About Karen

I have  30 years of experience in the helping profession.  I have worked with a variety of age groups and a wide range of life issues.  I have always been interested in what motivates human behavior and what motivates positive behavioral change.  I pursued my interest in human behavior during my 24-year career in the United States Air Force.  I worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health Technician, and an Instructional Designer for Professional Military Education schools.

 After military service, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Specialist in School Psychology and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.    I have worked in private practice, partial hospital programs, foster care family homes, and in the public-school system.  Currently, I provide counseling, leadership development and personal development coaching services in my private practice.

As a personal development coach, I partner with clients in a thought provoking and creative process to help clients cast off limiting beliefs, develop specific skills, and create effective life strategies to reach personal goals.

As a leadership coach, I help emerging leaders and managers develop their people skills, professional competence plans and chart their career growth and trajectories.

Personally, I do what I ask my clients to do when I want something different to happen in my life:    I set goals and design strategies that help me get what I want.  I am a planner, organizer and executer of meaningful action plans!   I use these same practices when working with others.

Education and Training

  • MA., Psychology, Houston Baptist University
  • MEd., Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma
  • BS., Social Psychology and Addiction Studies, Park University
  • Impact Coaching Solutions Coach Training
  • Envision Coach Training
  • Envision Certified Executive and Leadership Coach Training


  • American Counseling Association
  • Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
  • International Coaching Federation
  • International Coaching Community