Chair of the Board of Trustees
Karen is the founder and managing director of Learning4Action where she offers business performance coaching, mentoring and consultancy services, particularly in the not for profit sector.
She is a former Head of Executive Education at the ifs School of Finance (now the London Institute of Banking and Finance), the leading provider of banking and financial services qualifications. Her clients included most, if not all, of the major banks and financial institutions in the UK and internationally. During her time in this role, she was the driving force behind creating the ifs’ Executive Education Masterclass programme that focused on bringing the leading experts in their field to hold topical workshops and development programmes with banking executives.
Karen has a proven track record in the methodology and experience of building and managing executive education and event management. She is also an expert in operating membership schemes, having run one over a number of years with upwards of 80,000 members and representing £2million in income and provides consultancy on how to make them more effective.
Karen is a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching, holding the CMI’s level 5 diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring and their Diploma in Management Studies. In addition, she is Chair of Wye Heritage Centre.