Karen Jo Shapiro Psy.D

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Karen Jo Shapiro is a psychologist and Board Certified Coach who specializes in leadership and career development in addition to personal coaching and assessment.

She is the owner of Your Next Steps Coaching PLLC (www.ynscoaching.com) and has been on adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, NC since 1999. At CCL she works with a number of programs to help leaders in both the corporate and non-profit sector become more effective in their work. She particularly focuses on helping these professionals raise self-awareness, build interpersonal skills, and manage their careers. She has helped many managers to enhance their team leading skills, and to become more effective coaches for their direct reports.

In her private practice (YNS Coaching) Karen Jo has led workshops for women on achieving their dreams through action planning, and also on powerful connections through networking. She works with people from all backgrounds to develop their careers, find better work/life balance, and understand their behavioral patterns. She has done pro-bono work for the Institute of Coaching in recruiting high-level volunteers. Karen Jo has undergraduate degrees in English and Spanish from Colby College and a Psy.D. from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She is the mother of two children, ages 8 and 13, and she has published two books of humorous poetry for children. (www.kjshapiro.com)