Kara Gilbert is an executive coach with a passion for people, excellence and for supporting leaders to thrive in rapidly changing environments. As a coach and transformative leader with 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies and high-growth startups, Kara is laser-focused on you and aligning your values with your professional and personal goals. Executives that have worked with Kara appreciate her warmth, clear insights, and direct actionable feedback. Kara creates an atmosphere of trust – a non-judgmental listening space – from which breakthrough strategies and new insights arise. She coaches high-performing and high-potential executives to leverage their innate strengths through systems and teams to achieve consistent, next-level results – personally and professionally.
Kara is an entrepreneur and risk-taker who is known for empathetic yet honest communication, and the skills to go from boardroom to frontline with an eye on key objectives and strategy. She has pivoted herself from sales and customer success to focus on people and talent strategies to fuel growth during times of unprecedented change. Clients appreciate Kara’s ability to evaluate options, understand customers, and activate people. Kara coaches with a bold vision for the future.
If not with her husband and kids, Kara is likely on her Peloton, at yoga class, reading or volunteering. Kara enjoys travel, baking, games and any Boston sporting event.
“Kara is a perfect combination of strategic visionary, student of human behavior and all-around caring person. Kara has the ability to take in information and provide guidance and counsel that rivals the best management professionals and coaches working today."
Eric Swidey - VP of Talent Acquisition, Turbonomic
As an accomplished senior executive herself, Kara is valued as a strategic listening partner – empowering leaders to tackle their personal and professional agendas with consciousness and confidence.
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