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Hi, I'm Karen, and I'm here to prove that not all Karens...

...are "Karens."

(unless of course you need me to be, then I'll see what I can do)

My life's work is and has been spent in service to others. I'm happy when I know I have a positive effect on someone else's life. And I always find a way to add fun.

Karen K. Bannister

Karen K Bannister

Founder and CEO

I am a skilled administrative and management professional and certified as a life coach. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my BS in Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, and have worked in the corporate world (both private and public), supporting executives and leading in the C-suite, for 30 years.


​After realizing I had already been planning, training, and coaching and helping countless executives and peers achieve their goals, I am making my operational, organizational, and administrative skills and knowledge to create uninterrupted flow available to you and your organization’s strategy.

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And since you're not hiring a robot, here is a little more about me:

  • I'm an amazing dancer and former majorette.

  • I possess an intuitive, confident yet vulnerable, and open nature.

  • I'm direct, challenging, and honest - but also kind, supportive and encouraging. I'm engaged with and powered by energy received from the universe. 

  • First Fashion and Lifestyle Writer/Editor of the Orange County Business Journal

  • Author of Close the Gap: 7 Transformational Steps to Move You From Today to Tomorrow ​

  • Mom to a perfect, adult-age son (I may be biased, but it's true.)

  • I love animals and have two senior cats, Bobo and Baby.

  • I probably wear too much black, but I love it so much.

  • Not intimidated by fear and it doesn’t stop me from trying anything.

  • I seek and embrace vulnerability, change, and confrontation. They're all positive things in my life.

Our values are the basic and fundamental beliefs that guide and motivate our attitudes or actions. They help us to determine what is important to us, and assist in deciding if an action, strategy, or plan is in line with our master plan.


Life, learning, and development is continuous, encouraged, and supported.


Provide and deliver unsurpassed service with premium value to every client.


Support, give, and live as good citizens in the communities in which we live and work.


Give ourselves and others grace and forgiveness, appreciate our differences, and don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Our Values guide everything we do


Do the right thing, even when it’s hard and no one is watching.


Give by default, treat others with compassion, consideration, and kindness.


Search for continuous improvement and assume positive intent from all.


Build and develop to make a positive impact and difference in the lives of clients, partners, and friends.

Our Mission

At Karen K. Bannister Consulting, our mission is to bring operational excellence to elite businesses with customized, scalable systems, crystal clear communications, and deepened and valued relationships to create increased productivity and desired results.

Our Vision

Simply, to be known as the BEST, working with the BEST. To be a world-class, pre-eminent consultancy recognized for designing and delivering operational excellence for industry-leading organizations

“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

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