Dr Karen Janman

Karen gained a first class degree in Psychology from Exeter University, and a doctorate in Organisational Psychology at Oxford University.  She was awarded a ‘young blood lectureship’ at the age of 25 at University College London. Karen is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. She is BPS Level A and Level B trained and is registered to use a wide range of psychometric assessment and development instruments including OPQ, Wave, MBTI, TalentQ, Hogan etc.

Karen’s consulting career has ranged widely, including over 15 years in leadership positions at SHL (where she was Deputy Director for SHL Canada and Head of Assessment) and The Work Foundation.  She is a member of the Associate Faculty at Cranfield Business School and an Affiliate Business Psychologist with a number of other development, selection and executive coaching organisations

She has worked with a wide range of clients undertaking significant organisational change.   This has included the development, design and implementation of change and leadership programmes; executive and strategic competency and 360 degree leadership systems; assessment and development centres, talent development and succession planning.  She has extensive experience both as an executive coach and as a facilitator of senior management and executive team strategy events.  She has a particular interest in leadership and is co-author of ‘The Leadership Illusion; the importance of context and connections” (2010) Palgrave MacMillan that was shortlisted for the Institute of Management Leadership book of the year award.

Her clients span both public and private sectors.  She has worked at a strategic level with executives including: Sony Europe, Oracle, O2, Citibank, Mobinil, Vodafone, Deloittes, The Defence Academy, Mott MacDonald, Connaught, Acergy, Aviva, BP,  the Government of Dubai, ICI, NHS, English Heritage, The Law Society, The National Trust, Oxfordshire County Council, Nursing & Midwifery Council, Royal College of Midwives, RNIB, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Shelter and Unicef.

  • London - Bryn Davies
  • South - Simon Watkins
  • North - Vic Henderson Agutter
  • West - Clare Amos
  • Home Counties - Colin Barnes
  • London - Patrick Gibbons
  • London - Anne Owen
  • North - Neil Thomson
  • West - Sue Mandiwall
  • North - Mark Wilcox
  • South - Karen Janman