"Karen came on board to help Picsolve with delivery of a deceptively complex project – Rolling out new HR technology across the global Picsolve portfolio. Karen’s experience meant she quickly identified the challenges that included: language barriers, integration with existing systems, operational change management and of course benefit realisation. Over the course of 12 months Karen combined her exceptional project management skills, operational nous and natural problem-solving abilities to keep everything on track. We now have sites in 11 countries across Europe, USA and Asia using standardised systems to plan, manage, optimise and pay our retail employees that is delivering YoY productivity improvements – Thank you Karen! Robert Cowell -Managing Director"
"I can't recommend Karen highly enough. As a coach, she quickly understood my personality, my skills and my shortcomings! She is intuitive and direct so there's no messing around, when time and money are tight she was able to get to the nub of any problems really quickly. As a result of working with Karen I am able to see "the wood for the trees" and have been able to work through some personal as well as professional issues with quite dramatic effect! I am looking forward to working with Karen in the future as I see this relationship as time and money well spent. I'd recommend her work to anyone on your team, regardless of level or experience. Sue Davison (Educator / Director of Foundation Futures"
"Karen and I worked closely together for a year on the Rotaready implementation at Picsolve. Karen is an outstanding leader, has infectious enthusiasm, is personable and quickly built great and lasting relationships with the internal and external project team. She's driven, highly effective in making change stick and was instrumental in the successful delivery of the project. Her diligence and eye for detail contribute to her first class project management. All of us at Rotaready very much hope to have the chance to work with Karen again" Jamie Harvey - Co Founder - Rotaready
"Karen puts the person first to build great relationships with her team, colleagues, peers and stakeholders. She genuinely cares about people and clearly takes real pride in what she delivers. Karen has an ability to see the true cause of a problem and aid it's solving by creating a step by step plan that is efficient and effective to get the solution in action. In her role in a complex project that was a major progressive step for the company we worked in together, Karen led the implementation team from action planning to gain Board buy in and sign off, to the teams in stores having to drive the operational change. Karen is tenacious, passionate about what she does in every respect and delivers, all the while being genuinely personable. Karen is an asset to any business, team or individual looking for someone to trust in to help them move forwards" Tory Smith
"Karen is a highly driven, highly personable high achiever and has a rare ability to see practical solutions in complex situations. Great to work with someone so passionate about the business and the people who make it real" Richard Houlton Marketing & Digital Director
"As a Coach Karen has excelled in understanding my needs and what I needed to improve for me to further develop my career goals and personal development. In our 1st session alone Karen would ask probing questions to get me to give her the answers. Her technique and style made me feel so comfortable, it was like talking to someone I had known for years. What I really found useful was Karen would give me an overview of the session towards the end highlighting the key points, what I had said, our key discussions, and also the work I needed to do to help myself further. Having worked with Karen I now have a clear understanding of what I need to do to reach the next level in my career and how I can become an executive leader. I couldn’t recommend Karen highly enough" Jason Ede - Retail Director