Karina has over a decade’s experience in learning and development and has run her own business for three years. She works mostly with business owners, CEOs and senior leaders on maximising their productivity, leadership style and overall performance. Karina began her career as a journalist and broadcaster, honing invaluable communication and presentation skills which she now helps others to master. She has coached in the private and public sectors and has a strong understanding of the varying pressures on both. Her work with business owners has involved not only helping them personally manage their role and make tough decisions, but also guiding them in creating a culture of learning, innovation and constant improvement within their organisations. Having developed her own model for habit breaking and habit shaping, she also works as a senior advisor and behavioural change specialist for a successful business coaching company.
Karina is a fully qualified Executive Coach and is highly skilled in communication due to her broadcasting background. This not only enables her to communicate her own message effectively, but to quickly gain a strong understanding of her clients and their needs. She uses deep listening and effective questioning to facilitate her clients in bringing about lasting change. Great leaders have a presence that inspires trust and motivation in others; Karina uses her experience in presenting to help senior business leaders develop this presence. Her specialisms are behavioural change (developing productive habits), leadership and people management.
Karina has a conversational approach to coaching. She draws from a range of models and techniques and uses her knowledge of neuroscience to guide her but does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Karina believes coaching is fundamentally about communication, exploring different perspectives and arriving at solutions. Often this means stretching and challenging her clients, so she will adapt her coaching style to suit the individual in front of her.
Institute of Leadership and Management – Post Graduate (Level 7) Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring
University of Sheffield – BA Journalism
“I believe that potential is like the horizon; it’s an imaginary line that recedes as you approach it. True fulfilment in life can only really be achieved if we’re growing and have a purpose. There’s always room to get even better and the process should be inspiring, energising and fun. Developing yourself is the hardest, but easily the most rewarding type of goal. Good coaching should be transformational and stay with you for life.”