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Karen Bowen

Manager Know How

With over 25 years’ experience in leadership, learning and organizational development; Karen supports organizations and teams through comprehensive leadership curriculums and interventional organizational development services.  Karen holds a BA in English, a Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education, and a Masters in Leadership through Royal Roads University. Karen’s certifications in Emotional Intelligence, Graphic Facilitation, Barry Oshry’s Power and Systems, Gervase Bushe’s Clear Leadership, Human Systems Dynamics and the Myers Briggs Type Inventory allow her to deliver innovative leadership learning programs and powerful organizational interventions. 

Karen is conscious about the values guiding her work and focuses on achieving real results through learning, people and culture; a very complex balancing act. Translating a somewhat mysterious world of personal and organizational values, leadership skills, team dynamics, and culture change into metrics, measurable trends, concrete strategy and practical objectives is a unique skill that Karen brings to her work.

Karen has a foundational belief that we are accountable for our experience and empowered in the choices we make.  Karen’s role in development is one of planner, designer, facilitator, teacher and coach – guiding individuals and teams through a process of exploration that results in tangible, effective behavior and culture change.  Providing space to hear every voice, honoring all experiences, and designing processes and interventions that foster trust are principles that underpin Karen’s practice. She is a trusted partner with leadership teams in building clear pathways for positive innovation and change.

Also recognized for her values-based strategic planning approach, Karen has worked with a diverse business field from front-line employees to mid and executive level leaders.  A passionate outdoor enthusiast and athlete as well as a practicing fitness and yoga instructor; Karen practices a holistic approach to life and leadership. Incorporating mindfulness, intention and conscious choice into solid leadership and organizational system theories ensures sustainable and achievable results.