Karen Hanes

Karen Hanes


Karen Hanes inspires her clients to look at issues in new ways so they are motivated to take action and achieve their vision and goals. Professionally trained by Coaches Training Institute, she combines her coaching skills with 25+ years of business leadership experience to assist others in creating successful businesses by enhancing their leadership qualities, capabilities and lives. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and is a member of the International Coach Federation.

Prior to becoming a professional coach, Karen worked in a variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, printing, commercial and consumer and has worked for some of the world’s most respected corporations including 3M, Imation and GE. She has held senior sales and marketing management roles in corporations, entrepreneurial organizations and economic development. As a general manager, she led a Canadian division for a multinational corporation to growth and profitability.

Karen has led individuals and teams to success by listening, promoting and supporting the ideas and opinions of others and by building clarity and purpose for each person. Change is something Karen is familiar with as during her career she was involved in several spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring initiatives. She has looked upon these experiences as being some of the most challenging yet rewarding times of her career. Karen currently works with leaders of varying capacities from the public and private sector, as well with entrepreneurs and established business owners.

Giving back to the community is important to Karen and she has volunteered in the past with the Salvation Army and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She also has been a not-for-profit board member, including at Fresh Start Recovery Centre in Calgary, Alberta where she was chair of the fund-raising committee for a $12 million capital campaign to build a new facility, which is now operational.


  • Personalized Management Coaching – Certified Consultant
  • CPCC – Certified Professional Co-active Coach
  • Candidate – ACC – Associate Certified Coach –June 2013 by International Coach Federation
  • Executive Lean Leader – Certified by Lean Sensei International
  • Results Centred Leadership – Certified by The Achievement Centre
  • Certificate in Management – Certified by Canadian Institute of Management