Meet Our Coaches

Our team is small by design

Each of our coaches brings something unique and special to the team

They were intentionally selected based on their advanced training in leadership or career coaching, the theories of adult development or career psychology, spirituality, human behavior and/or the neuroscience of change.

Backgrounds like these enable our coaches to provide you with a deep and nuanced level of support and an approach that matches what you'll most need to create sustainable change in your work and/or personal life. In addition, their extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience allows our coaches to quickly absorb and deeply empathize with you and your current circumstances.

And that’s not all. They love the work they do and are doing the work they were meant to do. We believe that's what you'll notice most.

About Transitions Coaching
"Karen’s coaching is extremely helpful to executives faced with changing organizations.
She has a great perspective on executive roles during a change, and was able to help me
and several others at our company remain effective during a rapid shift in culture.
Her ability to help you identify what really motivates you and how you can best channel
that motivation into greater effectiveness was key to helping me understand,
and then manage through, what were at times conflicting expectations."
John, VP, Contract Manufacturing, Food & Beverage Industry

Meet Your Coaches


Karen Konrath

Karen Konrath

Owner & Leadership Coach

Karen believes that every one of us has the potential to lead. More importantly, she’s learned that every one of us has the potential to become the leader we most want to be in our organizations, our careers and our lives. So whether she’s working with individuals in a 1:1 coaching engagement or facilitating group coaching conversations, what you’ll notice most is her deep desire to help people find ways to engage in work and life more authentically and oftentimes, more courageously.

Karen’s work is deeply informed by numerous developmental theories and frameworks.   Coaching from this space helps people "see" their internal operating system (i.e. their perceived identity, how they make sense of the world, their level of self-awareness) and where upgrades are most needed to live and work in a way that’s in alignment with their highest aspirations.

Karen’s coaching enables people to cope more effectively with uncertainty and ambiguity, assists them in growing and enhancing their solution space, and allows them to more easily take on the skills and capacities most required to work alongside others.

Karen has worked with CEOs, vice presidents, directors, mid-level managers and emerging leaders focused on developing in such areas as executive presence, communication & relationship building skills, change/transition management, conflict management/resolution, delegation, feedback and other key leadership competencies.

Qualifications
  • B.S. Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • ACC Credentialed Coach, International Coach Federation

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Executive/leadership coaching
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Confidence/presence
  • Change/transition management
  • Communication
  • Relationship building
  • Team effectiveness
Sectors
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Manufacturing

Lynne BlizzardLynne Blizzard

Career Coach

Lynne has over 20 years of business experience matching talented individuals with job opportunities that offer growth and career fulfillment.

With skills in relationship building, networking and the ability to quickly build rapport and trust, Lynne is well positioned to assist others in navigating the complex landscape of job search in highly effective ways. In addition, Lynne’s strong business acumen and market awareness allow her to offer clients a solid understanding of what companies are truly looking for when making hiring decisions in today’s environment.

Lynne’s own career journey and quest to find work-life-balance in an occupation that was deeply meaningful and impactful adds a unique dimension to her work. She knows firsthand the challenges and struggles that come with figuring out what you want to be when you grow up. This not only makes Lynne extremely relatable to her clients but allows her to bring forth the insights and learnings that can only come firsthand from experiencing “it” herself.

At the same time, Lynne recognizes and appreciates that engaging in a career exploration and/or job search process is a unique and very personal experience. One that requires resilience and positivity. Through powerful questioning and deep listening, Lynne helps her clients see the experience through a lens of possibility and opportunity vs. limitation and scarcity.

And regardless if she’s working with an early career entrant, a mid-life career changer or an end of career retiree, Lynne’s coaching creates the structure and support most necessary for someone to allow their passion to become their purpose and ultimately their profession!

