Karen Colligan is a recognized expert in leadership, team and organizational effectiveness. For more than 20 years, she has been successfully partnering with organizations to develop and retain their most precious asset: their PEOPLE. As a corporate leader, consultant, facilitator and coach, Karen works with both large and small companies to improve leadership and team performance, employee engagement, and competitive advantage.
With a corporate background in creating and implementing innovative people solutions, Karen founded PeopleThink in 2000, based on the core belief that “an investment in your people is an investment in your future.” Since then, PeopleThink has delivered transformational people initiatives for a variety of organizations including: AppFolio, BioMarin, Clovis Oncology, Genentech, the San Francisco Ballet, and SAP Labs.
PeopleThinks’ comprehensive suite of leadership, team, and organizational development programs has enabled corporate executives, their teams, and individuals to significantly improve both their performance and that of their organization. She is a strong advocate for women entrepreneurs, offering guidance and strategies to help them create long-term, sustainable growth for their businesses.
A dynamic and inspirational speaker, Karen is a popular keynote and motivational speaker at cross-industry venues, national sales meetings, and corporate conferences. She has created and facilitated workshops on a broad range of topics, including communication, team dynamics, leadership, the multi-generational workforce, succession planning, career development, conflict management, mentoring, and organizational effectiveness. She is the author of The Get Real Guide™ to Your Career, a proven, full-service career planning program.
Karen’s workshops and programs incorporate the latest research and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including Lumina Spark, a next-generation development tool that drives sustainable improvement in bottom-line performance and profitability through practical people development at all levels.
Karen is Board Vice President for the Phoenix Society, an organization focused on providing support to burn survivors. She is also a member of SheEO; Bay Area OD Network (BODN); the Association for Talent Development (ATD); and Bay Area Consulting Network (BACN). She received her BS in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.
PeopleThink is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).
Karen can be reached at 415.440.7944, or by email at kcolligan@PeopleThink.biz.