About Karen Spofford

Karen Spofford

Karen Spofford is an executive coach who focuses on implementing leadership development solutions that link individual executive effectiveness to organizational performance. Karen coaches high potential executives to develop the intellectual, physical and social polish and support systems required to powerfully execute as well as, achieve personal and professional greatness. Her work with high impact business teams focuses on optimizing their structure, their appreciation and understanding of one another, their communication and interactions, which will allow them to powerfully execute and deliver beyond expectations.


  • High Potential / Development
  • Leadership with emphasis on Style, Influence & Executive Presence
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Strategic Thinking & Visioning
  • Onboarding
  • Team Effectiveness


  • Merck
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • AstraZeneca
  • Wyeth
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Abbott
  • Celgene
  • Eisai
  • Astellas
  • Inotherapy
  • Incyte
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Wells Fargo (Wachovia Securities)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Glenview Capital
  • Barclays Capital
  • PNC
  • Barclaycard
  • Basell
  • DuPont
  • Factiva
  • PR Newswire
  • Qwest
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Saint Joseph’s University EMBA Programs
  • The Episcopal Academy
  • The Center for Autism


  • 360 Assessments: Hay Group Emotional Competency Inventory, Denison, Leadership Practices Inventory and CCL Benchmarks
  • Individual Assessments: DISC, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Kaisen Consulting, Ltd. Talent Assessment, TKI Conflict Mode and Needs & Values Program
  • Teams: High Impact Teaming
  • Coach Accreditation: Corporate Coach University
  • Certified Cash Manager
  • MBA, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • BBA Finance, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

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