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“I love times of transition. You get to invent the future!”

-Karen Pery


Karen Pery is the heart of Karen Pery Coaching + Consulting, Co-Founder of Into the Fire Leadership, Founding Partner of Pery Consulting Group and a Senior Consultant with CultureSync.


Coaching and consulting since 2007, Karen has more than 15 years of executive leadership in the nonprofit sector, ranging from colleges and universities to nationally recognized social service agencies. The common thread she brings to her work is a passion for engaging everyone as leaders to look at challenges critically and creatively to generate more powerful and meaningful outcomes. She identifies individual and organizational strengths, and provides keen insights to develop, grow and sustain a collaborative leadership culture. Her focus is centered on building capacity and expanding individual and team strengths to cause greater impact.


Karen offers an experiential approach to coaching and leadership, using unconventional teaching tools including surfing, ballroom dancing, horsemanship, race car driving and pottery to help her global clientele create innovative solutions and develop heightened awareness towards their personal and professional growth.


Karen is a CTI Leadership Graduate and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and has met the requirements for the PCC Credential with the International Coach Federation. In addition, she earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA where she was an Alumni Scholar. She is Past President of the International Coach Federation in Los Angeles.


Karen and her husband split their time between Los Angeles and Santa Ynez, California with their children Jake and Ellie, dogs Ruby and Zuma, a small flock of chickens, a herd of rescued horses and two donkeys named Jack and Jill.

Bullet Point Bio

  • Alumni Scholar at UCLA (Bachelor’s degree in Political Science)
  • Master’s degree in Counseling (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Coaching since 2008, earned certification (CPCC) in 2010
  • Took up surfing and horseback riding in my 40s
  • Wife, Mother, Adopter of dogs and horses, Foodie
  • Obsessive and passionate about 1) developing people to create the future  and 2) making dreams come true
  • Can use any experience to teach leadership

Described as...

  • an inspiring catalyst
  • deeply intuitive
  • real
  • fun and fierce
  • open to having any conversation, asking tough questions with compassion
  • able to walk the line between coaching and therapy with grace and style
  • magical

Think Big!

You don’t hire a coach to stay the same, and if you’re here right now, you are up for big work. Your future is waiting to be created!