Vanessa Pierce, Head of HR at Citizen Engagement Laboratory
“Karim has been an inspiring coach and a deft guide in helping transition our organization into practicing Holacracy. His gentle but strong coaching, deep listening, and profound understanding of Holacracy has played a pivotal role in helping our organization learn how to navigate an entirely new organizational operating system. He has also provided deeply meaningful coaching for our team on bringing compassionate communication and conflict resolution into our daily work.
Working with Karim has rekindled in me an excitement about creating a workplace where we can bring our whole selves into the work that we do. He brings such a phenomenal grounding energy to all of our meetings and trainings, and leads with humor, compassion and understanding. He also has an incisive ability to cut to the heart of the situation; his example inspires me to bring my best and whole self into the work I do every day. Karim is a trusted partner, and inspiring mentor -- both to myself and to our organization."
Shilpa Jain, Executive Director at Y.E.S
“Karim is a thoughtful and authentic facilitator. He really knows how to get to the heart of the matter and helps navigate tough terrain with steadiness and focus. while Karim will pull no punches -- in that he will always share the truth as he sees it -- he does so with kindness and warmth. He stays loving, even through the turmoil. Karim also adds humor and a silly kind of self-effacing, which lightens the energy and keeps the momentum flowing. It's great to work with Karim!"
Jeanne Belle, GCC Lead Link
“One of the things I appreciate most about Karim is that he is both an expert and a learner. He is able to brings his Holacracy expertise into a room hand in hand with his deep curiosity about how our particular organization works and what matters to us as individuals and as a system.
We are a nonprofit organization with a commitment to a social justice. We were drawn to Holocracy for the potential we see in it to create deeper equity inside of our organization---to bring marginalized voices to the center. We chose Karim and Living Orgs as our implementation consultant because he holds those values too. He is excited to track our progress towards a more equitable organization---not just one that has mastered Holacratic process. That is invaluable."
Bryan Bayer, Authentic World / Integral Center
“I was blown away by Karim's ability to distill not just the WHAT of Holacracy, but the WHY as well. Karim holds a deep mastery not just in Holacracy but in his ability to transmit it to others in a way they can understand. I came away feeling grateful at having learned Holacracy at a whole new level, but also delighted to learn from someone so fully and obviously living in his 'zone of genius'. If you get a chance to learn Holacracy from Karim, take it!"
Jonathan Stowe, President (GCC Lead Link) at Dev Bootcamp
“Living Orgs can enable organizations to reach beyond their present state and see what is made possible within the teal-oriented culture that Holacracy fosters. I say this from experience. Karim has been an effective Holacracy coach and counselor for DBC. He brings a warrior's strength and deeply empathetic allyship that has contributed to an inclusive and dynamic polyculture within the organization. If you want to experience the next level of human organization and empowerment, give Living Org's work consideration."
Ocean Robbins, CEO and Founder at The Food Revolution Network
“I can count on Karim to be unconditionally loving and uncompromisingly truthful. I feel seen with tremendous clarity, and he brings that insight into service to my and my organization’s freedom and fulfillment. He does his own work, which brings him such riches to share with the rest of us as he supports us in ours. If you’re looking for someone to help break through struggles, or to gain perspective on your work, Karim is a fantastic resource."
Shereef Hany, Founder at Dev Bootcamp
“Karim’s understanding and practice of Holacracy are unmatched as far as I’m concerned. The depth with which this man engages with this system is astounding. He has been instrumental in the success of Holacracy at Dev Bootcamp.
Karim is also a natural teacher, he has that essential ability of empathizing with anyone who is learning and struggling with something for the first time, and explaining things to them at just the right time in the right way to make them have that ‘AHA’ moment. I have and continue to recommend Karim to anyone who’s interested in taking this transformative experience on. He is a capable and masterful guide on a very exciting journey."
Deb Tullman, Founder at Candlefoot Productions
“Karim is brutally honest yet kind, acutely intelligent yet fully accessible, and has a very broad range of experience which he brings to the work with curiosity and playfulness. In short, he's got the magic!"