It was never Karen’s intention to set up a niche advisory business. When she left her consulting firm position Karen pictured going back to her corporate M&A roots and working as a people and culture advisor on the strategy team of an Australian company expanding internationally. In theory it appeared the perfect role.
In conversations with Australian business leaders to test this plan, feedback was universal: “Great concept. We need that support, but not full time. Is it possible to do this for us but not be on our payroll when we don’t need you?!” Karen’s short answer: “Yes, of course I can. It is what I’ve been doing for many, many years.”
If you have time for a coffee or tea break, check out Karen’s Rainmakers Roundup interview to learn first hand about her business, research, back story, beliefs and views on her work with clients. Or listen to the interview as a podcast if that would suit you better.