Full Disclosure: I am addicted to solving problems.

It is the one thing that has remained consistent throughout my career - finding solutions to complex problems and bringing efficiency to complex work. In fact, once a problem catches my attention, I am compelled to help you dig to get to the root of it so it can be eliminated.

But when it comes to big problems, a one-person show is never the answer - which leads to my second passion:

Bringing diverse minds together to figure things out!

I’ve worked in mining, and on mining projects for the past 20 years, as a geological engineer and project manager, involved with tailings dam construction and management, mine waste and closure planning, and as an organizational change agent helping to solve problems aligned with sustainable performance. From problem identification, all the way through to change implementation, I’ve helped teams get to the other side.

As an independent, I offer strategic improvement insights and strategies for improving your teams' engagement, collaboration and performance to make improvements throughout your business. And with a large network of specialists in industry (and out), I bring a lot more to the table in terms of solving specific challenges. These are just a few of the organizations I work alongside, and otherwise draw knowledge and experience from, as needed.

WhY Work With Me?

I practice with integrity, focused on enhancing your business value and credibility as a responsible developer and operator. In all that I do, I incorporate the following philosophies:

LEAN. Value, Efficiency, Collaboration.

GREEN.  Environment - wise, Circular, Sustainable.

CLEAN.  Ethical, Inclusive, Transparent, Forthright.

I work with your teams to facilitate inclusivity and collaboration, 

provide direction for improving employee & stakeholder engagement,

and help make change adoption easy.

Let me be your catalyst to leading bold, sustainability-founded step-change.

 
I worked with Karen for 8 years. When I gave her a project, I knew it would get done. She has incredible tenacity to overcome obstacles to get the job done right!

The impact of our projects were often worth millions of dollars. With Karen on the project, we would also often have positive environmental impact. She has the ability to look at various options and focus on the option that would get us desired results. Wrong options could have cost us millions of dollars, so it was important for Karen to focus on the right options towards our desired results.

While Karen drives to result, once she gets it, she happily shares credit with others. I trust her as a manager who can deliver results. I welcome her call any time and would recommend her to any executive who wants to overcome obstacles and achieve results.
— Brent Berg, Past-President, Cameco Resources