Practice Focus: Leveraged Recruiter Relationships

Dr. Karen Gurney Executive Coach

Experienced consultant you can trust.

Dr. Karen Gurney has more than 25 years of combined experience in executive search consulting, career coaching, and human resources. As the Director of Strategic Development of Career IQ, she  leverages a Masters in Business Administration and Doctorate in Economic and Workforce Development to assist clients in developing 6-Figure careers.  Dr. Gurney’s work has been featured on all the major U.S. news networks and she currently has eight online classes that teach career and business strategies in over 100 countries.

With Dr. Karen Gurney Executive Coaching, results is our watchword. This is a strategy that is open, honest and market-based.  Giving quality, professional consulting on career transitions is the most important thing we do.

Our firm’s primary focus is assisting clients on getting jobs without applying by leveraging recruiter relationships.

We also serve Universities and Professional Associations with their goal of offering cutting edge career information to their members.

Areas of Consultation


Workshops, Keynotes, and Joint Venture Packages to cross-sell strategic career consulting.


One-on-one consulting services for the busy professional that wants recruiters to come to them for the jobs they want.


5-Star Online Education Programs for self-learners, Universities, and Professional Organizations.

Executive Search Consultant | Career Transition Coach | Outplacement Consultant

Dr. Karen Gurney

Dr. Gurney focuses on cutting-edge strategies the ensure successful career transitions and income growth.

What Our Clients Say

I have had the pleasure of working Karen Gurney. Her discussions on the topics of career innovation and creativity have influenced many professional leaders. Karen always has a line of people wanting to speak with her after."

Darrell Johnson, President of NBMBAA

"Karen's deep job market knowledge, her energy and speaking abilities, and her extra-bonuses help us draw new members and hold fundraisers for the local chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBA's."

Giovanna Carrillo, President of NSHMBA

"There was so much engagement from Dr. Gurney's keynote that we had to end the event and there were still people hanging back to ask her questions. A high engagement speaker."

Michelle Epps, President of Emerging Museum Professionals

What Makes Us Different

At Dr Karen Gurney Executive Coaching, we understand that a person's career is one of the most important aspects of their lives.

Individuals make targeted educational investments that require the highest ROI possible on their professional development spend.

We treat your career with the respect it deserves.

We offer a variety of engagement packages to meet many budgets yet remain effective and results-orientated.

We are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Once you become our client, you will receive Dr. Gurney’s personal phone number so you can reach her whenever you need to.

We will review each situation and look at all available options to find the best solution.

Dr. Gurney will always represent your best interests.

Ready to Talk to Us?

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