My clients describe me as inspiring, motivational and outcome focused. My strategic and enthusiastic approach to working with individuals and organisations will hellp you develop the confidence, mindset and tools to get you where you need to be.

I’m an experienced Chief Executive, Certified Executive Coach and Mentor and Non-Executive. I first qualified in Hotel and Catering Management and went on to study a Post Grad Diploma in Marketing. After a successful career in Retail and Hospitality, I’ve now worked for over 30 years in the Charity Sector, and currently contribute as a Director/ Trustee on two Boards, Cumbernauld Theatre and LifeCare, a charity which supports and empowers older people.

I worked with Scottish Waterways Trust as its Chief Exceutive from 2012-2018, where some of my greatest achievements were raising £16 million, growing the organisation’s income from £200k to £1.5m p.a. and creating the award-winning canal college, a £1.4m outdoor skills and learning programme.

I established Karen Moore Biz back in 2018, specialising in strategic reviews, organisational visioning, culture and behavioural change as well as income diversification and sustainability.

I also deliver Interim Executive Contract work and have helped over 10 organisations to fill the gap while their new senior leader is recruited; assisting organisations to transition through complex situations; including merger, legal collaborations or dissolutions, change or restructure programmes, cultural and behavioural issues within teams or organisations, and strategic Board and Governance development and reviews.

I qualified as an accredited Executive Coach and Mentor in 2016 through the Midlothian Coaching Academy and completed my training with the Thinking Project as a Time to Think Facilitator.

My style is friendly, strategic, future and solutions focused. I like to listen and get to know my coachees and mentees, understand the issues they are facing, be part of the answer if appropriate, but let them be part of finding their own solution.

I like to help clients to think and find innovative and creative solutions. I love being part of lightbulb moments.

And when I’m not working
I live in Midlothian with my partner – a long way from my home town of Liverpool, but fate brought me to Scotland and that’s where I have stayed for the last 25+ years. In my spare time, I enjoy running, cycling, walking and exploring Scotland’s natural treasures. I adore the world’s creatures but if pushed, I’d have to say cats hold a special place in my heart. I also love to cook and am at my happiest in the kitchen creating yummy vegetarian dishes.
Experience and Specialisms

3o Years in Charity Sector Senior Leadership

Organisational and Cultural Change

Leading Diverse and Complex Teams

Organisational Strategy

Coaching and Mentoring

Board Development

My Works

Scottish Waterways Trust

Before setting up KarenMooreBiz Consulting, I worked with Scottish Waterways Trust as its Chief Executive from 2012-2018. Prior to that I was the Scottish Director for The Waterways Trust 2002-2011. I have 30 years experience in the non-profit sector and non-profit organisations.

Karen Moore Biz

I established my own business in 2018 offering strategic consultancy services including Interim Executive contracts, Strategic Planning, Organisational Reviews including Governance, Vision and Culture change, Income Diversification Planning and Fundraising and Executive Coaching & Mentoring. I qualified as an accredited Executive Coach and Mentor in 2016 through the Edinburgh Coaching Academy. I completed my training with the Thinking Project as a Time to Think Facilitator.

Cumbernauld Theatre Trust

I was until recently a Non- Executive Director on the Blackwood Board and a member of the Audit and Performance Committee and I am currently Chair of Cumbernauld Theatre Trust.