Hi, I'm Karen Felton
I’m a leadership career mentor and coach, enabling leaders to make successful changes so they can achieve their career goals.
I love enabling leaders to thrive in their career.
I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be their best and whole selves at work
I help people like you, have the confidence to successfully make the change you want in your career (I also help with things like your CV and LinkedIn profile, planning your job search strategy - but enabling people to shine is my favourite work!)
Throughout my corporate career in financial services and HR, I loved coaching leaders, spotting their strengths, enabling them to develop their capability and their careers. I love empowering people to be their best selves and to find what matters to them. And I love inspiring people to find or create a career they love.
After working with me, my clients say they feel motivated and confident.
They trust in their skills, feel they can accomplish whatever they want and are ready to face new challenges.
They find new careers, new ways of working and new ways of being.
Why do I specialise in mentoring leaders to make changes in their career?
I spent my corporate career in HR in the Insurance sector. I loved leading my L&D team to perform at their best by using their strengths; and I loved coaching leaders to develop their leadership capability, and to achieve their career goals.
Through my work I came to understand and appreciate the impact leaders have on the engagement, wellbeing and performance of their people. I saw in action, the impact of person-centred leadership – how it improved morale, motivation, loyalty and strengthened the psychological contract.
I also saw how, when leaders are in the right role and workplace for them, where they can use their own strengths and their work is aligned with their values, their own career and capability flourished.
When leaders are able to be their best selves, it creates a ripple effect for their teams and for the organisation.
When I left my corporate career after redundancy in 2017 I went travelling overseas and took some time to reflect on what I wanted to do next. Exploring my strengths, values and what matters to me, I realised that enabling people to be their best selves in their career would enable me to use my strengths and contribute to that ripple effect.
So now I’m a leadership career mentor, specialising in enabling leaders to understand their own strengths, values and what matters to them so they can thrive in their career and create a powerful ripple effect for their people and organisations.
My mission is simple: To help you be the absolute best leader you can possibly be and flourish in your leadership career
What am I like as a coach? I'll let my clients tell you
"Very easy and enlightening"
"Very much felt like a collaboration"
"Warm and friendly"
"Built rapport and trust which immediately put me at ease"
" Karen's advice is very clear, honest, direct, caring and supportive"
" A kind a calm manner"
"Your warmth and sincerity shone through"
"You have awesome listening skills!"
"You exceeded my expectations"
"Supportive and encouraging"
"I'd highlight Karen's positive energy, empathy and kindness"
If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a huge advocate for people using their strengths at work.
Here’s how I’ll use my strengths to perform at my best for you:
Enabler & Catalyst:
I naturally see your strengths, talents, and achievements and where performance can improve. I want you to succeed. I’ll enable you to achieve the change you're looking for.
Unconditionality & Curiosity:
I accept you as you are. No judgements. I aim to understand you and what's right for you, with empathy and kindness. Then we collaborate to enable you to create an inspiring career that's right for you and that lights you up and enables you to be your best self.
Personalisation & Relationship deepener:
This is all about you and what's right for you. You're unique, with your own skills, strengths, achievements and dreams. My strengths enable me to understand and connect with you so we can create an action plan to make the changes you dream of.
Helping people understand and connect with their values plays a huge part in what I do. Because when you live and work in line with your values life is easier and better.
Here's how my values will show up for you:
I'll only deliver what you need or want; and will never promise to deliver something I can't or that's not right for you.
Learning & growth:
I love to learn new things pass that learning onto others to help them be their best selves. You'll get coaching that builds on proven methods and you'll be able to sustain the benefits for future growth.
I won't tell you what to do. Our work together is very much a collaboration because I genuinely believe this is how you'll get the best results for you.
So, who am I when I'm not being a mentor and coach?
I live in the Highlands and when I'm not coaching you'll often find me walking in the hills or working in my garden.
I also teach yoga fitness classes for older adults and people with pain and mobility issues - aligning with my passion for inspiring and helping people!
And last but not least, I LOVE to travel! I've taken three career breaks, totalling several years, to travel overseas. My last trip was to Asia and S America from September 2017 to May 2020 (check out some of my photos below). I love exploring new places and meeting people. I've heard so many fascinating life stories over the years. And even with language differences I can always make connections.