Supporting career Success


Hi! I’m Karen. It’s been my privilege for many years to work with early-career professionals and students as they discover their strengths and explore career direction. I have witnessed transformations as formerly tentative job seekers step into their dream jobs and find personal success as valued contributors and leaders.

The job search process can be overwhelming. I have seen in myself and in others that the attributes that make excellent students often differ from the skills needed as job seekers, team members, and leaders. My experience and collaborative coaching skills combine with customized support to offer my clients a unique edge to gain self-awareness and achieve goals.

I interviewed, hired, and led individuals for almost thirty years, from interns to seasoned professionals. As an engineer and leader in a Fortune 50 company, I coached my direct reports and others on career development plans and helped coordinate and explore options for their subsequent assignments. Since retiring, I became a certified Career and Leadership Coach to focus on my favorite aspect of that rewarding career. I love seeing my clients succeed!

As a former hiring manager, I know what employers seek in candidates and what can help set you apart. By keeping up with the latest innovations, I help clients navigate the ever-evolving job search process, including resumes, LinkedIn profiles, networking, interviewing, and job search strategy.

I can help you bridge the gap between school and the workplace as you clarify your career direction. Whatever your current professional challenges are, I’m here to help you create opportunities and solutions that align your life and work with your values and goals.

Coaching Training and Certifications

I’m a member and Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, a graduate of the Rice University CoachRICE Leadership Coaching Certification program, and a Certified Career Coach and Resume Writer through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. I’m also a Certified Coach for EQi emotional intelligence assessment.

Previous Professional Background

My background includes:

  • Almost 30 years in a variety of technical and leadership roles for a Fortune 100 company
  • Many years of recruiting, interviewing, hiring and leading new graduates as well as experienced professionals
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Auburn University
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Florida
  • Professional Engineering License
  • A passion for working with people to uncover their strengths and best fits for assignments professionally!

Client Success exampleS

“I have wonderful news!  The interview was a success and I’ve gotten the job offer.  I have already started in the process of getting on board.  Thank you so much for all your help in making this happen”

Sarah B, Computer Science graduate

“I cannot express to you how happy we are about our son’s job offer! We are over the moon and so thankful!  He says you made him feel much more confident and at ease with the whole interview process. You also made me feel so much more comfortable about the process, so I didn’t drive him crazy with suggestions.  You were a true answer to prayer!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

 – Melissa A, parent of graduating accounting major

“I think that Karen is an amazing coach! She provided a lot of helpful support during the job search process and after starting my new job. She helped me gain insight during each session, including a reminder that I have what it takes to achieve my goals. I am often in need of motivation, so these meetings helped me regain focus for my current/future goals. Best coach ever!”

 – Daniel Alvarez, Associate Electrical Engineer