Karen Weeks

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Change Management, Teamwork, Leadership, Management, Startups

New York, NY


Karen is a results focused, strategic partner, whose drive is to help companies build and scale their teams and culture to meet their business goals. Her passion is around talent development, organizational effectiveness, change management and helping individuals build fulfilling careers. This passion also leads to partnering with individuals on their specific development goals, no matter where they are in their career. She has helped people change directions, find a new passion, take a step into management or leadership or grow a specific skill that they were missing today.

Currently, Karen serves as the VP of People at Ordergroove, where she is building the people strategy and focuses on maintaining a strong culture during the growth stage of the company, including winning it’s first Best Companies to Work in New York! She partners with the leadership team coaching them on building and managing their teams as well as individual team members on their career goals and what motivates them on a daily basis. Karen has been asked to speak on several panels, podcasts and serve as a guest writer on change fatigue, bringing a company's values to life, scaling culture without sounding like "HR" and overall talent development. Additionally, she can be found teaching management and HR strategy courses at Baruch College. Karen’s academic credentials include an MS in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a BA in Theatre Arts from Elon University. She lives in NYC with her husband of almost 20 years and her furry babies.

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Karen saved my leadership career.
— E-commerce Client Services Leader
I am so grateful to have Karen to turn to for career advice, think about the structure of my team, and how best to partner with my own leadership team.
— Head of HR
Karen’s manager training was the most engaging sessions I have been to in my career. She had great hands on examples and tips for me to use immediately.
— Sales Manager