Motivational speaker, coach, lifelong learner, and toxic thought disruptor.


Kari is a corporate-ladder-climber-turned-motivational-speaker and transformational change coach. She specializes in teaching people to let go of toxic people, toxic jobs, and toxic conditioning to live a life they are passionate about.


Combining her experience in engineering, project management, process improvement, and leadership, Kari challenges the status quo by uncovering and treating the root problem of generational trauma that leaves so many people feeling unworthy, dissatisfied, and hopeless.

As a coach and trainer, Kari focuses on teaching people how to overcome imposter syndrome and prevent burnout to keep them engaged and motivated to create the life they want.

When Kari teaches a topic or delivers a message, she engages with the audience and leaves them with simple, logic-driven solutions that will change their lives.

If you're looking for someone to reinvigorate you with a renewed sense of purpose and passion, then you've come to the right place.

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My mission is to put more women, transwomen, transmen, non-binary folks, LGBTQ+ members and allies, and BIPOC in charge of their lives by empowering them to overcome their limiting beliefs


My vision is to disrupt inequitable systems by teaching those worn down by them how to shift their mindsets and reclaim their confidence to find success beyond what they currently believe is possible


I believe all people deserve to live a life that makes them happy, free from persecution and limitation

My core values in supporting this belief are:

  • Safety

  • Respect

  • Authenticity

  • Intentionality

  • Commitment



Kari Zee Coaching, LLC was established in 2020 with a vision is to disrupt inequitable systems by teaching those worn down by them how to shift their mindsets and reclaim their confidence to find success beyond what they currently believe is possible.

I specialize in teaching people how to overcome doubt and push past fear to bring about dynamic and influential growth - personally, professionally, and socially - without getting burned out in the process.

By equipping people with the ability to develop the mindset and strategies that drive dynamic and influential personal growth, they can bring about transformative change. Through a variety of specializations, I demonstrate that transformative change can happen in numerous areas, including the executive suite, politics, and entrepreneurship.





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Formally trained through an International Coach Federation approved course, I have the knowledge to lead powerful discussions for mindset shifts that lead to lifelong transformations.


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In addition to my Master's Certification in Project Management, I am also certified by the Project Management Institute and have been managing large and small scale projects for over a decade.


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With dual degrees in Civil Engineering (Structural) and Engineering Physics accompanied by a minor in Mathematics, I know a thing or two about solving problems logically, creating blueprints, identifying resources, and preparing plans for execution.


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For six months, I trained in the art of process improvement under a certified Master Black Belt. I've studied the American Society of Quality principles of LEAN, SIX SIGMA, and DMAIC which means I know how to eliminate waste, get to the root of a problem, and create efficient, repeatable, and sustainable systems.



Kari Zee, PE - professional engineer, professional coach, lover of new experiences, and full-time hype-woman - is dedicated to engaging in the work to advance social progress towards positive, diverse representation and the creation of an equitable social system. Through her commitment to sharing her story and lessons learned, her vision is to empower others to pursue that which sets their soul on fire, free from the toxic thoughts that hold them back.

Prior to starting her own coaching business, Kari worked in the electric utility industry for over a decade, designing reliable systems to energize people's lives. 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.

Kari is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Associate in Project Management, and Certified Professional Coach. Though her career started as a designer in the utility industry, she discovered her true passion was working with other employees to create personalized development plans for their short and long-term career goals. She is energized by helping others discover their inner power and take control of their lives so they can live a life they had not previously imagined possible for themselves. Kari specializes in helping people overcome their self-doubts and prevent burnout in pursuit of their dreams.

She holds a BA in Engineering Physics from Thiel College, a BS in Civil Engineering (Structural) from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master's Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University Online. In 2020, she received her Professional Coaching Certification through the Academy of Creative Coaching.

In her spare time, Kari enjoys exploring the trails of the Pacific Northwest and traveling to places that offer great food and good weather.