All Certified NeuroTransformational Coaches have first completed a recognized coach training program* before completing all four modules of BEabove Leadership’s Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching, a total of over 81 classroom hours (in addition to their core coach training). Upon completion of these modules, our certified coaches have then completed a rigorous Certification Program, which includes additional reading, review, coaching supervision and feedback. At the end of this program, they must pass a comprehensive written test (essay format) covering key neuroscience topics, as well as a one-to-one interview and coaching proficiency test. We’re very proud to recommend all our CNTCs as transformational coaches and experts in the neuroscience of human development.

*in some rare cases, they may instead be trained as therapists — see individual information for more detail.

Karen Burke, MBA, MCC
Corporate Navigator Coach
Business Focus
A seasoned executive coach, MCC Coach with the ICF, team coach, and facilitator, Karen Burke brings over 20 years of business experience, global executive coaching, corporate leadership, and consulting roles to the table. Karen’s unique background in engineering, makes her an effective collaborator with leaders in technology both one-on-one and with teams, designing and delivering transformative leadership development.

She coaches clients at all levels, partnering to refine their leadership skills and specifically works with women in technology seeking to advance into more senior roles.


Karen is a high performing team coach in the Harvard Executive Education Program and Harvard University Women’s Leadership
Karen was previously named Executive Coach of the Year by the International Coach
As a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and Mentor Coach, Karen advises senior coaches on effective coaching
Karen is a Master Facilitator in the LHH International Coach Certified, Coach Training program.

Karen’s clients benefit from her:

Direct, personable style, strong executive presence, trustworthiness, and experience
Comfort with conflict, strong personalities, teams in conflict, ambiguity, and highly complex topics
Ability to deliver difficult information in ways that promote learning, making the intangible more tangible
Skill at articulating client gaps between “intention” and “impact” to support direct, visible, and timely change
Partnership to help clients identify and implement high-level leadership strategies to become agile in their responses to management challenges and changing market realities.

Approach and expertise: As a strategic partner for leaders and their teams, Karen facilitates assessments and assists with the design of action-oriented talent development programs.

Karen has become certified in many tools to support her clients’ needs, some of which include:

MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
EQ-i (an Emotional Intelligence Type Indicator)
LVI (Leadership Versatility Index)
Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Hogan Assessment Tools
Certified Neurotransformational Coach (Individual and Groups)
Additional studies such as Anthony Robbins Mastery University and certifications as an Executive, Team and Business Coach.

Karen’s Background: Karen holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. She is a dual citizen of the USA and Canada, speaks French as a second language, and enjoys frequent international travel for both business and exploration. Karen is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and is a past Board Member and Past President of the International Coach Federation of New England. Being of service is a strong personal value, Karen is honored to be a volunteer coach for not-for-profit organizations in the Boston area.

Boston, MA, USA
Date Certified
March 2021
Languages Spoken
English, French

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