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Karen Rule specialises in transforming organisational performance through a focus on inclusive leadership practices and addressing the unique challenges of women in leadership.  With over 20 years of experience working with over 2000 executives to develop leadership skills, build transformational action plans and reach higher performance levels,


Karen is regarded as an expert in her field. Her work has included extensive individual coaching, as well as coaching in tandem with executive
leadership and development programs. 

In 2016, Karen co-designed and delivered a suite of training programs that were awarded “Australia’s Best Leadership Development Program” at the Australian National HR Awards in Sydney. Karen has worked on Women’s Development Programs in the Telecoms sector, Government and the Entertainment industries.  She is experienced across a diverse range of clients including banking, mining, health and food manufacturing industries. 

Karen offers a unique system of coaching to facilitate insights, articulate purpose, leverage strengths, understand the brain, and enable leaders to step up to the challenge of delivering on their goals.  Karen is an engaging and authentic facilitator who is passionate about advancing the careers of women and inspiring women to lead.  Through a combination of consulting, facilitation, and coaching, Karen moves the dial forward for her clients around positive cultural change.

Prior to creating the WILDA programs in 2019, Karen led her own consultancy for 8 years and has run her own consulting business since 2012.  She has consulted and delivered for many blue chip companies including McKinsey Consulting and the NeuroLeadership Institute, and spent 12 years with Shell in Organisational Development Consulting.  As a registered Psychologist since 1996, accredited Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership alumni, accredited Brain-Based Neuro Coach and facilitator, Member of Marshall Goldsmith’s LEAD60 Coaching Cohort, and London MBA graduate, she has access to a world-wide community of coaching and transformation professionals who support her work.


Karen is continually seeking ways to help her clients optimise their performance, to flourish in in times of change, and to enrich their lives and careers at work.

To get in touch, please email Karen via our contact page.

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