May 18, 2017
Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting and Big Sister Association Partner to Celebrate ICF International Coaching Week

(Wall Street Select)

March 17, 2017
Executive Coach Karen Carmody Achieves PCC Designation from ICF

(Boston Business Journal)

December 13, 2016
Executive Coach Karen Carmody Featured Coach at Sold Out Massachusetts Conference for Women

(Wall Street Select)

December 1, 2016
Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting Wins Elite Businesswoman Award

(Wall Street Select)

December 1, 2016
2016 Businesswoman Elite Awards Winner’s Supplement Article

(Businesswomen Elite)

October 5, 2016
Executive Coach Karen Carmody Provides Mentoring at CWE’s 10th Annual Women Business Leaders Conference

(Market Watch)

September 21, 2016
BBJ: People on the Move

(Boston Business Journal)

September 21, 2016
Executive Coach Karen Carmody Honored as Influential Businesswomen Award Recipient

(Yahoo Finance)

August 11, 2016
BBJ: People on the Move

(Boston Business Journal)

August 10, 2016
Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting Receives Second Consecutive Boston Award

(Market Watch)

May 18, 2016
Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting and Big Sister Association Partner to Celebrate International Coaching Week

(Boston Business Journal)

March 10, 2016
Executive Coach Karen Carmody Serves as Panelist for HBA Mentoring Program

(Boston Business Journal)

December 15, 2015
Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting’s President Karen Carmody Featured Coach at Massachusetts Conference for Women

(Yahoo Finance)

October 28, 2015
Executive Coach Karen Carmody Provides Mentoring at CWE’s 9th Annual Women Business Leaders Conference


November 3, 2015
Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting LLC Receives 2015 Boston Award

(Market Watch)

December 09, 2014
Executive Coach Karen Carmody Provides Coaching at Sold Out 2014 Massachusetts Conference for Women

(Wall Street Select)

October 30, 2014
Executive Coach Karen Carmody Honored As Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association CAP Award Recipient

(American City Business Journals)

August 6, 2014
Karen Carmody Elected to International Coach Federation of New England (ICFNE) Board of Directors

(Market Watch)

June 25, 2014
Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting LLC Receives Coveted National Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC)

(Market Watch)

June 18, 2014
Coach Karen Carmody Honored As “Rookie Coach of the Year” Finalist for International Coach Federation of New England (ICFNE)

(The Street)

August 4, 2014
Boston Business Journal: People on the Move

(Boston Business Journal)


“I worked with Karen during my recent career transition when I was trying to determine which path to take at a major fork in the road. Her ability to combine several personal assessment tools with skillful listening, guided goal setting and her own amazing brand of caring and supportive coaching style helped me to examine the steps that had gotten me to where I was, to understand what motivated and frustrated me in past positions and ultimately, to choose an opportunity that I am extremely excited to be embarking on. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking to take charge of their own career and/or life journey through introspection and intentional change. She is a great coach and mentor and just an inspiring person to interact with.”

Elizabeth Reczek, PhD, CEO, SeqLL

“Karen has worked with numerous leaders in our organization as an Executive Coach over the past two years. The results from the work that she has done is evident in the performance of those with whom she has worked. Karen has numerous tools in her portfolio that enable her to customize, for each individual, a program that would suit their specific needs. She is also able to effectively balance a listening, approachable style with an accountability protocol that has ensured successful executive coaching engagements. If you are looking for an Executive Coach to work with an individual or a group of people I would highly recommend Karen.”

Kathleen Federico, Chief Human Resources Officer, Civitas Solutions

“Karen worked with a member of my executive team who was in need of some very specific development goals. She has a fantastic way of identifying needs, developing actionable plans and helping the client formulate steps for change. The outcome was tangible over a short course of coaching and a plan is in place for the client to continue growth and I expect additional benefits.”

Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, Addgene

“Karen has been a great partner in taking my career to the next level. She has been able to use a number of tools and techniques to help me identify and leverage my professional strengths and overcome my weaknesses. With Karen’s help and support, I was able to successfully navigate a new career, transition to a new company, and continue my career in the direction that I have always wanted. Karen is not just a strong executive coach, but a valued and trusted partner and advisor.”

