Karen Palmer is a certified professional coach and facilitator who specializes in leadership development and organizational change. She enjoys supporting leaders who want to improve their capacity to motivate, inspire, and communicate effectively with their teams. Her coaching practice serves clients across a wide range of fields including journalism, nonprofit, education, business, and the arts, giving her a unique perspective on the challenges and possibilities of leadership.
Palmer worked for over 20 years as an assignment editor, producer, and senior producer at CBS News, CNN, and MSNBC. She has served a variety of organizations including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Human Rights Watch, the New York Women’s Foundation, and the World Science Festival as a coach, media trainer, public speaking consultant, and event producer.
Palmer was recruited to serve as the founding director of operations for a charter elementary school in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY and subsequently started an operations consulting business to help schools across New York City and New York State develop effective systems to support student learning and staff performance.
She graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Politics and received her coach training certification from iPEC.