Ms. Sands’ unique transformational approach nurtures quick improvement in quality performance throughout an organization. It brings increased satisfaction for executives at every level – from upper management to support staff. In turn, customers and clients reap the benefits of a highly collaborative, productive, and innovative corporation.
~ Dr. W. Edwards Deming
Godfather of the Continuous
Quality Improvement Movement
In this time of extraordinary change, if you’re looking for a Master Coach, a woman who lives what she teaches, a trainer who understands the workings of business and the individual’s need to grow, Karen Sands is a great choice.
~ Marshal Thurber
Master Quality Consultant & Trainer
Karen is a joy to work with. Her enthusiasm is as wide as her field of expertise. She draws from across the leading edge – from new understanding of the strengths of feminine consciousness in us all to new ways to make life a creative adventure.
~ Lynn Schroeder
Author of Superlearning 2000 & Super Memory
I worked with Karen Sands for a number of years. She is a creative thinker with an uncanny understanding of the current marketplace and a unique ability to make on-target predictions about the future. She’s capable of recognizing the earliest signs of emerging trends and understanding their significance for individuals and society as a whole.
~ Ruth Block
Former Chairwoman & CEO
Equitable Variable Life Insurance Company
E.V.P. & Chief Insurance Officer
Karen “centered” me and showed me that it was possible to create and live my dreams. She consistently, persistently challenged me to pursue what we discerned that I wanted. A wise, vibrant no-nonsense woman, Karen is a dynamic, down-to-earth and spiritual teacher/coach. She has the high-powered business background and experience that I wanted to grow and expand myself. I would highly recommend Karen as a coach for anyone who wants to have the life they dream of and to live that life to the fullest!
~ Paula A. Rogers
Founder and Owner
Karen’s “coaching” is a unique combination of her comprehensive, heartfelt, authentic talents and knowledge. Karen’s ability to see all sides of an issue teams with her extensive business experience and her innate abilities. She is able to create new pathways and realistic solutions that enable individuals and organizations to overcome obstacles and transcend the limitations of indecision.
~ Martin D. Kupper
Director of Sales
Leadership Network Corporation
Karen helped me to be as intensely passionate about my work as I am clear, concise, objective and balanced in my life. She has an innate ability to bring out passions that I was not even aware that I had… and the process was so much fun! I never expected to laugh so much over what are usually considered to be “heavy” issues. An intuitive and analytical coach, Karen helps people look into their souls, see through their “programming” and convert their inner gold into viable currency.
~ Larry Fish
PA, MBA CFO
& Entrepreneur Supreme
Karen helped me to see myself as I truly am. A gifted, insightful, intuitive and very wise coach, she has helped me design and install a wisdom chip that helps me be conscious about why I’m making decisions so I can align with what I want vs. going with what others expect. My professional leadership and communication skills have also been greatly enhanced by our work together. Karen doesn’t sugar coat the truth and she doesn’t let me off the hook, yet she makes me laugh! And she did it by phone – without the benefit of visual cues! I think of Karen as “wisdom on call.”
~ Jonna Kurucz
SrVP National Sales
Karen is my “voice of reason” in times of high stress and/or confusion. She goes instantly to the crux of the issue and comes back with a balanced interpretation, a thorough intuitive analysis, and viable plan of action. Her advice returns excellent results quickly and effectively, as her range of experiences is so broad, there really is no situation that she is not qualified to speak on.
~ Brett S. Rogers
VP of Marketing
Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Team
Karen Sands helps blend creativity and courage. She stimulates the courage to proceed in a world where risk-taking is the key to success.
~ Reggie Young
Specialty Food Entrepreneur
& Business Owner
No matter what your age, gender or position, working with Karen Sands catapults you into heightened awareness and gives you the wherewithal to reach new levels of performance. Our work together opened doors inside myself that I didn’t realize were as important as they are to the very quality of my life and to achieving incredible success.
~ Janet Gatehouse
VP of Sales
Working Mom of Triplets
Karen Sands is a joy to work with. Her enthusiasm is as wide as her field of expertise. In this time of extraordinary change, if you’re looking for a coach who lives what she teaches, who understands the workings of business and the individual’s need to grow, Karen Sands is a great choice.
~ Jane Kelsey
Working with Karen has helped me to really like myself. I felt good enough about myself to lose weight and improve my overall health and wellness. Now I enjoy being with others and they enjoy being with me! Karen is the confidante to whom I can say anything and everything. While she is strong, accepting and non-judgmental, she is also challenging, tenacious and objective. I would highly recommend Karen as an executive coach for anyone who has issues with their partners or employees, as well as personal, business or health concerns.
~ Barry Newman
Karen Sands, MCC, from our Connecticut chapter led a rousing Chapter meeting program last week, weaving together an insight-building training on core competencies, with an eye-opening education on the unique challenges that clients over 50 face. She led us in a riveting and meaningful meeting, introducing her core material that she is making famous: Visionaries Have Wrinkles: Coaching Boomers Who Will Change the World . . . Again.
