Karen Lam

Karen Lam

Karen Lam has coached Nobel laureates, Olympic medalists, celebrities, rocket scientists and leaders from all walks of life.

Over the past 25 years, she has conducted trainings on Wall Street, in a semiconductor plant, in the Tsing Tao Beer factory in China and a Napa Valley winery. Having lived and worked in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America, Karen brings a global perspective to her work.  She grew up speaking English, Cantonese and Mandarin and is a student of French, German and Spanish.

A masterful coach, Karen has worked with senior executives at organizations such as Apple, Blue Shield of California, Disney, the Global Fund for Women, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Johnson & Johnson, Unity Technologies, University of California at San Francisco, and In-Q-Tel, the venture capital group for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Karen led the communications training practice for Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s largest public relations firms, in the Greater China region in Asia.  She began her career teaching in universities in Asia and the United States.

Karen holds a master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Montana and a BA in Literary Studies from the University of Toronto.  As a lifelong learner, Karen has studied neurolinguistic programming, Jungian archetypes, somatic coaching, martial arts and movement forms such as Nia and 5 Rhythms.

People describe Karen as insightful, fierce, and compassionate.  She has the ability to assess people and situations rapidly and to gently cut to the truth of the matter.  She is passionate about helping her clients articulate their leadership voice and access more power and freedom in their leadership.

Karen lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and adult daughter and travels frequently to work with clients all over the world.

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