Coaching

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

As an experienced executive, I understand the challenges women face in tech companies. As someone who has been a start-up CEO and has led shared software services groups in larger companies, I have strategies for simplifying pitches, managing stakeholders, improving employee engagement, and driving change across an organization. As a working parent, I know how difficult it can be to balance everything.

I have coached hundreds of women, and a few men, to become stronger leaders. My clients include Adobe Systems, AdRoll, Atlassian, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, eBay, Intel, Pinterest, Salesforce.com, Teespring, and Twilio,  as well as individuals who invest in their personal career growth.

I learned quite a lot from Karen in a short period. Because of her coaching, I am a stronger leader for the team that I manage, which resulted in higher productivity and team spirit. I am more confident when interacting with cross-functional groups and am able to speak up when things aren't right. As a result, I am a more respected member of the group and earned trust from upper management. I have also built a stronger network to support me and can more effectively influence others. Each time we met, Karen gave me interesting feedback and actionable suggestions to incorporate into my day-to-day life. In addition, she offered me a number of career advice that I really appreciate. I highly recommend her leadership coaching program. Sylvia Fong, Cancer Biologist, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

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, Site Reliability Engineering Manager, Dropbox

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

Using a unique blend of mentoring and coaching, I listen to my clients’ concerns, share my experience, and help them with practical, actionable advice. My packages include:

Six-month leadership coaching program, with an assessment and regular 1-hour meetings where we create and work through a customized leadership development plan.

 I just finished a course of leadership training with Karen and it was fantastic – empowering, insightful, educational, beneficial and fun. I am using these tools every day, referring to them regularly, and finding that they greatly and positively impact how I handle my work. Hire her now. Marisa Lenhardt, Program Manager, Creative Technologies Lab and Disruptive Innovation Group, Adobe Systems Inc

I'm an experienced technical operations leader who works in a fast-paced fulfillment organization. I was looking for a leadership coach to help me develop skills to better scale with the growth of the business without simply working more hours every week. And I'm glad I found Karen Catlin. She helped me improve my delegation skills, which allowed me to spend more time on strategic initiatives with a larger business impact. She helped me be more transparent with my thought process and use inquiry to uncover potential issues in projects. She also helped me more effectively advocate for myself by conveying the high-level impact of my work. Karen leverages her extensive experience as a tech executive to help her clients become stronger leaders. I left each session inspired and armed with practical next steps. Her coaching program works.Sharon Burt, Director of Product Management, Operations and Fulfillment, Teespring

On-demand coaching, a pay-as-you-go program to help you through a career transition period.

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

Contact me for more information.

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