Karen describes herself as a thinking partner and someone who guides learning and discovery in her clients. She listens deeply and has a knack of getting to the heart of the matter in a safe, respectful way. It is this freeing up process that re-writes our script - the stories we tell ourselves – which changes the way we think, feel and behave. It’s powerful stuff.
One to one coaching is a highly relational process and the themes explored can be expansive. Clients say that what they value most is the opportunity to think about issues that matter to them - time that would otherwise be spent head down, doing stuff.
Coaching pays her clients back tenfold both in terms of what they learn about themselves and the choices available to them as a result.
Programmes are individually tailored and then contracted for in partnership with a commissioning organisation and client.
Sessions are typically in blocks of 6 sessions over a 4-6 months period, taking place in person and online.
"Coaching isn’t about finding solutions, it’s about making sense of what we already know"
Starter For Ten Business Coaching Experience
If you are toying with the idea of going solo, a start up or an established owner run business wanting to take stock, pivot or scale up, then Karen's Starter for Ten business coaching experience is tailor-made (literally)! for you.
Here’s what’s in store:
Initial consultation and discovery session (lasting up to one hour)
Professional coaching proposal with an ongoing ‘In The Making’ programme option
Business strategy, personal development and reflective questions exercise
2 hour business coaching session
For a fixed cost of £375
"It is team effectiveness rather than business's obsession with high performance that really counts"
Team coaching assignments can be one-off events or programme based, dependent on need.
Karen believes that building team effectiveness takes time, because whilst teams mean well, in practice, they can come unstuck by getting caught up in all sorts of non-productive activity and then struggle to find a way forward.
So, no matter what your team’s starting point is, Karen will work with you and your business to develop a keener sense of awareness, understanding and acceptance of others. In other words, do the ‘inner work’ first and the results will follow.
Karen is a big fan of action learning (AL) which is an enquiry based approach to problem solving that offers teams (or a group), ways of resolving issues through collective learning.
"As I transitioned from corporate life to running my own business, I worried about holding myself to account, establishing my boundaries and maintaining my confidence. Karen helped me to think holistically about me and my business, most fundamentally why I was doing it and what I wanted from my business and life. In our initial session using a structured, reflective approach we created a business and personal development plan.
Thanks to Karen I now have a clearer idea of what I’d like to achieve, by when and what the stumbling blocks might be. I also have a healthy approach to progress thanks to Karen pushing me to recognise each ‘punch the air’ moment"
Karen Power, Founder, Power Business Solutions
Karen was my coach for 18 months when I was studying for my MBA at Henley Business School. The coaching sessions were outstanding. She helped me investigate and understand myself better and as a result achieve far more and work out what I really wanted to be doing. Working with Karen was such a great experience and I would recommend her to anyone.
Andy Wilde, MBA, Commanding Officer, British Army
"Working with Karen has been a pleasure. Her business planning session made me focus on my strengths, allowed me to get an understanding of my clients, and map out a strategy to guide me. She helped me understand the power of my thoughts and how they impact the way I view my business. With Karen's help I feel I have become more confident, got more clarity, and have learnt so much about myself, my business, and my clients."
Resham T Shewakramani, Digital Marketing Professional
"I am a big advocate in coaching, and I have an excellent high performing team. This has been achieved through the team wanting to be winners and being open to new experiences. Karen has coached various members of my team, and I strongly believe this has helped create the type of environment that a lot of people dream of and strive for. Karen is ‘pragmatic’ and ‘real’ in terms of understanding the world in which we live and work. I would highly recommend her."
Donna Johnston, Global Advisory Learning Leader, Ernst & Young
"I have been lucky enough to have been able to work with Karen for the past couple of years. During that time Karen’s coaching has helped me to develop my confidence and unlock new experiences. She asks the right questions to lead me to decisions whilst helping me focus and prioritise. Karen’s coaching style is open, supportive and very effective. She is incredibly intuitive and a wonderful listener whilst keeping an eye on actions. After each session with Karen I always come away feeling ‘lighter’ and more energised – for me this is because I have the space, time and Karen’s attention which help me sort through my thoughts and feelings. Thank you Karen."
Tina Fawcett, Learning & Talent Design Solutions, Global Advisory, Ernst & Young
"I had the good fortune of having Karen as a coach during my Exec MBA at Henley Business School. She is objective, balanced, trustworthy and knowledgeable to name but a few of her attributes. She has helped me find clarity in some of life's obscurities. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her."
Tom Goddard, Fin Tech, Trade & Working Capital Specialist, American Express
"As part of Henley Business School's management programme, I was given an opportunity to be coached by Karen. She has one of those pleasant personalities which brings you at ease instantly. Her coaching style is unique and driven by compassion and deep listening. She comes with very good solutions to help individuals to really listen to internal dialogue and help find solutions. I will highly recommend Karen as coach for corporates or for an individual".
H Joshi, Executive MBA Student
"I am pleased to recommend Karen for offering the experience of 'Executive coaching'. Straightening out some of my complex thoughts on career progression by active listening and supporting all the way through my MBA journey are some memorable life lessons. Karen is considerate, trust worthy and genuinely cares to the challenges discussed. Good luck Karen."
Simanand Gandhi Jeyaraj, Consultant, Utilities Sector.