Karen Warner Schueler became a sudden caregiver when her late husband was diagnosed out of the blue with stage IV cancer. In her book, The Sudden Caregiver: A Roadmap for Resilient Caregiving, she enters the complicated world of the informal, unpaid, caregiver, offering guidance, resilience and a roadmap – a rational approach to planning what is, essentially, unplannable. In addition to her book, Karen is launching a series of on-demand classes for caregiver well-being. To that end, Karen launched The Sudden Caregiver (www.thesuddencaregiver.com), an online platform to help connect caregivers with resources, classes, and with each other.

She is President of Tangible Group, an executive coaching firm that focuses on leadership development, and most recently caregiver well-being. Before launching Tangible in 2002, Karen served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for private equity firm. During her 27-year corporate career, Karen has worked with some of the finest marketing groups in the world, including American Express and IBM. For the past decade, Karen has provided coaching and consulting services to high profile, top performers in education, entertainment, high tech, law, managed services, and pharmaceuticals. Karen’s extensive list of coaching clients includes: Aramark, Four Seasons, Nestle, Temple University, Penn State and VMware, among others.

In 2013, Karen received her Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Karen received her coaching certification from Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. She studied international marketing at Columbia University Business School’s Executive Education program. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Rutgers University.

Beyond coaching, Karen’s work centers on accelerating positive social change through the growth and measurement of well-being. Her work on caregiving as well as her publications on national and local well-being indexes have generated interest worldwide.

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