Ken Karr, Executive Coach/Trainer

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KKKen is an executive leadership coach and expert in organizational and process design. His passion is seeing management and employees engage to set goals, implement them, measure success and continuously improve.

Ken has served clients worldwide as President of KRK Inc., Vice President of the Advance Reactor Corporation, IAEA expert, and an executive coach.

Authentic leaders who strive for superior results by effectively engaging their management team to implement and execute efficient business system energize Ken. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing strategic potential unlocked by enthusiastic and engaged employees aligned for results.

Ken is a proud husband, dad and grandpa. Outside of work you’ll find him doing community service with the Rotary Club of Charlottesville, Fluvanna County Emergency Communications, and gardening (Fluvanna Master Gardeners). Ken’s education (BChE & MEng (Chemical) (UofL), MNucEng & MS Oceanography (UofW)) is valuable in his chosen profession and also in helping area high schools motivate their students toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Ken is a certified trainer, facilitator and coach.

Professional highlight:
Leading industry teams design and implement efficient business processes for advanced nuclear electrical generating stations. Most nuclear fleets in the US now use these systems. They provide a solid basis for multiple stations to measure performance internally and across the industry and form a firm foundation for organizational learning.

Team highlight:
Having the privilege, as commanding officer, to lead 140 fellow professionals in constructing, launching, testing, and commissioning a nuclear submarine. Creating a top performing team from highly capable individuals who were, in most instances, meeting each other for the first time was a tremendous experience. Working closely with construction professionals, operational leadership, and capable engineering support, we delivered the ship on time, on budget, and achieved the highest operational and engineering ratings.

Three words someone else would use to describe me:
Thoughtful, supportive, caring

I consider a day a success if:
We’ve worked together to serve others and contributed to their success.

Tough challenge:
Being Engineer Officer on a nuclear submarine assigned to implement design and construction modifications found necessary as a result of her sister ship being lost at sea with all hands. After over two years of work, we completed successful sea trials and restored it to a fully operational condition.

Favorite quote:
“There is no greater warrior than the man who conquers himself” (Various)

Key value:
“Service Above Self” (Rotary International)

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