Karen J. Curnow
Grounded in transformative learning research, Karen’s approach to coaching, facilitation, and training integrates the use of language, emotions, and our physical experiences as instructive tools. Karen articulates her coaching philosophy as follows: “The best coaching builds capacity. While coaching can and should focus on effective actions for the challenges the leader is facing, if that is all it does, it has lost an opportunity to build capacity for the next, still unseen challenge. Coaching that creates transformational, capacity-building change will help the leader further develop an alert and relaxed mind, shift nimbly as business requires, and develop stronger connection, meaning, presence, and impact.”
Clients Karen has served include: Bayer Health Care, Aerospace Corporation, Boeing, Evolent Health, Discovery Communications, Inc., VISA International/Inovant, Crown Central Petroleum, Exxon, SAIC, multiple federal government agencies (State, Justice, EPA, NASA, and many others), George Mason University, Georgetown University, the Federal Executive Institute, and many other corporate, university, and government organizations. Committed to supporting new innovators with global impact potential, Karen also coaches TED Fellows as a member of the SupporTED coaching team as well as Fellows from the Unreasonable Institute. Karen has also trained future coaches as a senior faculty member and mentor coach for Newfield Network and Georgetown University.
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