“I’ve worked with a lot of consultants in my time, and in my experience, it is hard for a consultant to simultaneously be candid, trustworthy and unbiased. But Karen is and its what makes her so valuable. When she says, “this is what it looks like to me,” she communicates well-informed, straight talk that isn’t spun to flatter or pander. It works because her purpose is always clear: to elicit the CEO’s best tactical and strategic thinking. The typical consultant pretends to think for the CEO, to be his or her tactician or strategist. Karen helps the CEO frame things so the CEO becomes a better tactician or strategist.”
– Bob Coonrod, former CEO of InterMedia.