HI, I'M DR. KAREN KENDRICK
LEADERSHIP EXPERT. PSYCHOLOGIST. COACH. PODCAST AND YOUTUBE SHOW HOST.
Dr. Karen Kendrick is Founder and CEO of Sapphire Institute™, a leadership education entity with global reach to help business leaders and professionals achieve their best at work and life. As a former Chief Learning Officer and Head of Global Leadership Development for divisions of The Walt Disney Company, Allianz, and Pepsico, Karen has trained, coached, and mentored thousands of leaders on performance, communication, leadership, and career management.
Karen serves as an advisor and consultant to Fortune 100 companies and universities on leadership development strategy and leadership education design.
She is the host of the Mastery Now™ podcast and Youtube show, and the creator of numerous personal and leadership mastery programs including Brilliant Purpose™, Brilliant Transitions™, Brilliance Blueprint™, and Brilliant Mind™.
Karen brings her deep expertise and 25 years experience as a business executive, coach, trainer, and psychologist to help leaders reach their goals quickly.
She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and resides in Southern California in the U.S.
As a girl growing up in Boston, I developed an early passion for leading and serving others. Coming from a family of educators, nurses, and charity volunteers, I saw the joy of helping those in need. As I struggled with asthma, I understood the challenge of overcoming obstacles.
This led to a career interest in personal and leadership development at age 16. Following high school, I pursued this path and obtained a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.
Soon I was climbing the corporate ladder in major Fortune 100 companies. As a senior Human Resources executive responsible for worldwide leadership development at The Walt Disney Company, Allianz, and PepsiCo, I designed and led cutting edge leadership programs and trained, coached, and mentored thousands of leaders around the globe.
I hosted executive development programs at Harvard Business School and was a speaker in the M.B.A. programs of University of California at Los Angeles and University of Southern California.
I REACHED THE PEAK, THEN QUESTIONED IT ALL
After 14 years in global roles with frequent international travel, burnout began to set in and I began to reassess my life and goals.
My search for answers led me through a phase of self-discovery. I spent time revisiting my identity, talents, and motivators to help re-clarify who I was and what I wanted.
Along the way, I gained insights and inspiration from my worldwide travel. Having visited over 50 countries, I’ve been exposed to the common struggles and aspirations of people from all backgrounds. This has shaped my thinking about the many paths to happiness, success, and creative fulfillment.
I FOUND INSPIRATION IN KENYA
When the time was right, I fueled my passion for service to help a few friends with a global mentoring program for girls in Kenya.
I developed and taught my first short “life skills” course to Kenyan high school girls called “Find Your Brilliant Career”.
I began mentoring a few young women from these classes, who are now thriving college graduates with corporate careers in Nairobi.
THEN IT ALL CAME TOGETHER IN EGYPT
In this unique part of the world, I had a new vision to bring together all my professional expertise and life experience to create my own education company.
Using my global perspective and background in leadership and success, I’ve built a purpose-driven company focused on helping others achieve more from life and work.
You were born to be great, create, and thrive.
You can find greater purpose and fulfillment in your life and work, as well as more passion and productivity. All it takes is the right tools and mindset.
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