Karen Kendrick


With openness, compassion and humor, Karen Kendrick has a unique ability to create a space and experience for individuals and teams to quickly gain clarity on what is blocking their path to success, and the solutions to get there that is found within them.

Since 2013, Karen has facilitated the equine training, Collaborative Leadership: Building Relationships that Get Results, across the country for PLI. As Founding Partner of Discovering Your Way, Karen depends on horses for coaching and leadership development of individuals, teams, and leaders. The combination of coaching knowledge, technique, and interaction with horses represents a unique opportunity for personal and professional transformation. Karen has an EFLC (Equine Facilitated Learning & Coaching) certification from Coaching with Horses and is an E3A Certified Practitioner (Experiential Learning with Horses focusing on Corporate training).

Karen’s heart for those working in the healthcare started with her service as the Director of Advancement at the University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, and the Major Gift Officer for the UK College of Medicine. Karen focused on building meaningful relationships and partnerships with students, faculty and alumni. With her strong facilitation skills, Karen was sought after to plan and lead faculty retreats, strategic planning sessions, and program assessments.

With a heart for inclusion and understanding, Karen spent ten years with the National Conference of Community and Justice, where she served as Program Director and Executive Director. In that position, she conducted needs analysis in corporations, facilitated trainings, implemented train-the-trainer programs, and presented at local, national and international conferences.

Karen holds a degree in Education, a Master’s in Counseling, and has specialized training in strategic planning, mediation, conflict management, transracial adoption, facilitation, fundraising and cultural competency. With this diverse background, plus her own journey of personal healing and growth, Karen provides an accepting and safe place for people to find their own unique leadership gifts through the wisdom of the horse.