Thought Leaders

We are thrilled to have a broad talent base sharing their insight and lessons learned as they network with their peers.

Several Chicagoland Learning Leaders have recently presented at a conference or a peer networking session and we have been fortunate enough to archive their lessons learned for our members. You can hear a preview of one of their recent sessions by click on the listen to hotlinks below.

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Karen Kocher
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Karen Kocher

General Manager, 21st Century Jobs, Skills and Employability
Microsoft

Karen Kocher is a Senior C-Suite Executive recognized for her business savvy, and innovative approach, with a distinguished career using foresight, design thinking and insights within global multi-national organizations. She has in-depth expertise in general management, P&L leadership, human resources, healthcare and sales with extensive experience in insurance, information technology, consulting, and business outsourcing across the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Demonstrated adeptness at transforming organizations and maximizing results through talent in both simple and complex circumstances.

As a skilled executive Karen is a proven change leader, and engaged business partner, focused on identifying, initiating, and implementing emerging next practices, innovation, and process efficiency and effectiveness, through challenging of paradigms, managing polarities and influencing leaders to embrace new approaches. She is a disruption attuned leader who recognizes when risks need to be taken to move in new and emerging directions, and is savvy at influencing and helping others connect to and embrace the need for change.

Karen has been honored with numerous awards such as: Human Resources Super Achiever Award, Mumbai, India, 2016; Chief Learning Officer Magazine Cover story, Jan 2014, and the Brandon Hall Strategy Award to name a few.

View Karen's Personal Online Profile to connect with his or her network of learning professionals.

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