Karen joined BizLibrary in January 2018. She is responsible for helping clients add value to their employee training programs by exploring additional BizLibrary features and solutions to implement.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Eureka, MO. I now live in St. Charles with my husband, Tim, and two sons, Mitch and Max, and my dog, Khloe.
How did you end up at BizLibrary?
A co-worker from my previous employer referred me to BizLibrary as a great place to work. I found that to be spot on.
Tell us a bit about your background.
I graduated from Eureka High School, received my BS in Marketing from Missouri State, and MBA from Lindenwood University.
I started my career after college in the insurance industry, and after several years, moved on to account management/sales in the telecom industry. In the early 2000s, I tried my hand at entrepreneurship and opened a low-carb grocery store. Unfortunately it was short lived and was absorbed into the big box stores rather quickly. Since then I’ve had a successful account management/sales career concentrating on human resource and payroll BPO solutions and services, including online business training.
During my free time I spend time with family and friends. I like to try new things, but consistently enjoy biking, running, and hiking on the Katy Trail.
What’s your favorite part of working at BizLibrary?
The people! I’ve only been at BizLibrary for a few months, but in that time I found that my opinion and ideas are valued by coworkers and management alike. It is also generally a nice place to work with a great central location and a pleasant and friendly work environment.
Describe yourself in three words.
Chill, friendly, but competitive.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself?
Why is employee training important to you?
Employee development is the cornerstone of company culture, morale, and in a lot of cases, success. There is also a compliance piece that if managed, tracked, and reported properly, can reduce liability risk of fines and lawsuits. Employee training is important to me because it is important (or should be important) to our clients.
Karen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.