About Karen

Experience in the seat delivers high impact results.

Karen has over 30 years of experience in healthcare, medical sales, and community leadership and parlays that experience into real-life results for her clients. Karen’s passion is to develop strong leaders armed with the tools to succeed professionally and personally. Her impressive track record of sales success with a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company, building and leading teams in the complex direct patient care healthcare space, and her exemplary record of serving her community through elected office tee her up to effectively and authentically advise clients who understand the value of lifelong learning and professional development.

Karen holds a Masters of Healthcare Administration degree from UNC Chapel Hill where she received the Deneise May-Chaney Fellowship for Outstanding Student. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana and is a Certified Executive Coach. She is passionate about her community which is evidenced by her four-term service on the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners and several non-profit Boards of Directors.

Leaders and business owners hire Karen - a Certified Executive Coach and President of Bentley Consulting Group - to help them engage and mobilize their teams, navigate change, expand their influence, and ultimately grow their business.

As BCGs founder, Karen is focused on building trusting, long-term relationships with clients by going above and beyond to ensure they get the results they are looking for. Each client is unique, so each engagement is uniquely designed in partnership with the client to ensure their needs are met.  Our methodology includes a comprehensive assessment to  identify client needs, help identify gaps and opportunities, and a thorough analysis that includes a plan with clear outcomes, timelines and milestones.  Our process provides actionable feedback, tailored guidance and long-term accountability. 

We work with individuals and organizations to bring forth changes they could not achieve on their own. We work with senior leaders transitioning into new roles, providing solutions that enable them to become effective faster; female executives working toward career breakthroughs; executives looking to expand their leadership impact; and organizations looking to improve their bottom line by reducing turnover, creating a culture of leaders, engaging their teams and preparing for a successful sale of a business.