Testimonials

Karen is one of the brightest, most creative, articulate and talented individuals that I have ever had the opportunity to learn from. Karen has a rare gift of teaching and coaching and is able to bring out the absolute best in people.

~ Rob Painter, former Chief Technologist, Federal at Google

I count Karen as one of the many blessings I have been given. She is a gift.

~ Leslie Ahmad, Vice-President, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company

Karen is a very astute and intelligent coach. She goes beyond superficial levels of discussion and in just a few sittings I was able to come away with immense clarity and depth.

~ Suku Krishnaraj, General Manager, Cloud Business Unit, CenturyLink

Karen is without a doubt the most effective communication trainer and coach with whom I have interacted.  Her  greatest strength is quickly getting to the heart of the real issue — whether it’s about leadership skills, motivations, or communication styles.  Her ability to share these insights clearly and honestly is invaluable.  She communicates with a gentle regard for the individual and a firm focus on helping you grow.

~ Dr. Sunita Mutha, Director, Center for the Health Professions, UC San Francisco

Karen Lam’s media training was one of the best I’ve experienced. Karen stands out in her ability to turn challenging situations into opportunities.

~ Gail von Eckartsberg, former VP Strategy and Communications, In-Q-Tel, venture capital arm of the CIA

You will be shocked by how well Karen absorbs the product and market information and is able to translate it into intelligent, perceptive questions and comments during the training. Even our most skeptical clients have adored Karen.

~ Fred Bateman, CEO and Founder, The Bateman Group

In every interaction with Karen I came away with new insights that I could apply to every aspect of my job…there were “aha’s” every time we interacted. I was constantly amazed at what she had to offer — and what she helped me realize that I have to offer others.

~ Kevin Cline, Intel

Karen is a superb coach in the domain of leadership. Her greatest gift is her ability to firmly and lovingly, from a place of personal humility, help people get real about what is important to them and take responsibility for it.

~ Charles Feltman, Insight Coaching

I was stunned by Karen’s insights gleaned from spending just a few minutes in a large meeting.  She has an uncanny ability to correctly analyze behavior and emotional states in her clients. Being coached by Karen is just a little scary because she doesn’t allow you to get away with anything.  I trust that she hears everything I intend to say, imply, try to hide, don’t even know I am saying or is being said on a subliminal level!

~ Douglas Leach, formerly of Blue Shield of California Foundation

Karen’s greatest strength is playing it straight with you. She is respectful but tough and will not give an inch when it comes to your personal and professional growth and reputation.

~ Val Asbury, former worldwide President, LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company

Karen’s professional knowledge, creativity and warmth made me walk out inspired, full of new ideas, and filled with joy!

~ Julia Boehm, broadcast journalist