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Lead Yourself, Lead Others,

Lead your Life!

Inspiring people and organizations

to learn, grow, and flourish.


Karen Elkin is a dynamic coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant with over 25 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. 


Karen is passionate about learning and personal growth, and works with individuals seeking increased self-awareness, success, and satisfaction in their lives, as well as managers and staff at all levels to inspire leadership development and a culture that supports the achievement of individual and organizational goals and success.


Karen has worked with clients in industries such as healthcare, research/technology, manufacturing, government, and telecommunications, and music. Her career has included roles in organizational and leadership development, strategic human resources consulting, transformation and change management, marketing/communications, and music education, as well as board/executive membership for several nonprofit organizations.



  • Training & Facilitated Workshops

  • Individual & Group Coaching

  • Assessments (psychometric, attitudinal, values)

  • Consulting


"Leading is the way we help move people, including ourselves, into action. The question is not whether or not we are leaders, but how well we lead."

~iPEC Coaching


Close your eyes and bring to mind someone in a position of leadership. Who is this person? What makes him or her a leader?


Did you think of yourself? Why or why not?


Some leaders inspire us, some may be fearsome or worse, and some may not give us much to think about at all. The greatest leaders are, in many ways, just like everyone else – they wake up every day, choose what to eat and wear, communicate with the people they encounter, experience successes and challenges, and make choices about how to spend their time and energy.


So yes! We lead ourselves every day! What makes us get up in the morning? Sure, we may have a crying baby to attend to, or a meeting to attend, or we may simply be hungry and want breakfast. But the point is that somehow, we motivate ourselves to get up to face whatever responsibility, challenge, or excitement is on the schedule for the day.  

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