Senior Consultant

Karen Embree

Years of Experience: 30+

Karen embree


Karen is a highly experienced senior financial services leader with a proven track of bringing order to chaos – a key reason she was chosen to help lead a Fortune 100 company agile transformation in 2018. In the agile space, she combines a PhD in Leadership Studies (coaching focus) with the experience of leading two agile transformations and delivering lean portfolio management (USAA and Fiserv). Karen is well versed in agile (SAFe 6 SPC, ICAgile Certified Coaching Expert, ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitation certifications), process improvement (Six Sigma Master Certification from Villanova) and portfolio/program management expertise (Certified Program Management, Certified Portfolio Management) . Key strengths include driving profitable brand growth and training/coaching cross functional teams to deliver results via agile principles and methodologies. Karen is a coach/trainer with Engaged Agility, a partner of ACI.



Agile, Digital Transformation, Leadership Coaching, DevOps Practices and Principles, Lean Portfolio Management, Project Management, Program Management, Value Stream Mapping


Industry Experience

Financial Services, Organization Change, Non-Profit



San Antonio, Texas


Best Feedback Quote (Training or Consulting)

Karen was engaging, kept a great pace, interacted with participants, brought humor, expertise and professionalism. I would absolutely take further classes with her. She made it enjoyable.

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