ICF-AZ VP Programming
You were phenomenal last week at the ICF meeting in Phoenix….You were able to facilitate one of the most interactive and valuable sessions I’ve enjoyed at our chapter. I just love when we get to practice and hone our skills and competencies, and receive an entirely new perspective, which deepens our understanding of our clients and the marketplace.
~ LC, PCC & CIC
I found Karen to be thorough and informative while at the same time capturing and keeping the attention of all of us through her very personal and upbeat style. What particularly impressed me was her ability to provide the content of the workshop that was presented in the marketing materials while also customizing it to meet the individual demands of the workshop participants. Karen delivered information that was thought-provoking and caused me to continue to think after it ended. I highly recommend Karen’s work. You will not be disappointed.
~ Deborah Polydys
Strategic Management Resources LLC
Karen just presented at our Top Producers Club meeting. She did a great job getting us to realize our motivations and focus on what we can do to increase our business. I highly recommend Karen as a speaker for you corporate sales forces!
~ Stacey Matthews
The Matthews Group
William Raveis Real Estate
Karen Sands’ talk at New Morning titled “Reinvention for the Recession” was fantastic. She was very dynamic and armed the class attendees with valuable information. Her use of real life examples mixed with concrete suggestions and tips made her topic all the more relatable for everyone in the class. A pleasure to work with. Thank you again for the fantastic talk. You really raise some good points and concepts to ponder.
~ Julie Benedetto
Customer Programs Director
New Morning Natural & Organic
I was so impressed with Karen’s presentation that I had one of our writers interview her about executive coaching for our publication Best Practices in Human Resources. The first interview was so successful that the writer interviewed her again, this time about mid-life coaching. Her enthusiasm for these subjects was contagious!
~ Elaine Quayle
Business and Legal Reports, Inc
I was delighted to introduce you last Saturday at the SWIB Conference, and even more delighted as I listened to your oh-too-short presentation.
~ Terry Pitt
You provided an avenue for our members to look within …and how to get future savvy. A boon in leading their associations and their careers as association executives. I thank you for that.
~ Susan Elias
Manager, Education & Membership
New York Society of Association Executives
Comments from the 2012 Connecticut Women’s Conference:
“What did I learn? EVERYTHING! Karen put some of my own thoughts into words—sometimes we know something but can’t express it.”
“I have greatness—and I’ll never forget it!”
“I’m inspired to share Karen’s message to have women tap into their greatness.”
“Karen, you’ve got everyone yearning for more!”
When asked what they wanted to see at future conferences, participants said,
“Great message! More like this!”
“This one again.”
“More of this—part II,”
“Continue this conversation,”
“More of THIS!!”
I enjoyed your workshop. It was thougt provoking and gave me a valuable opportunity to network with women in my age group. Thank for sharing your time and energy with us.
~ Diane Pollutro
I attended a seminar that Karen Sands gave for people seeking a career change. She is an excellent, motivating speaker who in a very short time created a lively, highly interactive and safe space for people to share and communicate with each other. She is a generous and accessible coach who would be an asset to anyone dealing with professional growth and seeking new mountains to climb.
~ L. Ramsey
Jewelry Information Center
I recently attended a professional development seminar presented by Karen Sands. Ms. Sands’ thoughtful preparation allowed her to immediately connect with her audience. Her exercises and role-plays identified areas for improvement. Ms. Sands’ program was relevant, engaging and worth its weight in gold. In short, I was inspired by this session, which ended all too quickly.
~ Vaughn P. Benjamin
Being in Karen Sands’ group is like joining hands with my womanhood on a magic carpet journey through the Universe, taking in all life has to offer, toward an ultimate discovery of my place and purpose here. Karen continuously allows herself to be available as a vessel for Universal power and healing to take place. She becomes our sister, our mother, friend and life goddess always open to new directions where we individually or as a group may need to travel.
~ Mary Madeiras
TV Director and Independent Film Maker
2x Emmy Winner
Working with Karen Sands is like entering a magical kingdom. The kingdom under the power suit, under the intellect, under the mind games. As I am approaching the second half of my life, I am more and more interested in self-improvement and introspection. This was a chance to reflect quietly but with an expert leading me through. The Greatness of Midlife workshop is an absolute must!
~ Elsie Maio
Maio & Company
Branding Strategists / Global Consultants
Creator of Soul BrandingSM
Karen’s workshops are a luscious learning experience in a loving, safe, supportive atmosphere teaching oneself about oneself.
~ Susan Montani
Sr. Sales Executive
I have been brought to another place in myself. Karen has rare integrity. She moves us gently topside and down to the underside world, always maintaining a safe clear space for our passage between the worlds.
~ Pam Brown
Sr. VP, Comptroller