2008 - Paris Dauphine (PSL)
🚀 M2 Audit & Financial Advisory - 229
2008 - Deloitte, Audit
🚀 Career start
2011 - France to Australia
🌏 New Country
2012 - L'Oreal, Sales
2014 - L'Oreal, Sales & Operations
🚀 Career Progression
2016 - L'Oreal, Digital
2018 - Aesop, Digital & Tech
🚀 Career Progression
2021 - Australia to the Netherlands
FOUNDER OF INTROVERSE //
ACCREDITED ICF COACH
CAREER + LIFE
Hello, I am Karen Rene, an ex-Big 4, Leadership Accredited Coach, and Start-up mentor with 15+ years of experience in Business & Tech. I 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). Throughout my career, I was fortunate to lead large business transformations and enable effective organisational development initiatives, bringing together teams of Introverts and Extroverts, through Integrated Business Planning, data gathering and radical collaboration (a principle of design thinking; feel free to read more about it here).
In my tenure at Deloitte, I assisted the world's most valuable luxury brand, two of the world's largest hotel companies and world-leading French manufacturers. Most recently, I was the Global Head of Digital Operations at Aesop and a member of the Global Digital & Technology Leadership team. In this role, I provided guidance to distributed cross-functional teams primarily located in Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, the UK, the US, Italy, and Hong Kong.
I have a holistic understanding of the inner workings of business and am an expert at bringing different teams together. I also gained a unique perspective on how different personality types fit within a business. I was privileged to guide former coworkers in using their introversion to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of their careers. I now extend this guiding light to all introverted individuals, offering a path to success no matter where they may work.
I am a French and Australian citizen. I lived in Paris, Melbourne and now reside in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
COACHING + MENTORSHIP
I am an Accredited ICF Professional Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the leading global organisation of professionally trained coaches.
I hold 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, I 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.
I 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.
I am also 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
Worked with teams from 20+ countries
4 Countries I call 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
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