Karen Aznoian

Student experiences

“Working with Karen has been a great experience. Her wisdom and warmth bring a sense of peace in the classroom that facilitates self-exploration while fostering a deep sense of community among the students.” 

—Annette Finsterbusch

“Through Karen’s skillful attention and intuitive energy of reflection, she shifted my imagination for what is possible and invited me into a new way of being. There are so many insights and offerings Karen shared that I still carry with me like parcels.”

—Ashley Gibbs Davis

“Karen is deeply intelligent and wise. I have enjoyed learning from her and can feel how much she genuinely cares about me and my development. Her presence is a gift.”

—Lucy Basta

“Karen is an outstanding coach and teacher who has had a profound impact on my life and my development as a coach. She has a beautiful, powerful presence and way of being that continually inspires me to do the work and build the body of a coach on every level.”

—Suzanne Thomas

Karen is founder and principal coach at Aznoian Leadership Development, an organization dedicated to the evolution of leaders for the sake of achieving sustainable change.

After many years of working as a senior leader consulting to executives within an organization, Karen experienced a turning point when business travel made her an eye witness to the unfolding events of 9/11 in NYC. This profound experience inspired her to pursue, without delay, her dream of creating a consulting practice. Working with people in a more personal and powerful way became her mission.

As an executive coach and consultant with 25+ years experience in senior leadership roles, Karen has a passion for leading complex organizational change initiatives through a combination of skillful coaching and deep business competence. Clients appreciate and benefit from her keen mind, courageous heart and unyielding commitment to getting results.

Karen also leads programs for women leaders and professional coaches and offers Women’s Circles of Development.

Karen practices what she teaches in her own life. She understands the complexities of balancing meaningful work, parenting and community involvement. She serves on the board of a Montessori School and is an active member of local organizations in her hometown. She consistently pursues her own development and evolution and strives to live an integral life.