Karen Schroeder, OKRs.com Certified Coach

About Karen

Karen is a strategic execution expert.  She has helped dozens of organizations achieve their strategic and operational goals.  She has taken roles in the strategy and finance groups of large corporations as well as smaller companies across a wide range of industries including high-tech, healthcare, non-profit, energy, retail, and banking.

Karen met Ben in 2004.  They were focused on financial modelling and rolling forecasts.  Ben and Karen started using OKRs way back in 2011 when they worked together for several years at a start-up in the Silicon Valley.  After leaving the start-up, Karen returned to strategy execution.  In 2018, she reconnected with Ben and realized that OKRs coaching was the missing element to translate strategy into improved corporate performance.  She embraced the opportunity to make the transition to OKRs coaching.  Her recent OKRs coaching engagements span companies across software, real-estate development, food and beverage, finance, and healthcare. 

Karen completed her Master’s at London School of Economics and obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Ludwig-Max University of Munich.  She recently received her Certificate in Sustainable Finance from Columbia University and currently resides in New York.

Areas of Expertise

  • Using OKRs to connect high-level strategy to action plans and work programs
  • Developing and honing mission statements to create purpose and context for OKRs
  • Combining coaching with a “train-the-trainer” approach to ensure the benefits of OKRs are realized over the long haul

What Clients Say

Karen’s OKRs coaching was invaluable. After Ben’s onsite training to get us going, Karen helped us rollout OKRs across the entire company. We found her to be extremely knowledgeable and would definitely work with her again!


Tasha Carter

Talent Acquisition Manager,
CenterCal Properties