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About Us

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Karen Geiger

Karen Geiger is President of Karen Geiger & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm founded in 1993 specializing in leadership and organizational development. From 1994 to 2013 she was a member of the Leadership Faculty of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. She holds a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, an M.S. in Education from Indiana University, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Rochester.

Before starting her own business, Karen was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America (formerly NationsBank) Corporation, where she held positions as Director of Corporate Training and Development, Director of Career Planning and Director of Work/Family Programs

She was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Dore Academy from 2007-2012, is a past President of Women Executives, and has been on the Boards of the Mecklenburg Partnership for Children, Success by Six, Community School of the Arts, Charlotte Mecklenburg Education Foundation, Child Care Resources, Inc., Carolinas Diversity Council, Conference Board Work and Family Research Council, and Chaired the Corporate Champions Task Force. She has been married for 34 years to Damon Rumsch and is the proud mother of two sons: Adam (32) and Michael (30) and a new daughter-in-law Virginie (30).

Testimonials for Karen Geiger & Associates, Inc.

  • One of the things I admire most about Karen is her ability to develop strong, lasting relationships with her clients. She gets to know them at a very deep level and is a true expert at diagnosing issues and offering solutions. She’s smart, creative and direct – a powerful combination.

    Meredith BellPerformance Support Systems
  • Dr. Karen Geiger creates an environment in which all talented people can reach their full potential. She persuades individuals to challenge their cultural beliefs and teaches individuals to give and receive feedback. This is instrumental for personal growth and sustaining business excellence.

    Helen Pattichides
  • I would not only recommend Dr. Geiger for future consulting opportunities, but challenge you to invite her into your organizational train of thought. Allowing her the chance to pull new ideas from your organization leadership in a collaborative environment will result in heightened leadership self-awareness which will increase your success.

    Steve SawyerVice President-Healthcare & Public Institutions, Supply Chain Mgmt. & Procurement, JLL Americas

Solutions

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is a unique learning experience that helps people discover what it takes to achieve the ultimate competitive advantage of teamwork. The New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni and the power of industry-leading workplace assessment tools come together in a breakthrough program proven to deliver business results.

  • Everything DiSC Team Solutions

    Your team can have a forum to discuss behavioral preferences as they work together, making the most of their styles and increasing both satisfaction and productivity.

  • Resolving Team Conflict

    Team Conflict can be the result of many factors including a flawed structure, ineffective leadership, ineffective meetings, or corporate culture mismatches. We can diagnose and improve your team's effectiveness using a systems approach.

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • January 03 – February 10, 2018

    Wednesday live sessions begin January 10, 2018
  • April 19 – May 27, 2018

    Thursday live sessions begin April 26, 2018
Take the next step!
Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Featured Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Organization Development
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • Authorized Partner, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • Authorized Partner, Everything DiSC
  • Authorized Partner, PXT Select