• Europe
Area of expertise
  • Developing Leaders
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  • Working Parents

Coaching Style

Karen is committed to the development of people at work and has comprehensive leadership development and coaching experience. She leverages a Positive psychology approach to enable positive change for people at work. Karen combines psychological rigor and insight alongside pragmatism to support others to achieve their goals. Throughout her 25 year career history Karen has engaged in consulting and coaching assignments across both public and private sector organisations, in a wide variety of roles and geographies.

Coaching Specialisms

Karen works with her clients in a variety of ways. Her areas of specialism include:

  • One to one leadership coaching at a senior level
  • Transition or career coaching
  • Team facilitation and development
  • Parental Transition Coaching
  • Leadership Development

Training Qualifications

  • Registered Psychologist with NSW Health Australia
  • Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland
  • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society
  • MSc Occupational Psychology, Queens University Belfast
  • BA Hons Psychology, Queens University Belfast
  • Member of the Association for Coaching
  • BPS Level A & B Psychometrics Qualified
  • Accredited in SHL suite of ability, personality and motivation tools, 360 and assessment simulation material
  • OPP – MBTI
  • Saville Consulting – Wave
  • 16pf
  • GLWS (Global Leadership Wellbeing survey)
  • Dimensions Talent Q
  • LVI – leadership versality 360 too – Karen also utilises other 360 profiling tools as appropriate
  • Hogan user


Her experience has covered a wide range of sectors including services, law, financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, charities and healthcare.


"The six sessions I had with my ECC Coach changed my perspective of coaching. I was initially uncertain (and possibly sceptical) about the benefits of coaching but my coach read me very well and knew when to coax a response out from me by being encouraging and when to firmly push me to see the benefits of reframing some of my previously held positions."

Head of Legal, International Property Group

"Both from my personal experience of ECC’s approach, and from seeing the impact on our company I can particularly recommend their pragmatic approach and their insight into our collective and individual needs."

Senior Leader, Commercial Property Management and Investment Company

"The team is a pleasure to work with, consistently bringing expert advice and guidance, energy and professionalism to the partnership."

Diversity and Inclusion Executive, Multinational Investment Bank

"The coaches at ECC are commercial, pragmatic and highly focused. The coaching they provide on an individual basis has given valuable insight and helped our senior executives to gain greater perspective in terms of managing relationships, prioritising, strategic thinking, influencing and confidence."

Senior Leader, Multinational Retailing Company

"I found my ECC coaching sessions incredibly valuable - for the unique and necessary space I was seeking as a sole proprietor to feel heard, understood and connected to a peer in business. My coaching experience provided a safe space where I could be the real me, and provided a relationship I could truly trust. Thank you ECC."

Manager, Creative Retail Agency