"I had the pleasure of being paired with Karen for coaching when I returned to work after maternity leave with my first child. Karen was such a phenomenal coach, an excellent listener, and provided helpful, insightful and actionable feedback in each of our coaching sessions. She was not only easy to talk to and made our sessions fun, they were also so reflective and helpful, allowing me to see patterns or opportunities to make strides while transitioning back into the workforce. I definitely looked forward to our sessions each month, and the "homework" or action items she tasked me with in between our calls really helped me move forward my wins at the office, which was great. I cannot recommend Karen enough, especially to moms who are returning to the office after maternity leave. She has a gift!"
"Karen provided valuable insight, perspective and suggestions about how I can manage my time at work and prioritize family time. This coaching has been life-changing--I see it as a tune-up for personal and mental health. I feel less pressure to juggle all things by myself. I've learned to delegate tasks at work and home without feeling the need to micro-manage.”
"Karen is not the typical career coach who just reads off from books. She is a problem solver, a listener, a mentor and a friend. She carefully listens to whatever you have to say, whether it's a challenging career move, or a daunting personal moment. Then she gradually guides you to seek out answers, taking a step by step approach to analyze the situation first as a thought partner. By end of conversations, you always obtain more clarity. Absolutely a joy to work with."
Sr. Manager, Bloomberg
"Karen's coaching has been extremely useful in pushing me to stretch and grow in key areas. I've been able to see my strengths more clearly and think of ways those strengths can be put to best use. By setting goals and knowing that I'd be held accountable I was able to make progress more quickly than I would have on my own. She coaches with a combination of warmth, honesty and directness and is a great sounding board for my ideas."
Vice President, Pitney Bowes
"Karen is phenomenal. I cannot rave about her enough, she is thoughtful, intuitive and great at what she does. I have already recommended her to others at my firm."
"Karen helped me understand and accommodate some issues I had regarding my confidence in being part of the startup/entrepreneurial world. With Karen's help, we were able to identify some of the root insecurities that I had, and methods for coping with them. She was an incredible resource, and I couldn't recommend her more highly."
Symple Health Founder and CEO
"My sessions with Karen were extremely helpful and beneficial to my personal and work life. She is a mother herself and can easily relate to everything a new mom is going through. Personal stories that she shared with me made me feel that she does not just try to give general guidance, but shares her own experience that makes sessions much more personable. Thank you, Karen, for helping me survive this transition!"
Heidrick & Struggles
"Karen has been my coach for many months, and I can unequivocally say that I have grown immensely during this period. Until I spoke with Karen, I didn't realize that for me, accomplishing my professional goals hinged on identifying my core personal values. Through my discussions with Karen and her thought-provoking insights and questions, I learned much about what ultimately drives me to be a better attorney and more importantly, a better person. This realization did not occur overnight or even over a few weeks, but eventually, it came and unlocked many opportunities for me. I am excited for the future because I have a better understanding of who I am, what specifically I want to achieve, and the resources I will need to get there."
Attorney, Kilpatrick, Townsend, & Stockton
"Karen has a strong coaching presence balanced with an ability to connect and create intimacy. In our sessions, Karen puts me at ease while being able to ask the tough, thought provoking questions that stretch my thinking and action steps beyond what I can accomplish alone. And because of her style, I am more accountable to myself and able to achieve my goals."
Cathy Quartner Bailey
Executive Development Consultant
"Karen Rubin has been my coach for almost a year. She has helped to guide me through a very difficult time in my life. I was at a crossroads about my career. It was a time of fear and uncertainty. Karen worked with me to identify my fears and offered a set of choices for me to follow. With her help I determined the next steps to fully realize a new career as a screenwriter and a code of conduct for living a more authentic life. Her coaching has turned my mirrors into windows. For that I am grateful."
Director/Screenwriter, Chicago, IL
Director/Screenwriter, Chicago, IL
"My coaching with Karen was enjoyable, engaging, thought-provoking and actionable. Such warmth...and so SPOT ON with her use of naming the energy she felt from me, offering a visual for me to work from, and honoring the now while still encouraging a look at the possibilities of what CAN be. Bottom line result: she helped me reclaim my much-needed priority of balance -- a fundamental and important shift!"
"I felt from day one that you are a natural coach, and you have insight, intuition and wisdom which you convey with conviction and patient compassion. I thank you again and again for coaching me, supporting me, encouraging me, and helping me gain more clarity, awareness and purpose."
"After working with Karen as my coach, I began thinking more positively which led to increased confidence and has helped me to move forward when times are tough. As a result of Princeton Corporate Coaching, I embrace problems and treat them as challenges to be faced directly."