About Karen Schmidt


I’m Karen Schmidt, BEd (Adult Ed), CSP … the Frontline Leadership expert.Green

The seeds for my role as a speaker, coach and facilitator were planted early in my career when I encountered disengaging leaders and colleagues who were performing below their capabilities.

Originally a Human Resources practitioner, I’ve been nurturing frontline leaders for more than 20 years. My experience comes from working with organisations of all shapes and sizes across a wide range of industries in big cities and regional centres.

To add to my practical experience I hold a degree in Adult Education and formal qualifications in Human Resource Management. I am the author of 5 books including “Greenhousing: nurturing the next crop of leaders” and “Green Thumb Leader: how to grow from a frontline manager into a frontline leader”.

Today I work with current and future leaders across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. My clients include corporates, government, professional associations, not for profits and small business.



Accreditations and awardscsp-logo-cmyk

  • BEd in Adult Education, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Global Speakers Federation
  • QLD/NT Chapter President for Professional Speakers Australia (PSA) 2012
  • PSA National board member from 2012 to 2014 and Australian representative on the Global Speakers Federation Council


To find out how I can help you grow your frontline managers into frontline leaders contact me.