Favorite Quote
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has!”

- Margaret Mead

Karen A. Vernal


Founder of Vernal Management Consultants, LLC and Consultant of Vernal LLC. A highly skilled, creative professional with over 20 years of experience working with C-Suite executives as an Executive Coach/Consultant. Experienced working with a wide range of industries, for profit, not for profit, local, national and global organizations. Appreciates the value of storytelling and humor as tools for learning.

Uncommon commitment to client success
A thought leader in leadership development, emotional intelligence and coaching for performance. Willing to tell truth to power in coaching and consulting relationships. Capacity to develop and create meaningful leadership team retreats, engaging leaders in reflection, dialogue and custom designed activities that take them to deeper levels of awareness individually and collectively, resulting in renewed focus, passion and commitment for leading and transforming their organizations. Appreciated for her ability to assess leader dynamics and identify the systemic influences, providing a wholistic response to client needs. Regularly offers insights and reflections as a Biztimes Milwaukee columnist. Has also served on the faculties of Marquette University and West Virginia Wesleyan College, and is active in community and professional organizations.

What Our Clients Say About Karen 
“You have the ability to bring joy to any situation. A good sense of humor, some fun, and an unfailing belief in the intrinsic value of people guide every experience you create. There is a lot being said these days about the benefits of executive coaching. It would be a mistake to simply classify you as a coach…. I, we, have all been beneficiaries of your miracles, both large and small.”

Paul Borawski, CEO     
American Society for Quality     


Accreditations/Honors/Professional & Community Associations

  • Emotional Intelligence Coach/Trainer through the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP)

  • Named by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of Milwaukee's most Influential Women (2003)

  • Recognized by the Green Bay Packers for guiding their organizational and leadership development for six years (2007)

  • Marquette University College of Professional Studies Award for Leadership Excellence (2011)

  • Member and Past President of Professional Dimensions

  • Past Member of Council for Small Business Executives

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenvernal/

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