Hi, I'm Kari
Speaker | Strategist | Lover of Life
As an Executive Coach, I help people maximize their results by activating the superpowers within them. My philosophy is that each of us has the knowledge and ability to create the success we desire. With a coach in your support network, you get a brainstorming partner, an objective perspective, and someone to hold you accountable while cheering you on.
Calling all passionate change leaders!
Are you passionate about driving systemic change in your organization or your community? Excellent.
Unfortunately, passion doesn't preclude you from burning out, having doubts, or getting stuck.
If you feel:
Frustrated with the lack of resources to accomplish your goals
Exhausted from giving so much of yourself without seeing returns
Overwhelmed by the growing list of things that need done
Drained by the lack of progress, the resistance to change, and the unreliability of others
Then you've come to the right place!
I started Kari Zee Coaching as a way for me to help others achieve more freedom, balance, and peace while they make their dreams a reality.
Using STEM for systemic change
Life's complicated. I'll help you simplify it. My expertise in multiple STEM fields means you can expect practical, logical, and sustainable solutions.
Licensed Professional Engineer
Certified Associate in Project Management
Quality Process Improvement Specialist
Associate Certified Coach
Kari Zee Coaching, LLC is an LGBTQIA+ and woman-owned business that serves as a people-first Consultant to executives and change leaders struggling with burnout and imposter syndrome as they work towards creating systemic changes within their organizations and communities.
Our goal is to eliminate the stress that comes with change management, program execution, and employee development by sharing our knowledge from root-cause analysis and providing simple and practical tools for sustainable progress and well-being.
How do we do it?
➤ Executive Coaching
➤ Training and Facilitation
➤ Workshops and Strategic Planning Sessions
As an Associate Certified Coach, Professional Engineer, Certified Associate Project Manager, and Process Improvement Specialist with a lifelong passion for disrupting the status quo, Kari helps frustrated and driven leaders find more balance and peace without sacrificing effectiveness.
Kari started Kari Zee Coaching with a vision of creating a more diverse leadership landscape in Corporate America by leveling up the knowledge, skills, and abilities of current and future leaders to create a new legacy for themselves, their organizations, and their communities.
With over a decade of experience leading business transformation and people development in corporate spaces, Kari has the knowledge of the challenges that exist for passionate and driven leaders who can’t get things done fast enough.
Kari Zee, PE, ACC
Kari is the founder of Kari Zee Coaching, LLC, an executive coaching and leadership development company that helps dynamic leaders create systemic change with their organizations and communities.
Her clients include:
Leaders of a US naval base and shipyard
Heads of non-profit organizations
Executives of startups and major organizations
Women in construction
Leaders of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Prior to devoting her work full-time to Kari Zee Coaching, Kari worked in the electric utility industry for over a decade, designing reliable systems to energize people's lives. From engineering to business process improvement to leadership, she prides herself on her ability to initiate high-impact change by uncovering the root problem and achieve results by maximizing talent and resources to create and implement custom, streamlined solutions.
Her expertise is in standing up high-performing teams and high-performing systems. From creating new business units to transforming existing business units, Kari has managed programs up to $250M by creating or improving processes, establishing departmental frameworks, and documenting clear expectations, goals, and metrics.
With a lifelong passion for disrupting the status quo, Kari understands the challenges change leaders face working inside of an existing corporate system. Her technical education and practical experience make Kari uniquely qualified to help leaders by gaining a thorough understanding of their current state, determining the future state, and working with leaders to create a strategic plan to bridge the gaps.
Kari has written for Bustle, UpJourney, DiscoveryBit, and the Inclusion Solution, and she served as a featured guest on multiple podcasts about workplace culture and leadership. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Kari has shared the virtual stage with thought leaders and celebrities such as Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child.
Kari is certified to facilitate 4 Lenses, an MBTI-based assessment that helps teams learn how to better work with one another, and she is also a Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner which uses 360 Assessments and a Cultural Index Survey to support leaders in their growth and development.
When she’s not working with the leaders of the future, Kari likes to travel and try new foods, exploring as much of the world on foot as possible.
Kari 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.