In her 30-year career Karen has built successful companies, supported civil society organisations to transform entrenched cultural norms, advised business leaders and led development programmes around the world. From her beginnings in health and wellbeing, Karen co-founded and built an $8.5m alternative healthcare enterprise in Australia. A kitchen tabletop to global business success story, whose products and programmes touched the lives of thousands of women in five countries. She has authored 6 books selling over 1/2million copies. In 1999 she was a finalist in the Australian Business Woman of the Year Award.
In 2003 Karen moved to London and has since worked as a business consultant, designing and leading executive development programmes in global corporates in some of the toughest industries; Intel, BHP Billiton, BP, Talisman, Intel, Save the Children and Unilever. She brings an unparalleled breadth of experience in bridging the diversity gap and confronting the issues corporates are now dealing with in the VUCA world. She brings her expertise and hands on experience to transform the outdated ways of working in organisations in service to human flourishing and business prosperity.
As a student of the social sciences and a social change agent Karen also worked to transform the subjugation and marginalisation of women by leading Vision Commitment and Action programmes at grassroots level in India and Bangladesh.
Karen is a serious road cyclist, a source of her resilience, inspiration and mastery in teaching others in how to breakthrough constraints and barriers to fulfill their potential. In 2012 Karen founded The Flourish Initiative.