“Karen is a hard working professional and is very good at what she does. She came to our organization knowing it was going to be a very challenging atmosphere in which to work... Karen handled herself well, and brought a wealth of knowledge to our Scrum team.... Through Karen's teachings, we have become a more stable and efficient team.”

September 14, 2016

------, QA Manager and Scrum Master

“As we head into the holiday break I wanted to take a moment and let you know just how much your coaching has helped our team..... Each and every tech was glowing from the experience and for me it was awesome to see... the skills are in our tool box to stay... I can really see everyone doing their work with an eye outside the ticket. ... It is working wonderfully and the users/business are impressed and thankful. I hope that you have a fabulous holiday and know your impact here will be long lasting!”

December 22, 2015

------, Manager Business Relations

“Karen has a knack for adapting to her audience in order to maximize productivity in her meetings. Her goals were clear and her ability to encourage progress on topics was effective, allowing her to display a quiet confidence as the group participated in open but guided discussions. I was especially grateful for her integral role in orienting the development team to the future needs of the BI Data Warehouse.” 

October 30, 2013

------, Manager Business Intelligence

“Karen's ability to see beyond the tasks and envision a final product makes her a gifted and valuable asset to any team. Her methods of incorporating Design Thinking to find the best argument and solution has always impressed me. Her departure leaves a huge void within the Beverly team and her creative insight will be missed. If I'm lucky, I will get an opportunity to work with Karen again in the near future. “

October 4, 2013

------, Interactive Creative Manager

“I learned more from Karen's expertise in agile games and exercises than anyone else I've had the pleasure to work with. She found ways to empower teams to be open and collaborative in less than optimal environments. Karen never backed down from a challenge and consistently looked for ways to enhance meetings, coaching sessions, training or planning events guided by agile values and principles. When you work with Karen you'll learn that one of her key assets is her creativity and vision. Expect to be challenged by her creativity, embrace it, and don't be afraid to succeed. You will enjoy Karen's professionalism, honesty, and openness as I have.”

February 8, 2013

------, Agile Coach Consultant

“Karen is an expert in Agile Methodology. Her Agile coaching methods smoothly align the project needs with the Agile Process and her coaching style is unique and powerful.”

January 31, 2013

------, Agile Team

“Alert and attentive, Karen is a joy to work with. She is at once assertive and collaborative, and quickly syncs up with people. She is great at observing and adjusting to what the others on the team are doing. And I love the way Karen follows up. She's great leading or following, and can switch between both on the fly. She's actually amazing this way.”

October 31, 2011

------, Agile Coach Consultant

“.... As a neophyte product owner, I looked to Karen for guidance on the Agile process, and she ramped me up on SCRUM and Agile in short order. She kept us organized, focused, and most importantly--constantly communicating. Her support was critical to helping us stand-up our prototype in about three months, which resulted in stakeholder buy-in and launching just a few months later. Karen is dedicated, will put in the time necessary to ensure a project's success and will challenge everyone on the team to leverage Agile to best effect. I very much enjoyed working with Karen and learned a great deal about Agile from her. I would recommend her for any similar role.”

August 17, 2011

------, Stakeholder & new Product Owner

“... As an Agile Coach, Karen is not afraid to push back on your process..... Karen was resourceful in suggesting processes and options that we hadn't considered before. As a result she ushered in successful changes to our daily stand up calls, our retrospective meetings and how we communicate with each other.... Her efforts were key in providing a smooth release of our flagship learning management system... Karen brings with her an extremely positive attitude and an intense vigor that created a great energy on our team.”

  March 2, 2011

  ------, Product Manager & Product Owner

"Karen ... has a strong work ethic, broad experience and depth of knowledge, and superb leadership and communication skills. She knows how to put the IT solutions in language that the client understands. She is one step ahead of the client in organizing the information so that it is user-friendly. She works well with a team of specialists of diverse backgrounds. I'd hire her in a heartbeat. She is an amazing asset to any organization."

  June 14, 2010

  ------, MD/President and CEO of Boston non-profit 

“As Board Chairperson of Kestrel Educational Adventures, I have found Karen to be an exceptional addition to our team. She joined the Board at a time when we were looking for responsible members who would bring creative new ideas to the team, and follow through with the details to implement the ideas. Karen exceeded our hopes in these respects. She has consistently contributed creative ideas to the Board and demonstrated strength in a variety of areas, including marketing, fundraising, networking, and internet and media technology. Karen not only contributes ideas, she implements the steps required to execute the vision quickly, efficiently, and effectively. I have also appreciated her ability to work with a variety of personalities in a respectful way, and her ability to keep the team focused on delivering results. I would enthusiastically recommend Karen to any team that needed someone with people skills, technical skills, and marketing skills.”

  August 25, 2009

  ------, Board of Directors Chairperson

“I have had the opportunity to work with Karen in several capacities - someone

who has worked directly for me, joint projects, and as a shared resource on the

projects that I have managed. She was a pleasure to work with in all three

capacities. She is a very conscientious individual who cares about the quality of

her work and passion for the customer. Her work ethic is to be highly

commended. She will be an asset to any organization that she joins.”

  1. December 1, 2008

  2. ------, IT Project Manager - IT PMO

“Karen's documentation is fantastic, and what is even better is that she is willing

to explain any points that need that extra human touch. Without her help, QA

would not have been able to accomplish the tasks necessary to deploy our

project on time. She is so passionate about both project and the customer being


  1. December 18, 2008

  2. ------, Senior Developer

“I've worked with Karen on a number of IT projects over the years and was

always impressed with her dedication to get the job done even if it meant going

above and beyond what was expected of her. Frequently, I called upon Karen to

provide me with technical assistance in areas where she had prior

responsibilities but had since moved on to a new position. I realize that this had

been somewhat selfish on my part but I was always confident that I would get the

help I needed in a timely manner without trying to find someone else who would

assist me as she could. I'm still trying to find someone to replace her.”

  1. December 18, 2008

  2. ------, Business Manager

“Karen is passionate, enthusiastic, driven and knowledgeable. She tackles any

and all her tasks with gusto. She will be an asset to any company.”

  1. December 18, 2008

  2. ------, Application Developer

“Karen....quickly grasps the business challenges and nuances of the problem, and her ability to translate them into clear, concise requirements has added significant value to the projects....I cannot recommend her more highly for any organization whose priority is high-level quality in communication, work product and customer satisfaction.”

November 3, 2008

  ------, IT Project Manager - IT PMO

“I found Karen to be a strong self-starter, but flexible and easy to direct when needed. She thinks strategically when talking to users and vendors and produced good documentation which was easy to incorporate into our procurement process.”

  August 16, 2009

  ------, Director of Information Services