Karen Goldschmidt
Sydney

Karen is an associate of IECL and an experienced coach, facilitator and organisational development professional. She has worked with senior leaders and executive level managers in a range of industries including insurance, IT, property and health services, throughout Asia-Pacific.

 

Areas of Expertise

 

  • Leadership coaching
  • Coach training
  • High performance teaming
  • Behavioural change
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Organisational culture change

 

 

Overview

 

Karen is an associate of IECL and an experienced coach, facilitator and organisational development professional. She has worked with senior leaders and executive level managers in a range of industries including insurance, IT, property and health services, throughout Asia-Pacific. She is passionate about empowering others and developing coaching capability in leaders. As a coach and facilitator she draws on her international experience, generalist human resources background, and expertise in organisational and personal transformation.

 

Background

 

Karen has a strong business development and leadership background having held management and director positions in Hong Kong and more recently working as a strategic business partner focusing on organisational development for a large multinational organisation based in Sydney. These roles required challenging leadership styles and driving engagement in order to deliver on major transformational change.

 

Approach

 

Karen takes a consultative and solution focused approach to coaching. She uses her knowledge of NLP to assist clients in reframing situations to create effective outcomes and personal transformation. Karen views each coaching engagement as unique and as such will adapt her style to fit the specific needs of the individual.

 

Clients are encouraged to build awareness around their leadership style and gain insights into personal strengths as well as potential barriers to success. Through supportive and challenging coaching sessions clients are empowered to make courageous choices and find the determination to bring them to fruition.

 

 

Qualifications and Memberships

 

  • Accredited Organisational Coach, Level Three, IECL
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation
  • Masters in HR Management (Macquarie University)
  • NLP Practitioner, Coach, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis
  • Organisation Culture Index (OCI) Coach
  • Diagnostics: LSI, MBTI, ViaEdge, Situational Leadership II

 

Recent Client Engagements

 

  • Senior Leaders, Insurance " As part of leadership development programs, coached more than 100 senior leaders over five years to build awareness of leadership style and motivate to make personal change.
  • CEO, Safety Training Organisation - Coached client around business objectives and performance to assist in set up of new company.
  • Senior Leader in Marketing - Coached client on leadership style and interpersonal skills in order to be more successful in leading a team of specialists.
  • Senior Leadership Team in Claims - Team coaching session for executive level manager and senior leaders of a new claims division to build trust and establish ways of working.
  • Frontline and Mid-level Managers, Insurance " Developed coaching skills workshops and delivered to over 600 leaders resulting in uplift of coaching capability across the organisation.
  • Senior Leader in Finance " Coached client to improve communication skills and ability to build trust within the team.