Meet 

Karen

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TIMELINE

2008 - Paris Dauphine (PSL)

🚀 M2 Audit & Financial Advisory - 229

2008 - Deloitte, Audit

🚀 Career start

2011 - France to Australia

🌏 New Country

2012 - L'Oreal, Sales

⚡Career Change

2014 - L'Oreal, Sales & Operations

🚀 Career Progression

2016 - L'Oreal, Digital

⚡Career Change

2018 - Aesop, Digital & Tech

🚀 Career Progression

2021 - Australia to the Netherlands

🌎⚡New Country + Career Change

 

Karen
Rene
LEADERSHIP & START-UP COACH // FOUNDER OF INTROVERSE
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CAREER + LIFE

Karen is an ex-Big 4, ex-L'Oréal with 10+ years of experience as an Expat. She managed over 50+ teams and guided 200+ external clients/partners across organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to leading global organisations, from various industries (Retail, FMCG, Automotive, Hospitality, NGOs, and Tech). Karen brought together teams of Introverts and Extroverts, through Integrated Business Planning (IBP) to embrace 360• team collaboration, employee engagement and collectively achieve business outcomes.

 

In her tenure at Deloitte, Karen assisted the world's most valuable luxury brand, two of the world's largest hotel companies and world-leading French manufacturers. ​Most recently, she was the Global Head of Digital Operations at Aesop and a member of the Global Digital & Technology Leadership team, where she managed distributed cross-functional teams located in the EU, North America, Asia and ANZ.

​Her experience working in Business & Tech, combined with her empathic leadership and collaborative approach, have equipped her with the agility to help her clients achieve seamless career advancement.

Karen is a French and Australian citizen. She lived in Paris, Melbourne and worked with teams primarily located in the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and Switzerland. She now lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.​​

COACHING + MENTORSHIP
EXPERIENCE

Karen is a Certified Professional Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the leading global organisation of professionally trained coaches.

She holds an NLP Practitioner certification. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a methodology to equip executives, athletes and high-achievers with tools that further mental resilience and peak performance.

In 2022, she joined the global cohort of DYL licensed coaches trained by Stanford University Professors and New York Times best-selling authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. DYL methodology applies design thinking to life's "wicked" problems and vocational wayfinding.

She worked with global incubator Impact Hub to help start-ups achieve key milestones whilst de-risking burnout. Impact Hub has a network of 24,500 entrepreneurs and innovators in 107+ locations worldwide in 50+ countries spanning five continents.

Karen is a Business Mentor through the One Young World (OYW) Mentorship program and a Start-up mentor at ACE (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship).

A BIT MORE
ABOUT KAREN

  • Worked with teams from 20+ countries

  • 4 Countries she calls home

  • 3 Career changes

  • Paris Dauphine Graduate (Globally Ranked 26th, Top #1 in France)

  • Master 229 (Paris Dauphine): 2nd Best French Master in Business & Audit (Top #1: Essec, Top #3 HEC)

  • 3x Highest Ranking Student

  • 2x Retail Award-Winner (Criteria: Collaboration, Integrated Business Planning)

  • Former member of Aesop B Corp team, Digital B Corp Champion

  • Impact Entrepreneur

  • Start-up Mentor + Coach

  • Leadership + Career Coach

  • Speaks French, English

  • Certified Agile PM

  • Certified Blockchain Expert

  • 15k - 21K - 42K runner

  • An edTech Co-founder

  • A resilient optimist

 
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