Karen Powell

Director and Founder, A Matter of Choice, Kokoro

Karen has spent over 20 years in senior leadership roles and has operated at board-level in UK and global businesses including Asda Walmart, George Clothing and Royal Mail, working also with ambitious SMEs.  She is a highly skilled organisational development specialist and has facilitated transformations in culture, engagement, process and profit for household names.

Organisational and personal transformation and transition is where her expertise meets her passion, Karen and her twin Sister Lesley founded A Matter of Choice, a boutique business consultancy specialising in sustainable business transformation and personal growth.  Karen & Lesley believe that everyone should have access to the tools that will give them a better future and in also established Kokoro, a not-for-profit organisation that equips young girls and women of tomorrow with the resources to change their world.

Influenced by her professional and personal experiences, Karen is dedicated to empowering women to fulfil their potential as inspiring leaders and shaping a supportive work environment.  Through A Matter of Choices groundbreaking Working Women programmes, she empowers them to realise their potential and gives them the tools to change their mindset, remove obstacles and achieve their ambitions. Karen is an authority on mental toughness and an industry leader in women’s development.