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Karen Mildenhall, CEO/President of KM Leadership Solutions, is an expert in leadership and business turnaround. Clients include corporations, family businesses, not-for-profits, and individuals. They come to her overworked, overwhelmed and struggled to make necessary breakthroughs. With Karen's help, high-achiever become influential leaders that create organizations with high performing employees, loyal clients, and ecstatic stakeholders.

Before launching KM Leadership Solutions, Karen served in a variety of executive leadership positions in world-recognized Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit organizations. Tagged as a high-potential leader, she took on her first corporate leadership role in her 20s. She proved what change leaders could do with apparently hopeless situations as she delivered sustained turnaround results. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President/Resident Managing Director at Aon. Her domestic and international experience with industry-leading clients in many industries gives her a unique perspective on leadership, strategy, team dynamics, and how to create extraordinary results.

Karen is a graduate of Brigham Young University and studied in the Executive MBA program at Loyola University Maryland. She is an ICF accredited Certified Professional Coach and a retired Certified Safety Professional.

Karen currently serves as President of the Phoenix Chapter of Ellevate Professional Women's Network. She is passionate about community service, women's economic empowerment, helping teens build character, and home improvement (even gardening in the Arizona desert). An ideal day includes hiking with her Vizsla, walking on the beach, or hanging out with her husband, Guy. She is the proud aunt of 45 nieces and nephews.

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Our Mission

We build influential leaders that transform the status quo and create vibrant sustainable organizations that achieve extraordinary results.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Gratitude
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Learning
  • Candor
  • Empowerment
  • Innovation

Is Leadership All About Coaching?

How many times have you heard that leadership is all about coaching? Experts all agree that the best leaders know how to coach.

In the recently published book, Coaching Perspectives VII, Certified Professional and Certified Master Coaches join forces to share great insights, ideas, and tips for coaches, those interested in coaching programs and for people who want to create meaningful change. This is a book for coaches about coaching as a profession and within organizations. Karen's perspective is a bit different because she is different from most coaches. She is all about leadership.

Karen Mildenhall's chapter titled Leadership and Coaching: Where High-Performance Converges, illustrates how the most skilled leaders and coaches share common, principles and behaviors. She also illustrates how high-performing leaders and coaches diverge in behavior. Not every leadership situation calls for coaching.

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