Karen Glossop was born in Toronto, Canada and came to the UK when she was 9 years old. After reading Classics at Cambridge University, she trained in acting at Mountview. She has worked as a copy editor and writer for the Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music. She operates independently as Resonance Training, and also in association with other providers.
Karen’s expertise lies in coaching people to explore different approaches to how they present their messages, whether they're writing words on the page or speaking to a live audience. She helps people develop an effective preparation process; structure messages creatively and persuasively; and make the impact they want.
Since 1997, she has tutored groups and individuals in areas such as: influencing, presentation skills, business writing, facilitation skills, personal impact, storytelling, creativity and leadership. Karen is an Associate Tutor at London Business School; