AIE blog and case studiesKaren Wilkins Occupational Psychologist

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As an Occupational Psychologist who has freelanced for the last 15 years, Karen has a wide range of experience in individual, team and organisational development in both the public and private sector. Over the years she has tended to specialise in assessment, development and coaching, but has been involved with projects that include career counselling, competency development, team building and management training.

She has acted as an assessor/facilitator on countless Assessment and Development Centres – including many years on the Cabinet Office Fast Stream Assessment Centre panel – providing analysis, reports, feedback and coaching tailored to personal objectives and organisational requirements. Other recent assessment centres include BERR, DWP, NHS, National Probation Service and Identity and Passport Service.

She is also a qualified coach with experience of career, business and stress management coaching. She is familiar with a number of models of coaching and therefore her style is eclectic, adapted to an individual’s style, needs and preferences. She also holds Level A and Level B Certificates in Occupational Testing and is proficient in the use of a variety of instruments – including 16PF5, OPQ32, Firo-B, Hogan Development Survey, Saville Consulting Wave, Talent Q Dimensions, PRISM, Myers Briggs Step I & II, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis and Landscape of the Mind. She is particularly skilled in analysing individual and team styles, preferences and development needs, and facilitating changes and improvements.

Recent assignments include a SMT development programme for the Chartered Institute of Physiotherapists, diversity competence assessment and coaching for London Underground, and leadership events for the London Borough of Islington. Previously she has worked with a number of clients including T-Mobile, Nottingham Council, Carillion Construction Group, Slough Council and Ofsted.
Always open to learning and developing, her current interests include systemic and complexity thinking models and tools, ethical business practice related to environmental and social justice, enabling creativity and innovation, and supporting individuals to achieve their full potential authentically.