Karen Sticher MBA BSc Chartered MCIPD

Karen is our CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and still finds time to facilitate business games, train and coach. A Business Management Executive with twenty years Change and Project Management experience and a MBA scholarship.

She’s passionate about bringing people together to achieve new possibilities, and interjects her business experience with high energy and determination, engaging and empowering Elite Training delegates.

Her experience is cross-industry, in management consulting and training roles. Karen worked her way up large global corporations and thrived in both established SMEs and entrepreneurial environments. She has successfully:

  • Created high performing teams and built strong partnerships
  • Used her strong leadership skills to mobilise and develop multi-functional international teams
  • Developed and run fun, bespoke, interactive training programmes, utilising business games for maximum impact
  • Delivered large scale cost reduction programmes, regulatory requirements and system implementations across the whole project lifecycle
  • Directed finances, people and logistics on senior management teams, in COO, CFO and CTO roles
  • Ensured companies and departments ran effectively and efficiently, from developing strategies to business transformation.

Her business management training specialties include: Business writing, change management, customer services, diversity and inclusion, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, managing peopleletter writing, mentoring, presenting skills, project management and report writing.

Her first-hand experience in developing and testing games, and of the modules she trains, adds depth to her captivating delivery.

She believes continuous learning and improvement is key to success and has supported this with formal qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Cranfield School of Management
  • Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics, University of Warwick
  • Project Management: PRINCE2 Practitioner & APMP
  • Personnel Development: Chartered MCIPD, BPS Level A, NLP Practitioner
  • Marketing: CIM Postgraduate Diploma.

She is a recognised senior management coach and ambassador of diversity and inclusive leadership.