Karen Darrin

“Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.”

– Benjamin P. Hardy

“Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.” – Benjamin P. Hardy

I work with business leaders, executives, organizations, HR departments, core teams, and private individuals, to bring about positive changes on a professional and personal level. I delight in seeing others gain insight and reach their potential!

My name is Karen Darrin. I work with business leaders, executives, organizations, core teams, HR departments and private individuals, to bring about positive changes on a professional and personal level. I delight in seeing others gain insight and reach their potential!

Background:

  • 30+ years of human resources executive leadership in organizations such as:  Intuit, Sony PlayStation, and The Thomson Corporation
  • Masters in Organizational Leadership
  • Multiple professional coaching certifications including:  Fielding Graduate University, Center for Creative Leadership, and Martha Beck, Inc.

A Few Examples of Client Outcomes:

Marketing CMO

Navigated job loss impact and successfully landed a new CMO job, better suited to his interests

Marketing Director

Fine tuned stalled job search which lead to renewed enthusiasm and two serious job offers

Sales Director

Analyzed current role’s fit and, subsequently, decided to look for (and found) a better role with new company

Financial Advisor

Worked with individual to accept his company’s reorganization and his new role therein

Sales Senior Manager

Processed and improved teamwork skills based on 360 feedback

IT Director

Creative mentoring to pursue the dream of a new career in real estate

Marketing Associate

Encouraged and brainstormed to find a new role with a dream company

HR/Payroll Manager

Went from not working the previous 3 years to finding a great fit with a small company

Veteran/Teacher

Created a new role with an art museum of Community Education Liaison working with the city’s school system

Office Manager

Built self-confidence and developed communication skills to ask for a raise.  Success!

Marketing Director

Consulted with her on how to befriend her fear of public speaking, especially to executives

Senior Engineer

Fear kept him stuck in a dead-end job – Mentoring brought the courage to find a job in a new industry

Engineering Manager

Consulted regarding employee relations challenges

Senior Writer

Developed the initiative to transition from employee to freelance writer business

Senior QA Analyst

Up-leveled her interviewing presence, confidence and communication skills

IT Manager

Conducted 360 feedback, successfully worked through development plan objectives