Karen Hutchison

Executive Coach, Ernst & Young

Karen Hutchison is a Director of EY’s Leadership and Team Coaching practice.
The coaching and consulting practice she co-leads empowers leaders to get better, faster. In addition to her role as a full-time executive coach, Karen is currently focused on sparking a movement called “Leading with Questions” which mobilizes purpose-driven leaders who ask better questions. Karen has taken the essence of what executive coaches do – pause to connect with purpose, ask great questions, and fully listen – to fuel the EY coaching culture.
Over the past 18 months, Leading with Questions has been infused into all the places in EY where our people learn how to lead, and woven deeply into the firm’s performance management system and business development approach.
Karen has a master’s degree in Industrial Relations, a BA in Psychology and completed her coaching accreditation through Corporate Coach U. The cutting-edge culture-building work she is leading was recently featured in Human Resource Executive and Forbes.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Karen Hutchison


Leading with Questions: Infusing Coaching into the Feedback Process

Traditional performance management practices are evolving to support the development of agile, curious, digital-era leadership.  In a time of complexity and ambiguity, organizations must evolve the way they support the growth of their budding leaders.  EY, a leading global professional services organization, believes meaningful career growth starts with having better conversations, driven by empathy, curiosity, and an orientation toward finding what’s possible.

This session describes the new approach EY is taking called “Leading with Questions,” which is built on the premise that presence, curiosity, and empathy are the cornerstones for transformative career, performance and development conversations.  As strategic business leaders and advisors, learn how to fuel leadership that builds trust, inspires connection and develops deep engagement with employees.

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