Hi, I’m Karen

I’m a Team Growth Strategist and I help business owners survive their growth-spurts, grow their teams — and cultivate a strong culture based on consent & accountability.

For 25 years I’ve guided teams through high-stakes/high-uncertainty situations, from counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan to software product management at the dawn of the internet boom.

As a COO, I’ve helped clients achieve 7-figure launches, roll out new product lines and architect full-team reorgs — and build strong, equity-centered business practices and teams.

Partnering with business owners to move their teams — and their operations — to the next level is my sweet spot and my passion.


My core values are how I prioritize work, make decisions, and collaborate with teammates and clients. I put these in play every day, and I learn every day how to do better.

I believe that every human being deserves to be safe and loved. I believe that Black Lives Matter, and I’m committed to elevating entrepreneurs from communities that have been marginalized – and dedicated to creating a welcoming, equitable experience for all.

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Selena Soo
Karen was a trusted advisor and A-level executor in my business. She created the operational infrastructure that allowed our company to scale to 7-figures — reducing team burnout and overwhelm in the process.

She overhauled internal systems and replaced them with stronger ones (from project management to technology to hiring processes), which positioned us for fast and sustainable growth.


Jamie DuBose

In 6 months we were able to transform my business to a well oiled machine in which all team members experienced ongoing communication, collaborative project assignments sprinkled with lots of laughter, joy, and serious productivity levels.

Jamie DuBose


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Karen for over a year and I love her no-BS approach. She brought the right structure into our business to help us as we scaled to 50 locations. 

I highly recommend Karen to help you build the right foundation so you can achieve your goals.  

Karen, You’re amazing at what you do and more people need to know about you!

Jamie Seamans


Karen has been a tremendous asset to our team, and to me personally. She helped us think deeper, broader and
with more clarity. She's a great investment –
with Karen, every dollar we spent was returned tenfold.

Lise Kuecker

Founder, CEO / StudioGrow.co

Karen has been amazing to work with. She is super-smart, has amazing energy, everybody on our team has absolutely loved working with Karen. She has my biggest recommendation.

Austin Netzley

Founder & CEO / 2X