Karen is an Executive and Leadership Coach based in the Bay Area and Singapore. She works with clients to achieve successful leadership transitions, create new professional futures, build their personal brands and improve relationships that matter to them. While strongly focused on clients' goals and desired outcomes, Karen's coaching is not transactional: it aims at deep, personal transformation. Her coaching will help you take yourself out of the box, and see things in completely fresh ways. In turn, it requires your commitment to explore, learn and act.
An experienced leader in the Singapore Public Service, Karen is concurrently a Director in Singapore's Smart Nation team, which uses technology to improve the lives of Singaporeans. A globally sought-after speaker on topics at the intersection of technology, policy, and Government, Karen also holds an appointment as start-up advisor and Faculty at Singularity University, where she works with executives on how emerging technology will transform their organizations. She is also founder and editor of www.techandpublicgood.com, a community of writers who want to see technology utilized for maximum public benefit. Her articles have been re-published globally.
Currently based in the Bay Area, Karen spends significant time in the US and Singapore and has clients and engagements globally. She is wife to a Statistics PhD student @ Stanford, and mom to a toddler.
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Executive and life Coaching
Want to achieve clarity before making a major decision? Overhaul your professional image or make a career transition? Strengthen your leadership proposition?
Karen will work with you to achieve your goals in a way that is congruent with who you are and what you believe.
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Workshops and lectures
Karen lectures and runs workshops in two areas:
Firstly, preparing businesses and cities for the impact of emerging technology such as IOT, AI and Autonomous Vehicles. Karen has spoken at the World Bank, CES, SXSW and dozens of global platforms.
She also runs workshops for middle managers in the areas of coaching and leadership development. Her clients range from Series B-D start-ups to Government organizations. Topics covered include: when to coach vs when to teach; fundamentals of a coaching conversation; difficult conversations and feedback; expanding leadership flexibility.