Meet Karen

Standing on a diverse background in education and development practice Karen has established an impressive national reputation as a change agent and extreme facilitator since entering private consultancy in 1996.

In that time Karen has been trusted by organisations large and small, corporate and industry focused from the public, private, Māori, education and volunteer sectors - strategic management to business unit and production teams.

Client's seek Karen out for her insightful, open, lively and interactive style. They'll tell you that “she's really good with people stuff” and that "she gets to the heart of the matter”. The values of manaakitanga and integrity guide her with Ngati Kahungunu and Celt roots holding strong in an ever changing Aotearoa New Zealand.

Karen has worked as a change agent on behalf of the New Zealand Government in Nepal and with 14 Pacific Community nations consulting in educational and development programs.

Where am i based?

Every morning i look east to the beautiful kahui maunga Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngaruhoe from our ridgetop home in Waiongona, Taranaki.  To the north, sea views and to the south Maunga Taranaki keeping majestic watch. 

Where do i work?

All around the country and occasionally off shore. From timber yard to board room, school staffroom to campus lecture theatre, service centre to processing plant, local to central government, my extremely diverse client portfolio takes me to many different settings in the New Zealand socialscape.

What am i passionate about?

Human development throughout life, healthy families and communities, spiritual development, good coffee (and even better red wine) and live kiwi music - any time, any where!

Do i work with others?

Absolutely. I have a rich network of other development practitioners that i work with. We form focused teams to respond to specific client requests.


  • Strategic advice - finding organisation direction and momentum
  • Extreme facilitation - deep engagement and events
  • High performance coaching - teams and individuals
  • Supervision - cultural and professional


  • Interactive - we problem solve as partners
  • Tailored - made to fit your needs, your people
  • Savvy - straight to the heart of the matter
  • Direct - clear thinking and straight talking
  • Energised - constructive and positive
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