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Hi, I'm Kari

Speaker | Strategist | Lover of Life

As a Burnout Prevention Coach, I help people elevate their Life Experience by teaching them how to become the expert in themselves. My philosophy is that life can throw what it wants at you, but when you are living in full control of how you show up, you can handle any situation without getting burned out. My gift is helping people create a Life Experience they love, regardless of the circumstances.

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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, even if you are doing what you love.

If you feel:

  • Burdened by the guilt of personal responsibility to provide your services to others

  • Frustrated with the lack of resources to accomplish your goals

  • Exhausted from extreme swings between highs and lows

  • Overwhelmed by the growing list of things that need fixed

  • Drained by the lack of significant progress, resistance to change, and unreliability of others 

  • Disappointed by how much you give and how little you receive


Then you've come to the right place!

I started Kari Zee Coaching as a way for me to help others master control over their lives to achieve more freedom, balance, and peace.

A grainy photo of Kari giving a thumbs up while standing in front of the first structure she ever designed which is a steel substation reactor structure

Using STEM for Burnout Prevention

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

  • Certified Professional Coach

  • Leader


Using industry best practices, I will teach you how to :

  • Maintain your ENERGY

  • Prioritize your PERSONAL WELLNESS and

  • Master your BOUNDARIES


So that you can finally find peace and enjoy your life.

About KZC

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 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, life-long mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

How do we do it?

➤ Process Audits
➤ Strategic Planning
➤ Company Training
➤ Executive Coaching

As a Certified Professional Coach, Professional Engineer, Certified 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 the sole purpose of creating a more diverse leadership landscape in Corporate America by teaching those best suited for the roles how not to burn out on their way to the top.

As a recovering burned out over-achiever, Kari has spent the last 6 years reverse-engineering what led her to her lowest point, and she has put together the blueprint for others who find themselves on a similar path. With over a decade of experience in corporate spaces and various leadership positions, Kari has the knowledge of the challenges that exist for passionate, driven leaders who can’t get things done fast enough.

What's with the logo?

This isn't just some random shape that looks like amazing abstract art. The KZC logo is as complex and nuanced as the person who drew her up. With the proper perspective and a little imagination, three distinct images bring this logo to life.

The Kari Zee Coaching logo with a black K-shape with pink and blue shadow shapes
The Hummingbird
  • representing freedom and joy

The Turning Pages of an Open Book
  • representing curiosity and learning

The Bird of Paradise
  • representing love and thoughtfulness

hand sketch of the letter K that became the logo for Kari Zee Coaching

Oh yeah, it's also the letter K ;)

Getting Started Workflow:

1. Contact Me

Express your interest in working with me

2. Agree on Scope

We have a chat and get aligned on expectations

3. Sign the Contract

I send you the Coaching Agreement

4. Get to It

We execute the plan


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Kari Zee, PE, CPC

Kari is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Associate in Project Management, trained process improvement specialist, Certified Professional Coach, and experienced leader.

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,






Core Values

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.

In her spare time, Kari enjoys trying new things and traveling to places that offer great food and good weather.

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