Karen Main, CEO/Founder

Karen Main, MA, PhD, ABD, University of Denver

Karen is considered a leader in the training industry. Her programs and educational events have received numerous accolades, including awards by Mountain States Employer’s Council, Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the International Personnel Management Association – Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and the Asch Center @ The Harvard Kennedy School.

In addition to her academic credentials, Karen is certified by Harvard in “The Art & Practice of Leadership Development” and is an Advanced Associate with Emergenetics, Int. She also holds certifications in mediation from CDR Associations (Boulder, CO), and is a certified ToP Facilitator

She coaches C-suite executives to front-line employees and adapts her presentations easily to different industries and professions. She's proud to be a regular contributor and speaker for industries such as pupil transportation, auditing, finance, water and wastewater, information technology, higher education, and others. 

Trusted Colleagues

Karen partners with some of the brightest brains and sharpest wits in the western region:


Charles T. Passaglia, Esq.

Employment Law Solutions


Steve Klett

mcGuire + klett design, inc.


Jo Matoon Associates


Debra Fine

Keynote Speaker & Trainer, Best-Selling Author

Richard Gerstberger

Tap Resource Development Group






"Karen is a great presenter. She is extremely personable. She speaks from experience. She is comfortable with the material and it shows. She makes a class that very easily become dull and boring into a class that is exciting and fun. Her use of activities and concepts to present really enhance the quality of her workshops. I always look forward to go to a Karen Main class!"


Neal Johnson

City of Greeley

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Denver, CO, United States



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