Karen has over 15 years of experience helping organizations generate insights and implement practical solutions that lead to sustainable success. With a strong focus on impact and results, Karen has partnered with leaders at over 30 organizations to pursue growth opportunities, clarify or execute new business strategies, and ensure the workforce is aligned, agile, and capable of doing its part to ensure the organization’s success. She particularly enjoys the challenge of diagnosing and solving business problems that transcend national borders and are multicultural in nature.
Prior to joining Axiom Consulting Partners in 2008, Karen was a Senior Consultant with Sibson Consulting where she worked with a variety of clients to maximize the return on their human capital investments. Karen has also held positions at Bank of America, UBS, and Fidelity Investments, and, in 2011, co-founded Taunina – a company that uses the power of business to solve social problems in South Africa.
Karen has spoken on the topic of strategic workforce planning to a variety of audiences, including The Conference Board and the Society for Human Resources Management. She has also published articles on the topic in Research and Technology Management, HR Executive, and CUPA Journal.
Karen earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program through the NYU Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the HEC School of Management in Paris. She also earned two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — one in Business Administration and one in French — and studied at the Université Paul Valèry in Montpellier, France. She is fluent in Portuguese and French.
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Having grown up in a multi-cultural family, I have a passion for international travel and truly enjoy being around people whose mindsets, values and perspectives are different from my own. I get energy from being in environments where I am exposed to multiple ways of accomplishing the same results, where my beliefs are constantly tested, and where my thinking and most fundamental assumptions are challenged. Regardless of where I go, I always strive to bring back something new that can be readily applied to my personal and professional life.