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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.

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Calling all passionate change leaders!

Are you tired of doing the same thing and getting the same sub-par results?

Then it's time to do something different.

If you are ready to challenge the "way you've always done it" and drive progress on your goals, then you are in the right place! I started Kari Zee Coaching to help others create the future they want to live in. Read on to learn more about my expertise and how partnering with me can optimize your efforts for maximum results.

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Using STEM for systemic change

Life's complicated. I'll help you simplify it. My expertise in multiple STEM fields means you can expect simple, logical, and sustainable solutions.


  • Licensed Professional Engineer

  • Certified Associate in Project Management

  • Quality Process Improvement Specialist

  • Associate Certified Coach

  • People Leader

About Kari Zee Coaching

Kari Zee Coaching, LLC is an LGBTQIA+ and woman-owned business that serves as a people-first Consultant to executives and change leaders working towards creating systemic changes within their organizations and communities.

Our goal is to launch organizations to new heights by activating the leader within every individual, maximizing their strengths, and empowering cultural transformation for sustainable progress and well-being.

How do we do it?

➤ Executive Coaching and Leadership Development
➤ Training and Facilitation
➤ Workshops and Strategic Planning Sessions
➤ Assessments

As a Professional Certified Coach, Professional Engineer, Certified Associate Project Manager, and Process Improvement Specialist with a lifelong passion for disrupting the status quo, Kari helps visionary and driven leaders turn their ideas into reality.

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 and government spaces, Kari has the knowledge of the challenges that exist for change leaders who want to see themselves, their colleagues, and their company thrive.

How to work with me

1. Contact Me

Express your interest in working with me

2. Agree on Scope

We have a chat and get aligned on expectations

2. Sign the Contract

I send you the documents and we both sign

4. Execute the Plan

We do the work and get those results


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Kari Zee, PE, PCC

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. 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.

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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.


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