Karen Breen

Karen Breen

Location: Chelmsford, MA


Karen Breen is a certified executive coach (CCPEC, ACC) who ignites better leaders, stronger companies, and more purposeful work. Specializing in strategic planning, career transitions, and organizational change, leaders dealing with high-stakes, complex issues seek Karen as a strategic thought partner to chart and navigate the best path forward for themselves, their teams, and their company.

Marrying deep executive coaching expertise with over thirty years of real-world corporate leadership, Karen has guided more than a hundred senior leaders on their journeys to greater professional success and personal fulfillment. With just the right touch of champion and challenge, candor and warmth, questions and insight, clients are amazed at how quickly they achieve forward progress and profitable outcomes with Karen in their corner. She understands their challenges, knows how to navigate the organizational system, and speaks the language of business.

Karen has 36 years of experience driving actionable B2C and B2B growth strategies that solve real sales challenges. As a Fortune 30 VP, Karen differentiated performance through strategic leadership, turning sales potential into realized revenue, and building new organizational capabilities. She is skilled in aligning corporate and field strategy, getting things done within matrixed organizations, doing more with less, and winning support from gatekeepers with crossed arms.

The pace of innovation in media and technology presents both opportunity and challenge. Seizing that opportunity amidst marketplace shifts while leading individuals and teams to next-level performance, gracefully navigating teams through change, and mentoring individuals to spark work-life joy distinguished Karen’s impact over her career.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Change Management
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Executive Presence
  • Mindfulness
  • Onboarding

Industry Experience

  • High Tech
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Professional Services
  • Startups
  • Telecommunications


  • English


  • Suffolk University - MBA, Marketing/Finance
  • Northeastern University - BA, Journalism/Political Science


  • Hogan
  • AIIR Coaching Mindset Index
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey
  • AIIR Dynamics 360

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