Karen Tweedie

Karen Tweedie

Hampton, Australia


  • APAC

Karen Tweedie is located in Melbourne, Australia. She is an executive coach with extensive experience in performance, career, and transition coaching. She has coached CEOs, MDs, Senior Executives, and those aspiring to senior roles across the telecommunications, IT, banking & finance, health, mining, manufacturing, and consulting industries. Karen works with leaders to support them to achieve their objectives by getting the most from all the resources available to them – particularly their people and key stakeholders. In this way, the leader can set a team culture that authentically aligns their vision and values with that of the organization.

Karen pioneered the International Coach Federation (ICF) in Australia. As Global Board Chair of the ICF in 2009, Karen faced the challenges confronting many leaders – managing a geographically and culturally diverse team across multiple time zones. She focused on building strong relationships between the elected board and the management team that served it, developing strategic relationships with other key players, and ensuring the right level of inclusion within the organization whilst delivering on its strategic objectives.

Karen’s unique approach to coaching leaders is informed by a systemic mindset, seeing the leader’s role in terms of the broader organizational system. She always customizes her approach for the particular client. With some clients, she will call on Systemic Constellation principles to map the complex (and simple) human and organizational systems of which they are a part, to reveal hidden dynamics and new resources, bring to light new perspectives and possibilities, test approaches and/or re-focus efforts to reinvigorate their achievement and contribution to the organization.

As a leader, Karen navigates change with courage, a keen sense of the ridiculous, and an infectious sense of humor. As a coach, she enjoys finding whether a situation requires focused, serious thought or a good belly laugh. Karen is a coaching educator, supervisor, and author of a chapter on Issues of Gender in Coaching (Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching, Jossey-Bass 2011); committee member of the Australian Standards Organization’s Handbook of Coaching in Organisations (HB 322 – 2011).


  • Genos Emotional Intelligence 360
  • Hogan Assessments
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
  • NLP Traine


  • Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching, Swinburne University
  • Bachelor of Education, Melbourne University

Practice Areas

  • 360-Degree Feedback
  • Coaching For Results
  • Communications
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive On-Boarding
  • Executive Team Coaching & Development
  • High-Potential Executive
  • Systemic Mapping Diagnostics
  • Team Coaching & Facilitation
  • Workshops