Here are my guiding principles in building Empowerlead:

To help you identify what brings you joy and align that with your natural strengths to empower bold decisions in achieving your professional goals. As your leadership coach, I will open avenues of creative thinking and possibilities that are outside the standard process to help you expand your current career or pivot careers to find your most fulfilling life.

My coaching philosophy centers around skills that help deepen learning and forward action to live life on purpose. As the client, you will focus on learning and action and as your coach, I will focus on deepen and forward. 

When appropriate, I will use my network, resources and experiences to make and suggest connections to others who are working in similar fields or have similar mindsets and values to increase the 1:1 connectivity of people in the workforce.

Watch Healthy Women Leaders founder Kalia Garrido interview Karen about unlocking professional potential:

Karen skillfully guided me to dig in deep, reclaim my authentic voice and ultimately feel more powerful in all aspects of my life. Specifically, Karen listened carefully to my sticking points and offered thoughtful, creative solutions that I couldn’t have come up with myself. When I felt I had done all that was possible in certain situations, Karen offered additional (sometimes uncomfortable) suggestions that opened additional doors I hadn’t considered.

~ Georgina, Art Curator / Consultant

Are you at the point professionally where you desire change to find more meaning or purpose in how you’re impacting the world? Do you feel stuck in how to move but know you are ready for a change? I want to help!

The assumption of positive intent is the willingness to assume the best in people.

Brene Brown

You do not just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process.

Rupi Kaur

Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan.

Winston Churchill