Dr. Karen L. Semien-McBride
Dr. Karen L. Semien-McBride, renowned executive, professional, business coach, business strategist, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker, puts theory to practice by overlapping psychology theory and business acumen as a way of conceptualizing how individuals execute decision making, strategies, human interaction, operational styles, emotional intelligence, and mindset shift.
She is the Chief Executive Officer of MKCircle CEO Institute. Through her commitment to creating emotional Intelligence leaders, MKCircle CEO Institute is leading a new movement in Executive Coaching programs, Corporate Counseling/P-EAP, Small Business Coaching programs, and Leadership programs for individuals, which support professional advancement and personal growth.
Dr. McBride has over 27 years of experience in the field of organizational leadership, business development, change management, strategic planning, public speaking, marketing, research, social psychology, HR, human equity, finance, executive coaching, entrepreneurship, and consulting, and business administration & higher education. Ten years of her career were spent as a C-level executive.
She is one of the most sought-after Executive Coaches, Trainers & business strategists for non-profit organizations & small businesses. She holds two doctoral degrees, a Master's and a Bachelor's in Business Administration, Social Psychology, & Organizational Leadership. Her mix of these fields of research and study brings a new perspective to work-life balance. This mix produces sustainable results for her clients, businesses, and individuals.
In 2004, she founded the non-profit organization AORW (Association of Rejuvenating Women), now the CEO Institute, which supports coaching and mentoring individuals who want to advance their professional careers, businesses, and work-life balance.
Dr. McBride puts theory to practice by overlapping psychology theory and business acumen to conceptualize how individuals execute decision-making, strategies, human interaction, operational styles, emotional intelligence, and mindset shifts.
In her extensive research on leadership attributes, human behavior, and social psychology, she and a colleague worked together to create the Operational Style Assessment that supports the formation of a Leadership Language that leaders can use to enhance our strategic decision-making, effective communication, narrative setting, social engagement and so much more.
This tool has shifted mindsets, induced Emotional Intelligence, and simply opened doors for leaders that were never open before. As you can tell, we are very excited about the professional and personal progress it has offered for so many.
In 2016, the Harvard Business Review reported that 68% of Fortune 500 company executives have Executive Coaches. Dr. McBride is closing the gap and filling the void for all executives, leaders, and entrepreneurs to embrace a new era of growth and intentional leadership.