About Karen

Karen Barr

BA (Psych)/BCOM (Acc), Chartered Accountant, PCC
Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant

Karen is a PCC qualified professional coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She has degrees in both Psychology and Commerce from Monash University in Melbourne, and is a Chartered Accountant (CA).

Karen has extensive experience working with both corporate organisations and SME’s in a mix of commercial and people roles, leading large teams and working with a vast array of leaders across organisations and industries.

Karen started her coaching and consulting business in 2004 and her target areas have focused on leadership transformation, dynamic teams and cultures, and individual and organisational excellence.

Utilising her learning design expertise, Karen creates customised coaching and leadership programs based on your specific needs, which challenge leaders to think differently and drive exceptional leadership. Her workshop expertise is in the areas of leadership & team behaviours, executive impact, career strategy and executive communication.

Karen is accredited in the Human Synergistics tools (LSI, GSI, LI/MI and OCI), the Genos 360 Emotional Intelligence profile and C4D Personality profile (for individuals and teams). She has also used a number of other tools such as DISC, HBDI and TMS where these are the client preference.

Resilience, agility, innovation and engagement are core themes underpinning Karen’s design and delivery of programs.

Having worked extensively in the area of creative thinking, innovation and ‘challenging the status quo’, Karen has developed a unique style of thinking outside the square and enjoys tempting clients to think beyong ‘what is expected’.

A future of opportunity

Karen motivates and empowers her clients to conquer their challenges, from achieving peak business performance to personal and professional growth.

She is a passionate believer in strengths based leadership and the important of emotionally intelligent leaders and stakeholders.

Karen’s exposure to people who are driven to success, but at a high cost physically and personally, has enabled her to understand the importance of clarity, support and the importance of maintaining balance, without losing focus on the ultimate business goals.

Karen’s passion, focus and robust motivation will challenge you and drive you forward.


Are you ready for the challenge?