Karen Banks, CPC

Executive Career Coach & “Super Connector”
Founder & CEO

Over the course of 30 years, I’ve seen it all. I’ve been part of a reduction in force; persevered through leadership change; navigated my way through mergers; learned how to endure a variety of executive management styles — and yes, I’ve been fired. I’ll admit, initially, these experiences left me immobilized. Maybe you know the feeling, and in that case, I’m so glad you found us — because our team knows how to help you get “unstuck.” Once we get you onto a rewarding path, we will be the accountability partner who is always by your side.

So what did my path involve? With each new challenge, I figured out how to identify the opportunity before me. When I was emotionally ready, I considered where I would head next and, in the process, I honed my ability to constantly evolve. Midway into my career, I made a life-changing decision that became my professional pivot point: I discovered my most fulfilling path. For me, that path is the life of an entrepreneur. Making my goal of entrepreneurship the center of every decision has kept me pointed in the right direction for more than 18 years. When challenges have come my way — the .com bust in 2001, 9/11, the 2008 recession — I knew what was negotiable and what was not, which made constantly evolving a clearer, more comfortable process.

With each new evolution I’ve made, I’ve gathered the skills and resources to help my clients become change agents in their own lives. After decades in the recruiting business, working with the top hedge funds, financial services firms and other industries, we have the connections, the coaching experience, and the inside track that will get you in the door.

Kathy Berrie, CPC

Certified Executive & Leadership Coach
Co-Founder & President

Kathy Berrie is an Executive and Leadership coach who partners with rising as well as top-level executives and management teams to develop personal leadership traits as well as improve teamwork and efficiencies. During her progressive 20+ year career in HR with small and Fortune 100 companies, Kathy was consistently recognized for exemplary leadership skills, building consensus among decision-makers, and driving critical change.

Kathy has proven vital to positioning organizations as industry-recognized players by developing strong partnerships with senior management and continuously introducing best practices and improvements. She has introduced multiple enhancements in the areas of learning, leadership, recruiting, compensation, performance management, and employee relations.

In addition to her extensive HR experience, Kathy is a trained Leadership and Executive coach. This is where her true passion lies. Kathy has had training in numerous leadership programs and is certified in several assessment techniques. She has had speaking presentations for the Society for Human Resources Management and at IQPC’s HR Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit.

Kathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Scranton and has been certified as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the Center for Coaching Certification, approved through the International Coach Federation. She also received a certificate from the University of Virginia’s Darden business school in Human Resources Strategies.

The path to happiness at work is different for each and every one of us. Our team will help you discover a meaningful career that will ignite the fire that drives you forward.
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