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Karen Geiger

Karen Geiger is President of Karen Geiger & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm founded in 1993 specializing in leadership and organizational development. From 1994 to 2013 she was a member of the Leadership Faculty of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. She holds a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, an M.S. in Education from Indiana University, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Rochester.

Before starting her own business, Karen was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America (formerly NationsBank) Corporation, where she held positions as Director of Corporate Training and Development, Director of Career Planning and Director of Work/Family Programs. She has also served as a Stream Co-Chair for the Equality Diversity and Inclusion International Conference and co-authored an article with Dr. Cheryl Jordan called "The Role of Societal Privilege in the Definitions and Practices of Inclusion" for the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Journal in 2014.

She was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Dore Academy from 2007-2012, is a past President of Women Executives, and has been on the Boards of the Mecklenburg Partnership for Children, Success by Six, Community School of the Arts, Charlotte Mecklenburg Education Foundation, Child Care Resources, Inc., Carolinas Diversity Council, Conference Board Work and Family Research Council, and Chaired the Corporate Champions Task Force. She has been married for 34 years to Damon Rumsch and is the proud mother of two sons: Adam (32) and Michael (30) and a daughter-in-law Virginie (30).

Testimonials for Karen Geiger & Associates, Inc.

  • The last two years I have had the pleasure to learn from Dr. Geiger. She has been instrumental in listening and challenging my train of thoughts as a leader. Her masterful techniques and style has given me a new perspective and roadmap.

    Steve SawyerVice President-Healthcare & Public Institutions, Supply Chain Mgmt. & Procurement, JLL Americas
  • Dr. Karen Geiger creates an environment in which all talented people can reach their full potential. She persuades individuals to challenge their cultural beliefs and teaches individuals to give and receive feedback. This is instrumental for personal growth and sustaining business excellence. Karen practices what she preaches as a leader.

    Helen Pattichides
  • It’s an honor to say that I've worked with Karen for more than 14 years. Karen has used our 20/20 Insight feedback system during that time to provide customized assessments for her clients. She excels in working with organizations to ensure successful implementation of this technology, whether for individual 360 feedback or team development.

    Meredith BellPerformance Support Systems

Solutions

  • Executive Coaching

    Karen Geiger provides a place to plan and improve your performance, satisfaction, work relationships, and/or life balance. I become your supporter which includes helping you face how you are perceived, finding ways that you can authentically maximize your influence, and holding you accountable for change. This is all done in a context that allows for imperfection, humanity, and reflection.

  • PXT Select

    PXT Select™ makes the very human decisions about hiring simpler and smarter, filling the gap between the resume and the interview. It provides organizations with actionable objective data about candidates in a simple to understand format that can help you to interview better and hire smarter. It is an online selection assessment that measures a candidate’s cognitive abilities, behaviors, and interests, equipping your organization and hiring managers with easy to understand information about the candidate, and provides intuitive questions to strengthen the interview process.

    Reports available with PXT Select™ include:
    o Comprehensive Selection Report
    o Multiple Positions Report
    o Multiple Candidates Report
    o Team Report
    o Manager-Employee Report
    o Individual’s Feedback Report
    o Individual’s Graph
    o Coaching Report
    o Performance Model Report

  • Leadership and Organizational Consulting

    Karen has a wide range of experience, tools, and resources to help you identify and use the most powerful levers to create the organization, success, or life you envision.

Featured Skills

  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Teamwork Optimization
  • Strategic consulting
    • March
    • Hired As sales manager
    • Great resume
    • Impressive background
    • Interviewed extremely well
    • Seemed like a good team player
    • July
    • Discovered
    • Prefers working alone
    • Isn't concerned with performance of others
    • Slow and inaccurate working with numbers and data
    • March
    • Hired As sales manager
    • Great resume
    • Impressive background
    • Interviewed extremely well
    • Seemed like a good team player
    • July
    • Discovered
    • Prefers working alone
    • Isn't concerned with performance of others
    • Slow and inaccurate working with numbers and data
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Credentials

  • PXT Select Authorized Partner
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner
  • Vital Learning Affiliate Partner