Karen joined RFL because she believes that learning and “emerging” as a person is a continuous process. She felt RFL would provide her with an opportunity to explore a variety of ways to think about and explore leadership, connection, effective teams, and use proven leadership skills in novel ways.
Since she completed RFL, she has been a coach of an RFL civic project team coach. She has also volunteered in her professional field on committees and other groups that promote organizational excellence, such as the Steering Committee for the Lean Six Sigma Consortium of the Alliance for Innovation. It has also helped her to enhance her work as an internal consultant for the city.
For her, the most important aspects of leadership are integrity, which is essential for positive relationships, and compassion and empathy, so you can understand situations from another’s perspective.