ABOUT

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THE BEGINNING

THE LIGHTBULB

THE MISSION

THE TEAM

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the beginning...

Hi. I'm Karen Elmhirst. Thanks for visiting.

Here's a bit about what we do and how my company came into existence.

I have always been fascinated by what leads people to think and behave in certain ways.

As a result, in business school I focused on marketing.

For over a dozen years, I worked as a sales and marketing leader in a variety of industries. This gave me firsthand experience with what can happen when leaders and businesses effectively leverage the tools of influence to impact people's attitudes, understanding and action.

 
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the lightbulb moment...

While I was the head of marketing for a communications consulting and training company, I participated in some communication skill-building programs which included individual coaching.

It was in my first-ever coaching session that I had the quintessential lightbulb moment. I was beyond inspired to begin a pivot into a new career - as a coach. A few years (and a lot of learning) later, I took the leap and launched my own coaching practice.

 
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I thank my lucky stars every day for allowing me to do the work I love with clients whom I admire and who constantly inspire me.

I work with senior leaders and their teams. Whether it's 1:1 coaching, facilitating a team meeting or leading a workshop, the focus is on learning and using new skills. To read about clients' experiences in their own words, please click here.

And speaking of learning and using new skills, lately I have learned to love creative vegan cooking, pie-making and playing the ukelele.

the team...

I am grateful to have a flexible community of like-minded colleagues and friends whom I engage in the work, as needed.

Whether it’s to co-facilitate a client workshop, manage communications, or help with our tools and technology, I have talented and fun partners to share the work, and the pizza!

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Karen, thank you for facilitating another great executive team meeting for Bellicum. I appreciate the ways in which you foster discussions that result in more clarity, alignment and shared commitment.

— Rick Fair  President & CEO

                Bellicum