Dr. Karen Semien McBride, CEO

Renowned  Social Psychologist, Executive/Business Coach, Business Strategist, Small Business Owner, Entrepreneur, & Motivational Speaker

CEO/Senior Executive Coach
MK Circle, CEO Institute

Meet Dr. Semien-McBride

Dr. Karen L. Semien-McBride has over 25 years of experience in the field of organizational leadership, business development, change management, strategic planning, public speaking, mentorship, marketing, social psychology, accounting, human resources, human equity, finance, executive coaching, compliance, entrepreneurship, consulting, business administration and higher education. 10 years of her career were spent as a C-level executive.

Dr. McBride is one of the most sought after executive trainers and business strategist for non-profit organizations and small businesses. In 2004, she founded the non-profit organization AORW (Association of Rejuvenating Women) now the CEO Institute, which supports coaching and mentoring individuals who want to advance their professional careers, businesses, and work-life balance.

She is currently teaching a 12-month Executive Coaching program for individuals that supports professional advancement and personal growth. Her goal is to produce emotionaly intelligent leaders, with growth mindsets that can support their organizations to sustainability and innovation all while having a healthy personal life balance.

Dr. McBride holds two Doctoral degrees, a Master’s and a Bachelor in the areas of Business Administration, Social Psychology, and Organizational Leadership.

Her mix of these fields of research and study brings a new perspective to work-life balance. This mix produces sustainable results for her clients both business and individuals alike.

Dr. McBride puts theory to practice by overlapping psychology theory and business acumen as a way of conceptualizing how individuals execute decision making, strategies, human interaction, operational styles, emotional intelligence, and mindset shifts.

In 2016, the Harvard Business Review reported that 68% of Fortune 500 company executives have Executive Coaches. Dr. McBride is closing the gap and filling the void for all executives, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

“Life is not a sport you want to participate in without a coach!”