Karen Simmons

With over 30 years as an organisational change specialist across the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia, Karen has become a trusted mentor, advisor and coach to a multitude of leaders in government agencies and iconic brands, locally and globally.


She brings a depth of understanding of what it takes to lead and transform a business from the ‘inside out’, having successfully led major transformations across the international development, government and private service sectors.


As a coach, she is known for her boldness, refreshingly honest and straightforward approach. Karen asks the questions most are afraid to, enabling her clients to gain clarity and calmness with even the most complex and challenging of situations they are facing.


As a mentor, Karen is a sounding board, she offers her vast range of experiences and extensive toolkit in leading complex changes in periods of crisis or transition, to provide real time, practical support for leaders who are seeking answers or wanting to explore and learn from different perspectives.


Training and Accreditations


  • ICF Member
  • Neuro Leadership Institute – Brain Based Coach 
  • NLP Practitioner & Level 1 Certified Meta-Coach
  • CoreStrengths© Accredited Head Trainer Australia 
  • Managing Successful Programs© Foundation
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • PROSCI® Licensed User
  • ISO 9000 – Quality Assurance Internal Auditor
  • PPA© DISC profile Accredited Practitioner