Karen is a transformation & Leadership Mindset Coach and is Founder and Managing Director of ORCHID LEADERSHIP Coaching & Consultancy Ltd. With nearing 30 years of international leadership roles and start-up projects predominantly in Africa and Asia in the international education and transformative fieldwork environment, she is strategically positioned to partner with international clients in the corporate and education sectors to empower clients to take back control, and to move forward in their leadership, developmental, career, and personal pathways. Karen is a Credentialed ICF [International Coaching Federation] Professional Leadership Coach (ACC) and is a Certified NLP and Time Line Therapy Master Practitioner, Leadership Coach & Consultant, with company membership and affiliation with BMCC [British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce]. Having proven success in project management, strategic planning, training facilitation, policy design and implementation, as well as nurturing company and stakeholder vision and ethos towards developing company culture and global vision, and empowering aspiring leaders to recognize their true worth, Karen is well situated to support clients towards growth, mental strength and capacity enhancement as well as enrichment towards successful business as well as personal success. Karen partners with individuals, groups and organizations to clear away the barriers to gain clarity, whilst empowering clients to take control of their aspirations to build success.
What inspires you?
The Power of Coaching in Education Thinking Outside the Box – to Innovation Powerful Transformative Silences The Bravery to Work Outside The Comfort Zone Creative Thinkers Bold Visionaries
What relationship has been most influential in your life?
My late father has always played an influential role in my life. He was an innate enabler, who empowered and encouraged through simple words and questions and even through empowering silences, which gave me my voice and an acknowledgement of my authentic self. He taught me not to fear dreaming big or beyond my comfort zone, encouraged me from a young age that we can embrace our mistakes and learn from them. He typified quiet leadership, and I will forever be grateful to him for his holistic influences that I absorbed at a young age before his passing.
What’s on your bookshelf?
Quiet Leadership, David Rock
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith
Start With Why, Simon Sinek
Coach the Person Not The Problem, Marcia Reynolds
Fierce Conversations, Susan Scott
Leading Change, John P Kotter
A Sense of Urgency, John P Kotter
Deep Learning, Michael Fullan, Joanne Quinn, Joanne McEachen