Leadership Coaching

Are you looking for a coach to help you grow your leadership skills in the tech industry?

As a former software engineer and an experienced executive, I understand both the thrill and the complexity of working in tech. I have strategies for increasing visibility, learning to be more strategic, rebranding yourself, becoming more confident, managing stakeholders, increasing employee engagement, and driving change across an organization.

For clients who want to improve communication skills, I draw on best practices from my book, “Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking.” I can help you hone messages and deliver them confidently, whether in a 1-on-1, at a team meeting, or on stage at an industry event.

I’ve coached hundreds of clients to become stronger leaders, and I’d like to help you next.


Starter Coaching Package
3 remote sessions : New clients only

During three 60 minute video meetings, we tackle your needs and identify actionable next steps.

Who’s it for? New clients with pressing needs. I’m here to to help you move forward with a job search, hit the ground running with a career transition, prep for an upcoming presentation, or handle a challenging situation. Reach out to schedule an introductory call to figure out if this package is for you.

Regular Coaching Package
Assessment, 8 remote sessions, complimentary follow up call

Starting out, we assess your strengths and your goals for coaching. During eight 60 minute video meetings, we discuss top-of-mind concerns and make progress on achieving your goals. Plus I hold you accountable so that you move forward.

Who’s it for? Individuals paying out-of-pocket or through their company’s professional development budget. Contact me to learn more.

Executive Coaching Package
360 Assessment, six months of in-person sessions, check-ins with stakeholders

I also offer in-person coaching for clients located in the San Francisco Bay Area. This package starts with a comprehensive evaluation of current strengths and areas to grow, and includes bi-weekly meetings and guidance from stakeholders.

Who’s it for? Companies who are investing in their employees’ leadership and career growth. Read about my executive package here.


Individuals across the tech industry hire me to help them reach their career goals. They work for startups, unicorns, and established companies. As one of my clients said, “I invest in a trainer at the gym, and now I want to invest in a coach for my career.” Right on!

Karen is an awesome coach. I take her advice and deliver on it. It always works out great. I am so happy to have Karen in my corner! Tammy Butow, Engineering Manager

After 10+ years navigating my career in

I can’t say enough good things about how much Karen’s leadership coaching has helped me up my game. Because of her coaching, I am now more confident standing my ground and voicing alternative viewpoints in a productive way. The leadership team in my office has taken note, and I've received very positive feedback on my improved communication and management skills. I’m also trusting my instincts more, which is impacting the overall effectiveness of my group. I highly recommend her as a leadership coach! Bernadette Forward, Customer Success Manager, Funding Gates

When I started at my company, I worked with Karen to help ensure my first 90 days were successful. Because of her coaching, I developed ties with business leaders across the company and revamped my team's goals and metrics to be closely aligned with their needs. Karen helped me to think strategically about my team's impact, which has made all the difference. I highly recommend her. J.G., Director of Performance Engineering

Karen helped me develop critical leadership skills during the 6 months we worked together. For example, she taught me how to use Impact Statements to describe my work in a way that aligned with my company's strategic goals. As a result, I developed a stronger understanding of our business initiatives, and I was able to position myself as someone who makes an impact. Career doors are now opening for me because of Karen's coaching. F.A., Product Developer