About

KAREN_reducedThe Owner – Karen Schumacher has a career that spans 20 years experience in learning and development working for of Fortune 1000 companies and a privately employee owned company – VanMeter Industrial, Yellow Book USA, GE Capital, & APAC Customer Services. She is a dynamic speaker that has created training programs; is certified in several training programs; understand the learning transfer and how to measure the success of a development plan; and has coached employees at every level in an organization. Her greatest strengths are her ability to build relationships; gaining and maintaining trust; assessing individual’s skills and gaps; seeing the big picture for organizations.  She completed her BS degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix and is certified as an Executive Coach from Center for Executive Coaching an ACTP, a REAL COLORS® facilitator, Development Dimensions International Inc. (DDI) Instructor, John Maxwell 360 Facilitator, and Six Sigma Green Belt.  She has held various leadership positions as a committee member of ASTD, NAED, East Central Iowa United Way, and the National Council on Youth Leadership.  In her spare time, she is and active member of her local church where she’s a Youth Group Leader and is a Committee Member for Aiming for a Cure.

The Company – Crescendo Leadership Development, LLC provides consulting, coaching, and training for professional and leadership skills for individuals, teams, and organizations. Each customer is provided with customized solutions to meet their needs.  We are dedicated to helping companies and individuals increase their skills, awareness, and leadership potential.  The company was founded in August 2013.

Our Mission – is simple – to grow  leaders.  To help leaders make a positive change in how they communicate and engage with others in their teams and within their organization by providing assessments, individual coaching, and training workshops so they can reach their highest leadership potential as they grow to become confident, competent, and compassionate leaders.

Our Philosophy, our passion is helping others grow and develop. Our philosophy is about turning learning into action. The ultimate goal is for these leaders to reach their potential and in turn grow more leaders within their employees, peers, and organizations.