About Karen

Career Coach, Karen Collins

Hello! My name is Karen. I am a mom, wife, sister, and daughter. I am a serial non-profit board member and a career coach. I seek deep connection and vulnerability with others.

As your career coach, I will help you find professional joy by understanding your values, your natural strengths and what you want to offer this world. I desire to offer you authentic, focused, and intentional guidance that empowers bold decisions in achieving your professional goals. How do you know you are ready to work with me?

  • Do you desire personal and professional alignment without sacrifice in either priority?
  • Do you feel unsatisfied professionally but aren’t sure what to do about it?
  • Do you want to take your existing career to the next level but aren’t sure how to drive change?
  • Do you struggle with “imposter syndrome” and know that fear is preventing you from your potential?
  • Do you desire a career change but feel stuck in how to move forward?

If you are interested in exploring any or all of these ponderings to find what’s next in your professional journey, I am ready to chat. If you desire a sincere, authentic, and graceful partner as your career coach to help you find true joy and prosperity professionally, contact me today to start your journey! Your first discovery call is free!

a little more detail.

Professional: Most of my career has been in the consulting world supporting non-profit and corporate executives in strategic planning as well as employee and client engagement and retention efforts. I’ve worked for large, publicly traded corporations and start-ups grasping to make payroll.

Along the way, I developed a unique strength and passion for building connection with people. Supporting mission-minded non-profit organizations is inspiring and so is driving company growth, and the way I have found to do this most effectively is through teaching and offering servant leadership and encouraging conscious capitalism at every level of a project, campaign and organization. Sitting in meetings where we discuss how to drive project and company vision, we must pivot our focus to the people. By understanding the individual people – their core values, their passions, their motivations – we can determine what success looks like for them and that will drive the success of projects and organizations. The people.

This opened up opportunities for me to offer 1:1 coaching to those around me. The person in a role that did not align with their values or strengths, the colleague struggling to be their own champion to achieve a well-deserved promotion, or the client who desperately wanted a change but feared their skillset wouldn’t translate out of their current organization. This is what brings me joy ~ understanding individual values and how to make them the centerpiece of one’s professional life to see people thrive in their professional career.

Did those examples sound familiar?

  • 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?
  • Do you have a vision of what you could do or who you could be and just not sure how to get started?
  • Love your profession and want to maximize opportunities for advancement?

I am ready to chat! If you desire a sincere, authentic, and graceful partner to help you find true joy and prosperity professionally, contact me today to start your journey! Again, your first discovery call is free!

Our family in Cabo, Mexico celebrating my dad's retirement in 2019!

Personal: My husband and I live in Denver, CO with our two daughters. I am filled up by deep conversations, creative outlets, new experiences and the outdoors.

We moved to Denver in 2016 after spending a decade at the beach on the east coast. As a family, we spend as much time as possible hiking, camping, off-roading + enjoying Denver and the mountain towns of Colorado. If we are not in Colorado, we are jet-setting around the world visiting friends and family. We desire to raise compassionate, curious, and kind young women who enjoy seeking new experiences and learning from all the world has to offer. From the simplicity of camping life to the hustle and bustle of cities all over the world, we are always looking for adventure!

During “free” time, I enjoy reading, painting, finishing an outdoor run if it’s above 50* (working on falling back in love with the actual run), kickboxing, and listening to other’s ideas about the world (current list: Brene Brown, Tim Ferris, Hal Elrod, and Kris Plachy). My biggest struggle: allowing myself to take the needed personal time to refill my own cup so I can show up with my whole heart and mind for family, friends and clients.

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