Speaker   |   Coach   |   Facilitator


I’m Karen Schmidt, the frontline leadership expert 

I want to start a grass roots change to the way we develop frontline leaders so they can go from surviving to thriving and help their organisation to grow.


Having authored 5 books and worked with over 20 industries in 8 countries, the people I meet tell me that most leadership development programs they’ve tried don’t work. I have a process that does.

My Practical Leadership Development model will show you how to design a strategy that will increase the return on investment for your frontline leadership development budget. My coaching based programs follow my Workplace Gardening Philosophy and help frontline leaders develop the skills they need to boost their performance, which leads to improved team productivity giving senior leaders peace of mind.

I work with organisations that:

  • Know they need a strategy but aren’t sure where to start
  • Have a basic strategy in place and are ready to move to the next level
  • Want to take their effective strategy and find ways to make it best practice

If you need a down to earth, practical approach to developing your frontline leaders let’s talk.