Panel of Providers


Karen Conaghan
Managing Director
Excell Performance 

Specialising in individual and collective leadership development, building high performance teams, and emerging talent, Karen has over 28 years’ experience working with government and private organisations and has coached & partnered with senior executives from some of Australia’s largest corporations as well as Fortune 500 Global Companies.

Karen has held senior leadership positions in health and education and has an outstanding track record in leading and developing project and multi-disciplinary teams.
She has a passion for partnering with senior women in strategically designing their careers and being clear and confidant about where they wish to meaningfully contribute by leveraging their strengths and crafting their leadership brand and philosophy. Her primary industry expertise has been with national professional service firms-legal, engineering & accounting, in shaping their collective leadership cultures.

Karen is one of only 12 Australian Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation, with a proven track record and an ability to easily connect, establish trust & be insightful.
In supporting leaders, she brings pragmatism and strategic and commercial outcomes to performance conversations. Her approach is proactive, solution and outcomes focused supported by evidence-based coaching methodologies that are underpinned by the International Coach Federation ethics and core competencies.

Karen is accredited in several psychometrics and with her background in psychology this gives her a powerful understanding of personal motivation & team dynamics.
Brisbane, Australia is home where she is an active golfer, regular gym enthusiast and mother to 3 adult sons.









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