Karen Jo (KJ) Shapiro, Psy.D.

Senior Consultant

Karen Jo Shapiro

Karen Jo is a leadership and personal coach with practice in assessment, leadership development, team facilitation, and life planning. With a background in clinical psychology, she brings a deep understanding of how to facilitate behavioral change. KJ specializes in coaching leaders of all levels to increase self-awareness for enhanced interpersonal effectiveness and helps them to strategically manage their careers.

KJ has been an affiliate with JER HR Group for ten years, and an adjunct coach at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) since 1999. She also provides regular workshops and coaching for the faculty, administration, and staff at Elon University. She is the owner of Your Next Steps Coaching PLLC.

Her work has included coaching hundreds of leaders in multiple industries and sectors including higher education, government, finance, manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and non-profit. She helps many such leaders to enhance their team leading skills and to become more effective coaches for their direct reports. She has also led workshops on developing conflict competence, building supervision skills, giving effective feedback, understanding team dynamics, and managing change.

KJ received her B.A. in English/Spanish from Colby College. She holds a Psy. D. from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She is qualified in many assessment tools, and has been certified in the Workplace Big 5, Benchmarks, and the Conflict Dynamics Profile.

She is a licensed psychologist in MA and NC, and she belongs to the National Register of Psychologists. KJ is a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) and a board member of the Triad Coaching Connection.