Karen’s background includes over 20 years’ experience with diverse clientele from corporate executives to
self-employed entrepreneurs. She has successfully supported organizations to improve the performance of their people
assets through coaching, restructuring, evaluation and strategic planning. She served as Director of Outplacement for
an executive outplacement firm, successfully helping over 1,000 jobless executives find more meaningful and satisfying
employment. She worked in training and development for a 600-employee manufacturing firm creating innovative new
training delivery systems that improved quality, customer satisfaction and reduced turnover.
Karen is a frequent speaker for the Renaissance Executive Forum and a member of the Michiana Human Resources
Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Michiana Chapter of the American Society for
Training and Development. She received her graduate degree with high honors in the masters program for counseling
and human services from Indiana University, and her undergraduate degree in education from Goshen College. Karen
is certified in Profiles International's assessment tools (PXT, PSA, PMF, CheckPoint 360) and Target Training
International's assessment tools (DISC/Behaviors, Workplace Motivators). Click here for more info.
Chuck’s background includes over 30 years’ experience in technology, most recently as Chief Information Officer.
He has worked with several organizations to improve their employee recruitment and performance development
process. He has led the implementation of several multi-site ERP systems. At an international musical instrument
manufacturer, he led the installation of a multi-lingual factory data collection system to support a high-volume shop
Chuck is certified in Profiles International's assessment tools (PXT, PSA, PMF, CheckPoint 360), and Target Training
International's assessment tools (DISC/Behaviors, Workplace Motivators) and is a Certified Information Security
Manager (CISM) from ISACA for technology risk and security management. Click here for more info. He has directed
a public company through their Sarbanes-Oxley IT audit and assessment process with successful outcomes. Chuck is
a proponent of technology planning as well as employee performance management for companies and teams. He is
a past board member for the Elkhart County Red Cross and the IUSB MS-MIT advisory board. Chuck graduated from
Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.