Executive Coach helping leaders be better leaders, also working with career progression, management and transition.
As a certified Executive Coach for more than 10 years I've worked with more than 250 clients ranging from new immigrants, university graduates and those with little job experience to seasoned professionals at the C-Suite level. I've also had experience in recruitment reviewing as many as 400 resumes for a single job posting. On LinkedIn I have more than 100 endorsements for Executive Coaching.
Prior to coaching I've worked at a senior management level in banking, insurance, hospitality, education and have also coached clients in many other areas including hi-tech, start-ups, government, small business and within large corporations.
Trained and certified as Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute. Recognized as a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.
Past President and current member of the Vancouver Chapter of the International Coach Federation.
Karen's advice was very helpful
I have had the pleasure of knowing Karen both personally and professionally for several years. This past year I was thrilled to work with Karen and I would highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for a dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic and creative career & life coach. Karen is always upbeat, motivating and caring. She is punctual and respects your time. I enjoyed working with Karen very much.
I worked with Karen a few years ago and I still consider her one of the pivotal players in my career journey.
Having worked with her helped me broaden my perspective in several aspects in a highly dynamic professional environment. Karen demonstrates leadership at every moment, has fantastic business vision and is extremely personable.
She is one of those individuals that adds so much that it's great that she is in her field so that wealth of experience can be shared with more people.
Karen had been recommended to me so I sought her services as my career coach. Through effective interactions, she taught me crucial skills using leading edge techniques and strategies. Karen's passion, commitment and trust combined with her knowledge have directly contributed to achieving my career goals. My experience with Karen has been priceless.
Karen is a high energy, get things done leader. She has strong a strong focus on results and process. Under Karen's leadership the chapter built on processes and systems that to this day contribute to a high level of professionalism for the Vancouver ICF.
Karen has a wonderful passion for life and the work that she does. Her incredible knowledge, insight and passion make the coaching process enjoyable and fulfilling.
I was fortunate to work with her four years ago when I was at a crossroad in my career. My coaching process with her was an invigorating wake up that I needed. Her approach helped me clarify my career goals, identify my strengths, and gave me tools to not only advance in my career, but also live a more authentic life. She gets to the heart of what makes you truly fulfilled and helps you find ways to make it happen!
Karen and I have been colleagues on the board of ICF and have co-led workshops with clients. She is skillful, caring coach and brings passion and clarity to her work. As a leader, she is organized, committed, and inspiring, . In all of my dealings with Karen, I have found her to be not only highly reliable and competent, but fun to work with,flexible, and a great team player.
Karen Shankey is an exceptional coach, with a terrific ability to help her clients discover their true potential. She was a great source of inspiration to me through my career transition and stood determined to enable me succeed, her motivation and drive as well as her belief in me always stood out and made the difference in helping me achieve my goals. Karen can make a big difference to any individual looking to make positive changes.
I had the pleasure of working with Karen at Premier Career Management Group. At that time she worked as a career manager and coach for our individual and corporate clients. In addition, I served with Karen in a leadership capacity on the Board of Directors for the International Coach Federation, Vancouver. I found Karen to be an exceptional leader and fine coach. Her clients often testified to her superior organizational, communication and advanced interpersonal skills. She was a trusted and reliable colleague and consider her a valuable friend. I recommend her without reservation.
Karen gave me superb advice on how to look for work. In just a couple of hours, I learned a remarkable amount of useful information -- from fundamentals to clever tips. For example: how to structure my hours, what times of day to call people, how long I should expect it to take to find a job, how to write cover letters. I have received numerous compliments on the format Karen recommend that I use for my resume. She is extremely organized and professional in her approach, with deep knowledge in the field.
Within one session, Karen was able to accurately and efficiently help me uncover and identify my core strengths and skills that would align best with my desired career and personal goals.
Karen produced superior results for me by creating high quality customized pieces of work , combined with a high level of service, that best represented me and my services, increasing my ability to consider many new opportunities, with a much higher probablity of success.