"Kara is a super talented, experienced, and creative developer of people and organizational systems. At the Gates foundation, Kara led a growing team of professionals focused on career, manager and leadership development. Starting with a blank sheet of paper and a human-centered approach, Kara led the design, development and delivery of multiple innovations, while stretching and growing her team to take on new challenges. Kara's strong emotional maturity and inner confidence enables her to operate as a "servant leader to all," advising, coaching, and enabling others to higher levels of growth and performance. She is one of the best in the field and a gift to any organization."
—Chris Ernst, PhD., Vice-Present, Learning + Organziation Development, Workday
"I have known Kara for several years and very recently brought her on to work on a 16-month project. Kara is outstanding in every way; she is particularly adept at achieving results through authenticity, her compassion for others, and for her incredible skill as a facilitator. Combined with an MSW, Kara has a unique skill set that is difficult to find and really makes her stand out in the child and family welfare field. She is also superb at managing tasks and deadlines, and asks questions that take the work to a deeper level. I enthusiastically recommend Kara!"
—Heidi Kayler, Manager, Constituency Engagement, Casey Family Programs
"Kara is a consummate facilitator. From the start, she set our training up for success. By preparing exceptional content and a manageable agenda, we had time both for team-building as well as concrete skill development. Years later we still maintain the practice skills and clarity around organizational decision-making."
—Ann Muno, Senior Program Analyst & Advocate, Powerful Voices
"...your skills in facilitation, in particular the Training of Trainers was truly remarkable. You moved this group of trainees to levels of understanding, skill and sense of purpose that surprised even them. In the words of several of the now new BT Facilitators, the experience of the pilot...followed by this week’s Training of Trainers was life changing. I dare say that over time, it will also be 'DCF culture and practice' changing."
—Susan Getman, Senior Director for New England, Casey Family Programs