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Karen Wensley received her MBA from McMaster University in 1980 after which she joined Ernst & Young from which she retired in 2010. After many years as a tax partner, she joined the firm’s leadership team as the national HR leader, where she led the strategic imperative of recruiting and developing the best people. Since retiring, Karen has continued to exercise her passion for mentoring. She works with senior professionals as an executive coach and with professionals new to Canada as a volunteer mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.
She serves as a director of the newly merged Trillium Heath Centre/ Credit Valley Hospital. She also enjoys interacting with university students as a lecturer in business ethics at the University of Waterloo. Whether with students or executives, Karen’s focus is on helping people think about what they want to be known for – what their “personal brand” should be – and using that knowledge to manage the development of their career.