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Karen Elkin

Executive Coach

Professional History

Karen is a dynamic coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant with a passion for learning and personal growth. With over 20 years of experience, Karen’s career has included roles in organizational and leadership development, marketing/communications, and board/executive membership for several non-profit organizations.

For several years, Karen leveraged her love of music education both through her marketing and communications work with the Royal Conservatory of Music and its affiliates, and in her earliest jobs teaching music and playing piano for children’s dance classes. Since joining Verity International, Karen has coached several clients & expanded her experience into industries such as Healthcare, Research/Technology, Manufacturing and Telecommunications. Karen believes that each of us has the power to choose ‘who’ we want to be in each moment, to lead ourselves, other and our lives.

Education & Experience

Karen is an iPEC Coaching Certified Professional Coach (ICF-accredited program), Energy Leadership IndexTM Master Practitioner, a Certified EmergeneticsTM Associate, and a VIA Character Strengths practitioner. She holds a BA in Arts Management from the University of Toronto and a MBA from the Schulich School of Business/York University, where she focused on Organizational Behaviour and Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

Coaching Approach

Verity specializes in leadership development coaching, applying an approach that identifies and builds upon people’s strengths, rather than concentrating on “fixing weaknesses”. We focus on the key leadership competencies and performance necessary for success within the organizational context. It is our belief that executives are often best coached by those with relevant executive experience, in addition to professional training in executive coaching techniques. 

Our coaching approach is based on personal and collective (organizational) aspirations, goals and performance measures, where the coachee is responsible for his/her own learning and the coach is a resource and advisor. | c. 416.529.7857

Karen Elkin, Executive Coach

Level / Function Expertise


Senior Managers

High Potentials

MBA Students

Leaders at all Levels

Coaching Focus

Developmental Coaching

Transition Coaching

Leadership Effectiveness

Motivating People and Self

Coaching Direct Reports

Managing Teams

Relationship Management

Career Management

Industry & Sector Knowledge

Government & Public Sector
Financial Services

Coaching Credentials

Certified Professional Coach, iPEC Coaching


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