Karen Schulz - Director

Karen’s experience in cultural transformation and business performance is grounded in over 20 years of proven performance working as a senior leader, executive coach, consultant, facilitator, university lecturer and cultural and strategic transformation change agent.  She works nationally and Internationally with Boards, Executives, Senior Leaders, Middle Managers and Employees across t transport, retail, research, utilities, education, aviation and finance industries as well as the government, non-government and not for profit sectors.

Karen brings a balance between strategic cultural diagnostics and program development and an ability to partner with the business to provide sustainable and practical implementation of cultural transformation programs, business and people performance initiatives along with leadership coaching.  Karen’s natural style has enabled Karen to design practical and business suitable programs implemented through customised approaches designed to build internal capability, ownership and deliver sustained benefits for people and the organisation.

As an experienced Executive and Leadership coach with up to 2500 coaching hours, Karen has a proven track record of effectively supporting leaders to rapidly identify and understand underlying mindsets, beliefs and behaviours and supports them to make significant behavioural shifts.  As a neuro coach, Karen utilises the results based coaching system drawing from the heart of neuroscience and incorporating the study of change, systems theory, learning theory and positive psychology. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Brain Based Coaching, NeuroLeadership Institute (2018)

  • Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (2016)

  • Professional Development Certificate in Coaching Practice. Institute of Coaching & Consulting Psychology (2009) Sydney University

  • Senior Consultant: Walking the Talk (Global Cultural Transformation Organisation)

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Central Queensland University (1993)

  • Life and Success Coach (2016)

Memberships

  • ICF member

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • Women on Boards

  • Institute of Managers and Leaders

Highlights

  • Karen’s experience is grounded in 25 years of proven performance working as a Corporate Senior Leader, Executive Coach, Management Consultant, University Lecturer and Strategic Business Transformational Change Agent.

  • Partners with Boards and Executives to align business strategy, culture, leadership development, structure and performance with business outcomes.

  • Experienced executive and leadership coach (2500 hours) to Board Members, CEOs, Executives through to Emerging leaders, accredited in leading edge 360-degree leadership feedback diagnostic tools such as The Leadership Circle and LSI

  • Development and delivery of customised Leadership development programs utilising world class frameworks, a mix of customised individual and collective leadership interventions which rapidly build leadership awareness and capability for Board Members, CEO’s through to front line managers.

  • Design and implementation of measurable cultural transformation programs with demonstrable employee engagement (90% and above in all engagements) and positive shifts in cultural.

  • Strategic change management specialist providing behavioural change, supporting leaders to lead change, building change resilience and managing program level change impacts.