Karen Fugle

Karen is an Executive Coach and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, who specialises in working with architects, designers and AEC professionals. Karen originally trained in New Zealand as an Architectural Designer, working in Interior Design, Architectural and Engineering offices. She came over to the UK in '97, a move that propelled her into CAD and BIM management. This culminated as Owner/Director at Evolve Consultancy, a leading UK CAD and BIM Consultancy, where Karen worked with high profile AEC clients in the UK and internationally. During the recession, Karen noticed that companies were choosing to retain a technological edge, seemingly over people, and came to realise that she valued helping the architects more than configuring software. In 2014 Karen re-trained as an executive coach and now works with many architects, designers and construction professions to accelerate their personal and business performance. She does this through 1:1 coaching, group/team coaching and LEGO Serious Play workshops. Especially popular with Women in Construction is Karen's workshop on Personal Resilience. "My work with coaching clients has an underlying thread of increasing resilience and it makes a huge difference to how we recover, move forward and how quickly. There will always be challenges that knock us in our career - such as promotion, redundancy, illness, new job or stretching out of our comfort zone. Knowing where your resilience strengths and weakness lie, is important in an industry where the retention of women in senior roles is especially significant." Keen to support Women in Construction throughout their career, Karen represents the following groups as a committee member and Linkedin Group Manager: Women in Architecture UK: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12123944 The Women in Architecture (UK) group has recently been revitalised with a new committee. They are currently working on their mission and goals whilst establishing a membership via the new LinkedIn Group. Women in BIM: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4637534 is an established group whose vision is to support and grow a global community of Women in BIM and create an opportunity for a diverse construction industry. The goal is to create a global online community of female BIM professionals. Please find out more via the website: www.womeninbim.net. Karen can be contacted at: www.sleepinggiant-consulting.com
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VISITORS

THOUSANDS

Over 2 days

EXHIBITORS

100'S

At Olympia London's Grand Hall

SPEAKERS

500+

Across 6 Stages

CONFERENCE FLOORS

7

Free to attend