Karen Somerville Ottawa, Ontario
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Performance Coach
MBA, PhD, Certified Executive Coach, Certified Resilience Coach, CPA
My goal as your coach is simple: your success. My coaching style is depicted in my signature presence: candid, compassionate, respectful & effective. I guarantee that my coaching will get you “unstuck” & help you clarify what you need to do.
I bring passion to everything I do & that includes my work as a coach. I am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) & I respect the ICF's code of conduct.This includes confidentiality.
I have coaching clients in both Canada & the USA. My ideal client is already in a leadership position or someone who wants to become a leader.
Assessments can be very helpful in uncovering valuable insights, as they identify important opportunities to explore and address via coaching. I offer self-assessments, 360 assessments & other tools. I am also pleased to work with data/information that you already have, eg, a performance assessment from your employer.
With 25+ years of leadership/senior management experience, I am well positioned to partner with you as your coach. I have worked in all three sectors (public, private & non-profit) & I understand those work environments well. I am also a successful entrepreneur.
I hold a PhD in Management (Carleton Univ), an MBA (Univ of Ottawa), a Certified Executive Coaching (CEC) designation (Royal Roads University), certification as a Resilience Coach (Leadership Wellness Group -recognized by ICF), a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation (McMaster University), a Chartered Professional Accounting designation & certification by Barrett Values Centre as a culture specialist.
I have the knowledge, experience & skill to be an effective coach.
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 discuss whether I would be a good match as your coach? Request a free consultation
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