Meet Karmen Masson
With more than twenty years of experience in private and public sector legal practice combined with dynamic roles in senior management and leadership, guiding teams of two to 275, Karmen inspires confidence as a coach, facilitator, and trainer.
After spending the formative years of her legal career in private practice with a focus in civil litigation and family law, Karmen transitioned to the public sector where led the development and delivery of innovative programs and services in family law. She also supported judicial leadership for six years as Executive Legal Counsel to the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and later led teams of 275 employees across the province as Executive Director of Court of Queen’s Bench Administration.
Karmen’s experience as a trusted advisor, solver of ‘people problems’, and builder of positive relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders gives her a unique ability to help others calm the chaos, find focus, and deliver results.
With a desire to continue to sharpen her leadership skills and engage and empower others at deeper levels, Karmen obtained a graduate certificate in executive coaching from Royal Roads University in 2017. Since then, she has been accredited as a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, trained as a Professional Mentor Coach, and is completing post-secondary certifications in Conflict Coaching and in Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
As a coach, Karmen is known for being warm, empathetic, and insightful. No matter if she is coaching on the topic of conflict management, leadership development, or career progression she is a keen observer of people’s strengths, driving out the best in each person. She finds joy in guiding others as they dive after their pearls, developing new insights and perspectives, overcoming challenges, and gaining clarity and confidence.
She also has a knack for creating engaging and inspiring learning environments. Her ability to genuinely connect with others, create safe and respectful spaces, and guide the learning process, leaves participants feeling competent, capable, and confident.
On a personal note, Karmen views her greatest successes as raising two brilliant children with her spouse and contributing to the community through volunteer service and leadership.
Here are a few examples of how Karmen’s clients describe her:
“Karmen is fiercely intelligent and intuitive, with a heart of gold and amazing listening skills, always bringing clarity to the core of matters.”
“I am so glad Karmen was my first coach ever! By utilizing exceptional listening and critical thinking skills, a warm and non-judgmental approach, and her pure passion for helping others along with her integrity, I could open up and trust her.”
“I was surprised at how easy the process was and how well Karmen facilitated me through my thought process to get to where I wanted to go.”
If you would like to talk with Karmen and see if you might be a good fit, schedule a complimentary consultation by filling out the contact form below.