About Karen

Welcome!

I am a . . .

transcendent leadership specialist and founder of Transcendence: Living A Life of Meaning, a boutique executive coaching practice. I partner with leaders to EXPLORE what matters, INTEGRATE the higher self, and FLOURISH in new dimensions. I created the Transcendence proprietary methodology: ’Living A Life of Meaning’ which encompasses integrative teachings learned from three decades of applied practice.

My Education

I have a Master of Science in Organization Leadership with honors from Regis University, my undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and a professional coach certification from iPEC. I have also completed extensive coursework toward an Interfaith Master of Divinity, along with decades of personal study of the world’s wisdom traditions.

My Career

I was the first woman promoted to Executive Vice President at AM Best Company, the premier international insurance rating agency and information provider. I was on the board of directors for a European subsidiary and the parent company. My career was marked by rapid promotions and many cross-disciplinary changes.

My specialty was bringing innovation and change to struggling departments: upgrading technology, redefining processes, and aligning staff with the right jobs. My career culminated with responsibility for the Information Services Division of AM Best.

I thrive on . . .

challenging deeply held assumptions or habitual ways of behaving, including my own. I know that these are the moments when the possibility of transcendence becomes real.

I am passionate about transcendent leadership and love the integration of the three aspects of human consciousness: emotional, mental, and unconscious. I believe that the most effective leaders transcend the limits of human awareness.

My Books

I am the author of the Amazon bestselling novel Ascending Ladders, which follows a female executive through a transformation change in corporate leadership. I am also a contributing author to the international bestselling books: Significant Women: Leaders Reveal What Matters Most and The X-Factor: The Spiritual Secrets Behind Successful Executives & Entrepreneurs.

On a personal note . . .

I live in New Jersey with my husband and two very spoiled cats. In my free time, I love to read, listen to music, and enjoy a good glass of wine. My husband and I like to ski, hike, and enjoy great food together. We also love to travel and experience the transcendence in nature and other cultures.

I BELIEVE THAT

Being Comes Before Doing

I am passionate about transcendent leadership and love the integration of the three aspects of human consciousness: emotional, mental, and unconscious. 

I believe that the most effective leaders transcend the limits of human awareness.