Stories by
Karen
Gray

Karen
Gray
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Karen Gray is an executive, career, and team coach and an Adjunct Faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has a private practice, and works with Lee Hecht Harrison coaching professionals in transition. In her executive coaching, Karen works with leaders who wish to increase their interpersonal effectiveness, are in transition and those who are developing new strategies. In her career coaching, she works with a diverse range of clients at every career stage across many industries and specialties. Karen’s business background includes work as a fashion retail executive and as an organizational development professional with extensive experience leading business units, coaching leaders, and developing teams. As Vice President of Retail and Global Development for the iconic brand, EILEEN FISHER, Karen was known for visionary leadership and developing leaders into roles which maximized their contributions. Karen led the retail organization including all stores, buying, operations, real estate, customer service, retail marketing and global expansion into Canada and the UK. Karen came to EILEEN FISHER following work in the financial services industry as well as women’s and children’s apparel. Her educational background includes a BA from Smith College, an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Masters in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, and a certificate in professional coaching from iCoachNY and Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. She is also a certified MBTI practitioner.