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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 38 years to Damon Rumsch and is the proud mother of two sons: Adam and Michael (30) and has two wonderful daughters-in-law and two adorable granddaughters.

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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 Bell Performance Support Systems
  • 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 Sawyer Vice President-Healthcare & Public Institutions, Supply Chain Mgmt. & Procurement, JLL Americas


  • 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.


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  • 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.

  • Five Behaviors Personal Development

    Teamwork starts at the individual level. But in a modern workplace that is high-speed and high-stakes, how can you equip people to quickly build cohesiveness and deliver results? We have the solution.
    This new product was created to harness the power of The Five Behaviors™ across the entire organization. The Five Behaviors™ Personal Development solution teaches individuals to become better teammates by integrating Patrick Lencioni’s model at the organizational level. The goal is to completely redefine teamwork and collaboration.

    Personal Development was designed specifically to work for individuals; participants do not all need to be part of the same team. Rather, participants can carry the takeaways of this program from one team to the next, enabling a culture of teamwork. Learners at all levels of an organization can benefit from this program and adopt its powerful principles, shape behaviors, and create a common language that empowers people to rewrite what it means to work tog


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