Karen Schrasser
Singapore

In Karen's Coaching and Development practice, she has worked with various leadership teams supporting them to be successful sponsors and active supporters of business and cultural transformation.



 

Areas of Expertise

 

  • Change Leadership and dealing with change
  • Leadership Development
  • Interpersonal skills & Building confidence
  • Career coaching
  • Women in leadership
  • Cultural awareness and diversity
  • Building a "work- lifestyle"
  • The Leadership Circle 360 profile/ Collective Leadership debriefs

 

Overview

 

In Karen's Organisational Coaching and Leadership Development work Karen draws on her extensive experience working in various organisational development, leadership development, talent and change management roles both working within the Financial industry as well as in the consulting space in various parts of the world (Europe, Australia and Asia). As a coach she has worked with various leadership teams supporting them to act as successful sponsors and active supporters of business and cultural transformation. Next to this she has worked with many young and upcoming executives to help them reach their maximum potential.  She is especially passionate (and has demonstrated experience) where it comes to supporting women in leadership and young executives from all sorts of cultural backgrounds while they are transitioning into leadership roles. She has designed and facilitated a number of leadership development programs tailored to leaders and emerging leaders in the APAC region.

 

Business Background and Experience

 

Karen acts as the regional Head of Organisational Development and Talent of a global US asset management and wealth management bank and is based in Singapore. She has over 15 years of international experience working for various top tier financial institutions in a variety of Organizational Change Management, Talent and HR roles ranging from: Organizational and Cultural Change Management, High Potential Coaching, Leadership Development, Talent Management, & Recruitment.

 

Approach

 

Karen is a personable, highly energetic and structured organisational coach. Through her work as a change and organisational development lead for a number of leading financial institutions and professional services across Europe and Asia Pacific she will gage the organisational context coachees are operating from quickly. She offers a pragmatic, proactive, and organised coaching style and offers a constructive dialogue focused on generating solid outcomes for individuals and organisations alike.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

 

  • Accredited Organisational Coach, Level Three, IECL
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Certification Organisational Coaching , the Institute for Coaching & Consulting psychology (ICCP ), Sydney
  • Neuro Leadership Institute, Connect Integrated Learning Solution, the Neuroscience of quality conversations
  • Diagnostics: The Leadership Circle (LCP – 360 profiling tool), TLC; The Collective Leadership Circle, TLC (leadership culture diagnostic); Barrett Values tool (values and organizational culture diagnostic), CTT
  • Masters Degree in Law from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands
  • Masters Degree in Law from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands
  • Memberships: International Coach Federation (ICF), Change Management Institute (CMI)

 

Recent Client Engagements

 

Karen works with various senior leadership teams and high potentials as an internal coach and facilitator for the financial institute she works with on an ongoing basis, e.g. she facilitates the regional APAC Leadership Development Program and Global Management Development flagship programs across Singapore/HK, Japan, Korea, Australia etc.

  • Attorney General's chambers - Developed and facilitated a 4 day leadership development program for a group of 21 young executives transitioning into team leader roles
  • Rice Grower- Executive Development, interpersonal skills
  • Cosmetics Industry- Career coaching & values work
  • Consulting firm - Coached partner on people leader skills
  • Coached various talented HiPo's on their career development and developing strengths
  • Senior Management Team IT Telecommunications - Assisted senior leadership group to develop a "one team" team culture together with vendor groups