Karen Lucas, Partner
Karen has more than twenty years of private and public sector business management, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience, including twelve years in the human resource consulting industry. She has
coached and counseled organizational decision-makers from diverse environments on issues impacting individual performance, development, retention and transition. Her consulting expertise in career and
life planning has assisted senior level executives in one-on-one and team situations.
One of the Founding Partners of Executive Coaching Partners, LLC, Karen previously served as Vice President of one of the largest, global, career management firms, functioning as Managing Director for
several program areas.
One of her earliest entrepreneurial ventures focused on opening and managing an out-of-state, full service office for a national, privately-held, consulting firm. Karen has significant operations management
and consulting background in the financial services industry, hands-on experience in the educational field, and academic credentials in business, education and educational psychology. Her independent
consulting practice, Visual Impact Consulting, Inc., stresses the significance of displaying an impactful visual image as part of an effective overall presentation.
Professional memberships include the National Board of Directors - Association of Career Professionals International; Association of Image Consultants International; National Association of 100 Black
Women; Human Resource Management Association of Chicago; National Association of African Americans in Human Resources; Mentor, Menttium 100; former member, Board of Directors - Black Ensemble Theatre
Company of Chicago.