BComm, CCP, CBP, CEC, ACC – Senior Consultant

Karen is a senior strategic Human Resources Professional with specialist expertise in Total Rewards, Career Management, Executive Coaching, Performance and HR Management. Karen is a graduate of Dalhousie University. She is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation. She is a former Chartered Professional in Human Resource (CPHR), has a “Certified Compensation Professional Designation” (CCP) and a “Certified Benefits Professional Designation” (CBP). She is a past member of the faculty for WorldatWork and has held numerous board positions within the organization. Karen graduated in 2017 with a Graduate Certificate Executive Coaching Program at Royal Roads University. Until recently, Karen served on the Board of Alice House as Co-Chair and also on the Board of CPHR NS for 6 years.

She has spoken on HR Management, Total Rewards and Career Management on several occasions, both locally and nationally. Karen has spent close to 20 years providing consulting expertise to a variety of clients in both the public and private sector. Prior to this, she spent several years in a senior HR leadership role managing Human Resources for a global organization as their head of Human Resources and brings a wealth of “hands on” experience to her clients.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Trainer, DiSC – Dimensions of Behavior
  • Certified Trainer, Stress Map
  • Certified Evaluator, Predictive Index Assessment


  • Total Compensation Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • HR Strategy & Workforce Planning
  • Performance Management & Employee Engagement
  • Talent Acquisition & Development
  • Policy Development & Compliance
  • Executive Coaching
  • Career Transition


  • Bachelor of Commerce – Major in HR and Marketing – Dalhousie University


Karen enjoys sailing, boating, golfing, and travelling. She has recently become a “new” grandmother and is loving it. She also enjoys her property outside of Mahone Bay overlooking the Bay.