Karin brings a wealth of deep industry knowledge and strategy experience that enriched our discussions regarding strategic choices. Karin has consistently pushed our thinking by challenging 'sacred cows', and painting a vivid picture of alternatives through examples from multiple industries. Karin is an excellent listener and is able to build on ideas rather than trying to impose her own thinking on others. She is also very facile in helping to break down complex issues into critical issues that need resolution in order to make a meaningful difference, a critical skill in developing good strategy. I would definitely recommend Karin as a consulting partner."
— SVP Strategy and Corporate Development - Life Science Tools
I have for the last five years used Karin as an integral partner in the process of developing the long-term strategy document which informs our operational decisions over a three- to five-year horizon. At every stage in the process, her challenge to sharpen my focus, improve my clarity, and express how value is created has become an essential part of strategy development. The unique value I get from Karin in this process is her supportive objectivity – providing robust and necessary challenge to overly invested thinking, but doing so in a way that helps you get better, grow, and improve the end product. Simply put, Karin’s involvement has significantly improved our strategy development."
– VP / General Manager - Life Science Tools
It's been an absolute pleasure to work with Karin through our strategic planning process. At a key inflection point for the organization, Karin was precisely the guide we needed - given her background and expertise in life sciences, along with her strength as a facilitator and coach - she delivered way beyond our expectations. The mark of her work lives on in the organization and we'll continue to leverage her expertise in our journey forward."
– CHRO - Medical Device
Karin is a master to work with. Her process of strategy development enabled me the space needed to work through the key drivers and questions to distill the strategy of the commercial operations while gaining clarity and insights. Karin’s talent is using her many years of experience in strategy development coupled with her keen sense of intuition to help guide and shape the process. Her strategy coaching and method is calm, creative and empowering and has been invaluable for me. Many take-aways for me to apply to the business and my team."
– VP Commercial Operations - Life Sciences Contract Manufacturing
Karin is the real deal....best facilitated “Strat Planning” ever....Karin understands the subject matter, has the toughness to run a meeting, and she is one of the truly great leaders. In coaching and as a facilitator, Karin is on the top of her game."
– Chief Commercial Officer - Life Science Tools
Karin’s empathy, listening skills and extensive executive experience make her a powerful change agent for people seeking to improve their effectiveness in both a work but also personal setting. I would definitely recommend Karin as an executive coach."
— SVP Strategy and Corporate Development
Karin has a great way of asking questions that don’t give answers, but lead people to providing more depth to their thinking."
— SVP HR
Karin’s guidance greatly improved my ability to effectively communicate in the challenging and dynamic interactions that define an executive leadership environment. Karin’s focus on the internal processing of emotionally loaded stimuli teaches clients how to consistently deliver effective and appropriate output in the most difficult, and often high-stakes scenarios. Karin’s deep understanding of her clients and their needs allows her to deliver laser-targeted coaching directives that are perfectly relevant and highly impactful without being unnecessarily burdensome or tedious."
— VP Sales
Her insights are invaluable when she holds up the mirror and helps you see your true reflection in a safe, supported manner."
— VP Marketing
Karin helped me identify behaviors needing change including my tendency to self-solve problems and hesitance to concede on financial related matters. Never having served in a CFO position before, I possessed some insecurities that Karin's coaching helped me overcome. I learned tools during our sessions that enabled more awareness of my behaviors. I learned to listen and influence through emotion (in addition my usual math and logic approach) and I learned to engage others in problem solving."
— CFO, university, transitioning from role as controller
Karin’s ability to un-pack the challenge with me (not for me), really helped me to unlock my potential and gain confidence in my strategic ability."
— Director Marketing