Karen Phillips

  • Director, Curriculum & Training
  • United States

Karen is a skilled facilitator, coach, and international development professional who is passionate about helping young people unleash their unique skills and talents in service of their communities, their countries, and the world. She joined IYF in 2004 and currently works as Director for Content and Training. She manages life skills program design, training, curriculum development, and e-learning for the Passport to Success ® life skills initiative. Karen has led life skills, civic engagement, and social innovation workshops with young entrepreneurs and adult practitioners in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to her work at IYF, she collaborated on a public education initiative in Mexico highlighting the differential effects of free trade agreement on men and women. She is certified as a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute and has supported dozens of young social entrepreneurs along their journeys to personal and professional transformation. Karen holds a M.Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a focus on Gender and Development. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.

Facts About Karen Phillips
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Country of birth United States
  • Hobbies: Yoga, cooking, and reading