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Karen S Altekruse 

Executive Excellence  Executive Coach
Appleton, WI

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Appleton, WI
Executive Excellence
Executive Coach
PO Box 853
Appleton, WI 54912

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Certified by a professional coach training school
Doctorate/advanced degree
Associate Certified Coach


Karen has 30 years of business and nonprofit executive leadership and management experience including business ownership, higher education/adult learner classroom instruction and department leadership, mid and senior-level healthcare industry management, coaching and roundtable/group facilitation.   As a faculty member at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), she leveraged her experience to help reactivate a shuttered entrepreneur resource center and ultimately transitioned to Director of the  center directing strategy and tactical operations and ensuring NWTC became the driving force of regional economic development.


With a focus on business owners, executives, and managers, Karen has worked with the leadership teams to leverage talent and achieve desired goals,  providing one-on-one coaching and group facilitation.  She guides clients through strategic and sales planning and facilitates monthly peer-to-peer roundtable meetings.  Karen facilitates training with engaging and interactive workshops on various topics including speaking and presentation skills, leadership, business growth, customer-centered design, and planning.


Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI; MBA with Executive Coaching Certification and BS, Marketing Management, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE.


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Professional Affiliations:  International Coach Federation (ICF); National Speakers Association (NSA); Association for Talent Development (TD); Toastmasters International; Wisconsin Business Innovation Association (WBIA); United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE); National Association for Women Owned Businesses (NAWBO).  Licenses:  Licensed Consultant, The One Page Business Plan®; Lowe Foundation, PeerSpectives® Licensed Facilitator.  Dale Carnegie Graduate & Graduate Assistant.Franklin Covey Certified Facilitator, TD Expert Coach designation