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Kari Zee
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Organizational Design Consultant and Executive Coach with 12+ years of experience diagnosing organizational issues, implementing creative solutions, and aligning strategies to drive organizational effectiveness.

Organizational Design Consultant and Executive Coach with 12+ years of experience diagnosing organizational issues, implementing creative solutions, and aligning strategies to drive organizational effectiveness.

Kari Zee is not accepting new clients right now
Kari Zee is not accepting new clients right now
Bio

Kari provides executive coaching and leadership development that helps dynamic leaders create systemic change within their organizations and communities. Prior to devoting her work full-time to coaching, Kari worked in the electric utility industry for over a decade, designing reliable systems to energize people's lives. From engineering to business process improvement to leadership, she prides herself on her ability to initiate high-impact change by uncovering the root problem and achieving results by maximizing talent and resources to create and implement custom, streamlined solutions. Her expertise is in standing up high-performing teams and high-performing systems. From creating new business units to transforming existing business units, Kari has managed programs up to $250M by creating or improving processes, establishing departmental frameworks, and documenting clear expectations, goals, and metrics.

With a lifelong passion for disrupting the status quo, Kari understands the challenges change leaders face working inside of an existing corporate system. Her technical education and practical experience make Kari uniquely qualified to help leaders by gaining a thorough understanding of their current state, determining the future state, and working with leaders to create a strategic plan to bridge the gaps.​Kari has written for Bustle, UpJourney, DiscoveryBit, and the Inclusion Solution, and she served as a featured guest on multiple podcasts about workplace culture and leadership. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Kari has shared the virtual stage with thought leaders and celebrities such as Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. Kari is certified to facilitate 4 Lenses, an MBTI-based assessment that helps teams learn how to better work with one another. She is also a Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, which uses 360 Assessments and a Cultural Index Survey to support leaders in their growth and development. When she’s not working with the leaders of the future, Kari likes to travel and try new foods, exploring as much of the world on foot as possible.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached a VP of Marketing, helping her create a strategic business plan

  • Provided leadership development coaching to a director to support a 50% growth of his team

  • Coached a Technical Program Manager on leading people, helping him navigate from engineering to management

  • Provided communication coaching to a head of recruiting, resulting in a promotion

  • Coached a Director of Client Excellence on communicating effectively in meetings, resulting in improved employee performance

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Work History
Wade Trim
Senior Manager and Business Development Lead
Duquesne Light Company
  • Manager of Distribution Engineering
  • Site Safety Team Lead
  • Manager of LTIIP Engineering
  • Supervisor of Civil & Transmission Line Engineering
  • Business Improvement Specialist
  • Civil Structural & Transmission Line Design Engineer
Credentials
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Master’s Certificate in Project Management
  • B.S. Civil Engineering
  • B.A. Engineering Physics
  • Certified 4 Lenses Facilitator, 4 Lenses
  • Genos 360 Emotional Intelligence Practitioner
  • Professional Engineer, PA Department of State
Industry Specialties
Aerospace Defense, Logistics Supply Chain, Management Consulting, Utilities and more
Functional Specialties
Management, Operations, Project Management, Sales and more
Expertise
Mid Career, New People Manager, Experienced People Manager, Executive and more

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