Karen Somerville Ottawa, Ontario
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Business Coach
MBA, PhD, Certified Executive Coach, CPA, CGA
My goal as your coach is simple – your success, as you define it. My coaching style is depicted in my signature presence: candid, compassionate, respectful, effective coach. I guarantee that my coaching will get you “unstuck”, help you clarify what you need to do, and ensure you achieve fast results.
I bring passion to everything I do, and that includes my work as a coach. With more than 25 years of senior management experience, complemented by a PhD in Management (Carleton University), an MBA (University of Ottawa), a Certified Executive Coaching (CEC) designation (Royal Roads University), a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation (Directors College) and Chartered Professional Accounting and Certified General Accounting designations, and certification by Barrett Values Centre as a culture specialist, I am well positioned to partner with you as your coach. I have worked in all three sectors (public, private and non-profit) and understand those work environments well. I am also a successful entrepreneur, and understand the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship. In short, I have the knowledge, experience and skill to be an effective coach. I have coaching clients in both Canada and the USA.
I am a member of the International Coach Federation and respect the ICF's code of conduct. This includes confidentiality. Typically early in the process, I conduct a 360 assessment for you. This assessment uncovers valuable insights, and identifies important opportunities to explore and address in our coaching relationship.
By starting a coaching relationship with me, you are indicating that you are willing to do - and be - your best. This is a personal investment of your resources and demands your best work. If you aren’t doing your best, I will ask you to. Are you ready to get started working with me as your coach?
4 reviews (5.0)
Karen is a master coach and facilitator who will add significant value to any business or career. She has the advantage of "real life" experiences, coaching and academic expertise to cut to the real changes that can take place. A real gift - take advantage of it...I have certainly benefited from her leadership expertise.Graham Gilley, President, Envirogreen Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia
Karen created a working environment during our coaching sessions that was welcoming and trustworthy. She is skillful in teasing out solutions and genuine in her guidance. She promotes confidence and strength and builds on these elements to achieve successful results. Karen's expertise is a worthwhile investment.Liz Hefferman, Education, Wellness and Fitness, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Karen's executive coaching has changed the way I view the workplace and my career. Her expert guidance has not only helped me open new doors for advancement, but she has helped me identify career dangers that I did not see on my own.Erick Mann, Procurement Manager at Starbucks, Seattle, Washington
Karen's proven method of executive coaching has given me the tools to find management and performance solutions within myself. She uncovered long held precedents, invisible to me, that constricted my ability to lead more effectively. Karen’s depth of knowledge and experience combined with her integrity, warmth and insight makes her a skillful guide. You will be well served working with Karen!Lori Gleason, Creative Director and Marketing Strategist, Minneapolis Minnesota