Testimonials

“Karen Jo had an incredible, open, and enthusiastic energy. She was really well prepared and has a great memory for detail. She offered some great concrete ideas to move me forward. Couldn’t have gone better!”

-Vice president, Time Warner Cable

“Karen Jo understood the complexity of the organization and was effective in guiding me in improvement areas and techniques in alignment with that complexity. Balancing work/life was surfaced as an important aspect of my improvement and much discussion ensued over that issue. Great feedback and guidance without overtly suggesting specifics. ”

-Marketing director, Electronic company

“Karen Jo Shapiro is able to discern very clearly all of the focus areas that I need to get doing and she is extremely empathetic. I feel very comfortable and trusting of her as my coach.”

-Supervisor, Defense Logistics Agency

“As a newly appointed Executive Director of a mid-sized nonprofit I consider myself truly fortunate to have benefited from the business coaching received from Karen Jo Shapiro. Karen Jo has worked with me over the past 8 months. Her clarity of thought in helping explore new scenarios and possible outcomes has been invaluable as I have moved through a major restructure of staffing and operational procedures.”

“I feel totally confident in recommending Karen Jo’s services. She is extremely thorough and professional, while remaining available to give consideration to any foreseeable problems, which are of concern to me. Karen Jo has helped me brainstorm difficult scenarios and been an excellent sounding board!”

-Susan Ball, Executive Director, Mental Health Association in Greensboro

“Wow! I feel such a sense of peace after my coaching session. All of this week’s feedback, experiences, and insights have been crystallized and transformed into an action plan.”

-Controller, Big Y supermarket

“Karen Jo Shapiro helped me see how important balance was to my effectiveness as a leader. She helped me develop a plan for taking care of myself while maintaining a firm hold on my work responsibilities. She freed me from the guilt I felt for taking time for myself. I have now found ways of keeping a balance and my improved physical health has had a positive impact on my work as a leader and as an artist.”

- Director of city theater

“KJ was very relatable and a good listener.  She had awesome suggestions that were reachable- little tweaks that can go a long way.”

- Supervisor, Carlisle

“KJ was both practical as well as caring. She immediately engaged with my challenges and guided me so smoothly to identify the action items!

- Collections Officer, Library of Congress

“Asks enough questions and digs deep to get to know your job (team structure) so she understands your situation and works with that to address your issues. Very easy to talk to and open up to.”

- Office Manager, Vigilant

“Extremely talented, insightful, flexible, engaging. Very enjoyable as well.”

- Sales manager, Trane

Karen was amazing and incredibly insightful. She had solid understanding of my profile and the tendencies that come with it. She had ideas and thoughts about how to approach and guide my goals. She also took the time to really dig in to the self care aspect of my goal planning which is exactly where I needed the focus.

- Director, US Tower