Karen Hanna, ATC, ACC
Karen’s successful coaching, facilitation and consulting business, Karen Hanna Coaching was established in 2013, following an accomplished corporate career culminating as an Organizational Development manager in the Federal Public Service. Her managerial expertise has been honed over thirty (30) plus years and includes a varied foundation in scientific research, laboratory quality management, learning and development, as well as experience as a human resources generalist and staff engagement specialist.
Karen’s passion for personal and professional leadership development at all levels is witnessed through her life mission of empowering people through coaching, education, and service to the community. Accredited by the International Coach Federation in May 2014 as an Associate Certified Coach, ACC Karen’s clients are professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs, managers, and teams who want to leverage their best assets to create environments that balance business excellence and inspire personal development.
Karen is known for her practical understanding of executive work, as well as the front-line demands of staff while being equally mindful of life realities and corporate objectives. Karen bases her coaching style on the unique values and strengths of each individual while maintaining a practical and pragmatic approach to solutions-focused coaching of identifying issues, honing awareness and insight, identification of choices and consequences, followed by development of actions and accountability.
Karen is passionate about supporting effective team strategies and has worked with many local businesses such as the Canadian Council for Motor Transport Association (CCMTA) and the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), as well as federal government departments Health Canada (HC) and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and Elections Canada (EC).
Karen is a Career Transition Consultant with Lee, Hecht, Harrison and Knightsbridge and Ezra Leadership development coach and provides pro-bono coaching through “Up with Women” and facilitation through “The Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder”.
Karen is a trained facilitator with expertise in effective communications, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, and a certified Hogan Assessment facilitator. Karen has training in both dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), which supports her work in the mental health field.
Karen lives outside of Kingston, Ontario with her two best friends – her husband and their dog. Karen is fiercely proud of her 5 grown children and is a beaming grandmother of two young boys. Karen is passionate about journaling and recharges by practicing yoga, spending time in nature in all seasons – walking, hiking, canoeing, camping, skiing and snowshoeing and most recently stand-up paddle boarding.