Karen MacKenzie is the Co-Founder and President of MacKintosh Canada, an Aboriginal owned, international consulting company. She is a highly respected authority on individual, team and organizational change including board and community development. She is a professional speaker and facilitator and works with widely diverse groups domestically and internationally including gender, age, culture, educational background, literacy, senior to front-line levels in an organization, and a variety of sectors. Karen brings her traditional knowledge of indigenous ways into the contemporary workplace as this wisdom and way of being reflect “wise practices of high performance organizations”. As an international professional speaker, Karen inspires audiences to find their inner passion and to move forward in the direction of their dreams. She challenges individuals to recognize their own gifts, talents and genius and to “let it all out”.
Karen has worked in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Her commitment to the community includes her appointment to the Edmonton Police Commission. She sits as a member of the Council of Elders for Edmonton Catholic Schools. She is a Senior Advisor to the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University. Karen was an inaugural member of the Homeless Commission for the city of Edmonton, Alberta. She is a past board member for the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) and is a member of the Advisory Council for IdeaConnector.net, a virtual learning community. She was recently honoured by her appointment to the Premier’s Advisory Council for the Aboriginal Women’s Economic Security. She is a member of Edmonton Downtown Rotary Club. She is passionate about supporting the dreams and aspirations of the people, organizations and communities. Karen is a proud Cree-Métis woman.
- Company:MacKintosh Global Consulting
- Short Bio:Co-Founder & President
May 28, 2016, 12:45
Plenary: “Dining on Diversity”Board Basics 2016