Karin is a Fellow with Oxford Leadership.

She is passionate about helping leaders and organisations grow and excel. Karin has over 30 years of professional experience both within organisations as a leader and change driver, and externally as a trainer, executive coach, senior consultant and master facilitator.


Prior to joining Oxford Leadership Karin had an international career in the IT sector leading large change projects for European banks, with global companies such as Hewlett Packard and TRW Financial Systems.

Her interest in the dynamics of change inspired her to move from pure IT to business process and quality management, and later on to sustaining leadership and organisational development. Karin’s business and people background enable her to build strong bridges between systems, processes, strategy, and people. Her areas of focus are leadership development, building employee engagement, and enabling culture change.

Karin’s approach is systemic and her focus is on long term sustainable impact. She is valued for her ability to enable alignment, engagement and accountability. As a facilitator she excels in building trust, openness and depth.


Karin holds Masters degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In addition Karin holds certificates in; Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT), Coaching (Coach University), Graphic Facilitation Skills (The Grove Consultants International), Mindfulness, Systemic Constellations, Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), and Solution focused facilitation and coaching (Ilfaro).


AkzoNobel, Telefonica, BASF, Novartis, Sibelco, Metro AG, Roxtec, L’Oréal, SN Brussels Airlines, Danske Bank, ING Bank.

Under the inspiring guidance of Karin Verhaest we ran a Self Managing Leadership Workshop, in the midst of a reorganisation. Thoroughly prepared, Karin displayed an exceptional level of effort and dedication to the process, exerting the perfect balance between empathy and assertiveness. Karin’s skilled approach was highly effective and resulted in the team taking ownership of these challenges.
Jean CharretteurGlobal Non Food Commercial DirectorMetro
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