Karen Bassil, Middle East
(coaches in French, Arabic, Spanish and English)
Leadership and Career Coach, Karen is results-oriented with extensive experience in supporting employees on their career and personal journey.
Karen partners with leaders during periods of transition to build inner balance, a sense of achievement and purpose in the different stages of their life. Authentic and passionate about people’s development, she combines her background in human resources and her training as a career and leadership coach in helping individuals focus and achieve the ideal image they have of themselves. Karen coaches in French, Arabic, English and Spanish.
Experience and qualifications
Karen has worked as a Coach with diverse cultures and across several industries such as Banking, Education, FMCG, Retail, Consultancy, Automotive, Oil & Gas and Hospitality. She has experience in family businesses, multi-national blue-chip companies and government entities and effectively coached clients at: General Electric, Booz Allen Hamilton, INSEAD, London Business School, Shell, Gucci, Chanel, Etihad Airways, Dubai Airports, Mc Kinsey, Kuhne N’ Nagel, Legrand, Chalhoub Group, Adnoc, L’Oreal, IBM, Jaguar, Danone, Adia, Wasl hospitality, Wunderman, Varian Medical, Amgen and Idemia. Karen holds a Master’s Degree from Sorbonne University in Paris in Human Resources with a Major in Coaching. She is a Certified Professional Coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in New Jersey and is a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index tool.
She is PCC ICF certified with more than 2000 hours of coaching practice and is certified in Group coaching essentials.
Approach to coaching
Moving from victimhood and inner conflict to taking responsibility for their choices, Karen’s training and experience allows her to understand what is holding individuals back from creating the life they want, by reflecting on their perceived fears and internal barriers. She then equips them with the understanding and skillset they need to develop the desired behaviours and attitude to find inner peace and fulfilment in the various interconnected roles they play in life. In her approach she taps into her client’s creative side through art exercises, moving them from doing to being, from head to heart and from thinking to feeling.
On a personal note, Karen has lived in 9 different countries across America, Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa and it is through that, that she has developed a sharp inter-cultural sensitivity and a practical understanding of how any transition can be turned into a transformative opportunity. Karen is blessed to be a mother of a 3 year old boy, who she believes is her greatest student, teacher and source of inspiration in life.
“I had the wonderful experience and pleasure of working one-on-one with Karen. She is very quick in understanding the holistic picture. Her commercial experience together with insight to situational and personality traits greatly assisted me in breaking the complexity down into manageable pieces and brainstorming to find positive forward moving paths. Karen is an amazing Coach, drawing on a wonderful knowledge and understanding in so many aspects of life, and business. Working with Karen generates outstanding value, and is very rewarding, personally and professionally.”