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About Karen

Karen is the Founder of Future Perfect, a business, lifestyle & health coaching practice. 


She has a corporate background spanning three careers and almost three decades working in retail, outsourcing/offshoring and professional services.  She was a leader and member of many teams spending almost half of that time in business change before going solo in 2013.

She now works with leaders, teams and private individuals in transitions of all kinds helping them to break new ground and navigate change including folk moving from corporates, start-ups and owner run businesses.  

Her clients are from all walks of life and work in different disciplines, sectors and geographies.


Future Perfect Karen Hayns Coach

Coaching Philosophy

Underpinning Karen’s work is a desire to create freedom, choice and possibility.  Her approach is adaptive which means she draws on a variety of tools and techniques depending on the client and their circumstances. Her take is that a tool simply allows her to access the work in hand and so each has its place and use. 

Karen doesn't have a niche and has instead developed specialisms that combines coaching, personal experience and things she’s passionate about in the belief that she can better serve her clients this way.

She’s also not one for miracle cures and quick fixes, although we live in a world which makes a good case for them.  Karen is all about being in it for the long run.  From getting her clients clear on what really matters and deepening life skills like self-awareness, commitment and resilience to keep going and ride out the tough bits. 

Karen's client testimonials speak for themselves. She says nothing beats seeing a client emerge wiser, happier with a deep sense of accomplishment knowing their journey of transition and change has been absolutely worth it.

Experience, qualifications & memberships

Karen has an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change with Henley Business School (Dist) and coaching experience in professional services, education, financial services, retail, IT and more recently construction.  She is external faculty at Henley and works as a coach on a number of leadership programmes. 

Karen is a Practicing Executive Coach with APECS and has been in regular professional coaching supervision since qualifying in 2013. 

Privately, she is passionate about community, education and health and is Chair of Ambassadors (governors) in a 29 school Academy trust and aWellness Coach for Project5 a not-for-profit which offers NHS staff a wellbeing support service following COVID-19.  

She is also an Enterprise Advisor for the Bucks Skills Hub and MHFA England trained to work with adolescents.

Future Perfect trades as a limited company with £10m public and products liability and £2m professional indemnity and malpractice insurance.

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