Meet Karen

Karen S. Goins ACC, SPHR is an organization coach, educator, speaker and author. - The vision of KS Goins & Associates is to multiply tenfold the number of great leaders in organizations. We work with goal driven individuals, teams, executives, managers, and emerging leaders. Our mission is to create positive change that is beneficial to our clients and the organizations they serve. We provide calm and direction to career chaos, and provide simple solutions to seemingly impossible career and team obstacles. Our methods are effective, relevant and systematic.

A former Fortune 500 executive, Karen's firm, KS Goins & Associates LLC, specializes in developing talent through organizational coaching, workshops and educational programs. She also motivates and educates via professional speaking and meeting facilitation.

Karen's background includes 23 successful years in corporate America and community service. As director of Global Human Resources at a major truck manufacturer, Karen designed and led the firm's global HR initiative and led a multimillion-dollar human resources transformation project. Karen's background also includes leadership positions in manufacturing, contract negotiation, engineering, quality control and product development.

Karen has inspired learning in thousands of individuals in small and large group settings. She speaks on The Art of Resilience, The Magic of Collaboration, How to have Difficult Conversations and Leading Dysfunctional Teams. Karen has served on the Corporate Advisory Board for the University of Michigan College of Engineering, is an affiliate coach with Karlin Sloan & Company and has been a board member for the Urban League and the Center for Non Violence in Fort Wayne Indiana. She works with Hased House homeless shelter and various other community based organizations. She is a member of ICF International Coaching Federation, SHRM and Aurora African American Heritage Foundation.

Karen, a certified coach, earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master's of Science and Administration from Central Michigan University. She is certified in Geno's emotional intelligence. Karen is married and mother of three fabulous teenagers living in the Chicago Suburb of Plainfield, Illinois. She believes the most valuable things we can do is develop great leaders, continuously learn and give more than we take.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"  -- Nelson Mandela