Qualifications
  • B.S. Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • The Academies – Coach Training School
  • Certified Career Management Coach

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Career exploration
  • Job search strategy
  • Resume creation
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Networking tools and strategy
  • Interview preparation and performance
  • Outplacement services
  • Change/transition management
SECTORS
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Research and Development
  • Healthcare
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Transportation

 

Danine Casper

Leadership Coach

Leadership is hard. It requires a deep level of self-awareness and the skills to navigate the complexity of today’s environment. Many leaders recognize the skills that got them to their current leadership position are not enough to be an effective leader. Danine’s approach to coaching fosters a space for leaders to explore, develop and grow and become the human being and leader they know deep within.

Informed by adult developmental theories, principles of spirituality and interconnectedness, Polarity Thinking and various leadership frameworks, Danine helps her clients to CONNECT, liberating the potential of others; COLLABORATE, cultivating the conditions for shared decision-making; and CREATE, holding space for healthy tensions and the generation of new possibilities. These gifts of transformational leadership empower solutions and build healthy relationships.

Danine has worked with leaders in a variety of industries. What they all have in common is a desire to find more meaning in their leadership. What you will notice about Danine’s coaching is that she helps leaders care for their mind, body and spirit, so the best in them can help bring out the best in others.

Qualifications
  • Master’s in Health Administration
  • Master’s in Spirituality
  • ACC Credentialed Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Certified administer of the Leadership Circle Profile and Collective Leadership Assessment
  • Certified Change Agent (Catholic Health Initiatives)
Areas of Expertise
  • Leadership presence
  • Collaborative relationships
  • Team effectiveness
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leveraging competing values
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Vertical development
Sectors
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Non-profit

Christy SiegleChristy Siegle

Career & Leadership Coach

Christy has a passion for helping others become the best versions of themselves, both personally and professionally. She knows that when you spend the time to realize your strengths, values, and skills, you improve your relationships, maximize your potential, and perform your best.

As a talent acquisition leader in a Fortune 500 company, Christy learned that developing courageously as a leader is the key to creating high engagement and achieving exceptional results. Most importantly, she recognized how personal growth can make work more fun and fulfilling.

Developing as a leader often takes a back seat to more pressing responsibilities at work and at home. Self-development is also sometimes sidelined because, as humans, we tend to resist what makes us uncomfortable. Christy encourages the people she works with to embrace the vulnerability that is required to learn and transform. On her own journey, Christy learned that personal exploration takes courage, and now she’s enthusiastic about helping other leaders push their boundaries and uncover the insights that will lead to their own growth.

Christy’s depth of experience in talent acquisition helps her partner with and support her clients as they discover a career path leading them towards work they love. Her coaching fosters open and honest communication that builds trust. She helps people enter their own transformations with curiosity and confidence to become more effective at work and improve every aspect of their lives.

Qualifications
  • B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management
  • Certified Career Management Coach
Areas of Expertise
  • Relationship building
  • Talent management
  • Talent acquisition
  • Change management
  • Career planning
  • Business acumen
  • Leadership
  • Executive presence
  • Communication
Sectors
  • Retail

Jennifer TuckerJennifer Tucker

Writer & Content Creator

Jen has more than 15 years’ experience helping leaders communicate more effectively and authentically.

With a background in corporate communications, Jen understands the tendency for professionals to follow a formula or rely on a template to get their messages across. She also understands how to ease people away from this approach and help them find their unique, authentic voices.

When a leader engages in the internal work needed to uncover their strengths, values, and skills, their narrative begins to unfold. Having engaged in the self-exploration necessary to navigate her own career transition, Jen is equipped to help people craft their stories in a way that leads them down the desired path. With a passion for storytelling, Jen is able to consult with leaders to craft a resume, a profile, an elevator speech that sets them apart and helps them build connections in a more genuine way.

Jen has worked with professionals at all levels in a variety of industries and organizations, helping them develop and deliver their unique stories with impact. What you will notice about Jen’s approach is the enthusiasm with which she digs in. She strives to understand what makes people tick and where their true passions lie to help frame their stories.

Qualifications
  • B.S. Organizational Communications with a concentration in Human Resources and Public Relations
  • M.A. Communications Studies
Areas of Expertise
  • Effective communication
  • Resume creation
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Presentation coaching
  • Storytelling and content development
Sectors
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Non-Profit