Karen is a business consultant and the founder of SKILLINGS. Karen has worked in the Australian commercial property industry for over 20 years, in addition to holding a variety of roles across the educational training arena in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Karen’s love of technical software and publications led her to become an in-house trainer of products such as operating systems and database products. She later wrote technical manuals to support many of these early database products in Australia. This directed Karen’s interest into property-related roles later working for large national organisations both in the public and private sectors, where she managed both property and procurement portfolios.
Before forming SKILLINGS, Karen was the national manager of a workplace project management business and serviced clients across the multiple of space, change, relocation and supporting property life-cycle activities.
Since 2013, Karen has turned her attention to educating the commercial property industry, recognising that without formal training in the areas of expertise, clients receive varying levels of service for their financial investment. Karen’s love and passion for developing products that help decision makers act clearly and confidently, strategise and delegate tasks more effectively and deliver the best project results – is what makes her tick.
SKILLINGS team of product developers, educators, assessors, and consultants all share the belief that knowledge should be accessible to everyone; and that one never stops learning.