Chris Barr, Executive Director, Biogen Foundation

“I hired Karen during a career transition after working for 22 years with Intel Corporation. I started with Intel right out of college and was embarking on leaving the company and finding a new job and potentially a new career. I did not know what to expect, but Karen was wonderful in guiding me through my process. As an engineer, I am very logical. I found her guidance through a major transition comforting and reassuring. She helped me identify my goals and set intermediate milestones to get me to my end result. I am happy to say I have started my new job with a great company and feel confident in my ability to achieve great things in the next stage of my career.”

Lisa Rizzo-Zarr, Product Development Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation

“Karen recently worked with my leadership team to assess our performance and to identify areas where we can continue to develop to achieve even stronger results. Karen took time with me to understand both the team and corporate dynamics and was able to provide insightful feedback to help build upon our past success and define an action plan to move forward. Karen led a workshop with the team and all who attended found her to be professional, well organized, knowledgeable and above all personable. Karen’s approach to the session allowed the team to take away tangible action items that they were able to implement immediately, and we have already seen increased effectiveness, especially in our utilization of meetings to achieve desired outcomes. I look forward to the next opportunity that I will have to work with Karen.”

Peggy Taylor, Antibody Products Director, Covance

“Having taken my fair share of personality assessments, I had low expectations for the added value that the Energy Leadership Index would provide. However, my session with Karen was extraordinarily eye opening. Her deep knowledge in the ELI and mannerism made learning some not-so-pleasant traits fun and positive. Some of the information she shared affirmed personality traits that I have long identified with but now, I can truly own them. Additionally, Karen shared characteristics that have unknowingly shaped my mindset, working style, and self- identity. I have immediately put that knowledge to practice and have enjoyed using the framework to evaluate past and future decisions. Anyone who wants to go deeper in their personal and professional development must take the ELI Assessment with Karen.”

Lisa Chin, Practice Area Analyst, The Boston Consulting Group

“I invited Karen to lead “Leading, Managing & Navigating Change in a VUCA World” Workshop organized by Pfizer’s Andover Chapter of Women’s Leadership Network. The session was educational, interactive, and fun. We had very strong positive responses from the participants stating that they learned practical change management tools that they could immediately apply. I would recommend this program to anyone who is experiencing change.”

Julia Rashba-Step, Senior Director, Novel Delivery Technologies, BioTherapeutics R&D, Pfizer

“I had the opportunity to learn from Karen when she was the featured speaker at BCG’s Wellness Week. I was immediately impressed with Karen’s warm and thoughtful presentation style. Not only did she share useful information, tips, and techniques on meditation and mindfulness, but she did it in a fun and interactive way that was relatable and engaging for the audience. Whether you’re new to meditation/mindfulness or looking to deepen your knowledge, I can’t recommend Karen enough!”

Marie Ramm, Practice Area Analyst, The Boston Consulting Group

“Working with Karen was transformational for me as I stepped into a new executive role overseeing multi-state operations. Karen’s ability to connect with me and my specific needs within minutes of our first coaching session left me feeling as if we had been working together for years. Karen quickly got to know me through her approachable and intuitive style and each coaching session was developed according to my specific needs. With Karen’s help I was able to identify strengths to fuel my leadership and address areas I felt less confident in early on in our work together, opening up greater opportunities for growth.

Karen provided easy and relevant tools that enhanced my leadership style and in turn the effectiveness of my team. I reflect on my work with Karen several times a week as I continue to use and share these tools and concepts. I can confidently say my team and my organization remain stronger for it today. Working with Karen has increased my confidence, my compassion and my focus and has ultimately supported my success both personally and professionally. Karen has made a lasting impression on me and my organization. I recommend her unequivocally.”

Stacey Risotti, Vice President of Operations, The Mentor Network

Speaking Engagements

Boston Consulting Group
Featured Wellness Week Speaker: “Everyone Can Meditate…and So Can You”

Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association (HBA): ConnectCafe

Women’s Leadership Network: “Leading, Managing & Navigating Change in a VUCA World”

Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association (HBA): ConnectCafe

Cambridge Innovation Center
Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association (HBA): ConnectCafe


Woman-Owned Leadership Development Firm of the Year

Businesswoman Elite Award

Influential Executive Coach

Influential Businesswoman Award

Executive Coaching

Boston Award

Management Consulting Services

Boston Award

Program Design & Facilitation

CAP Award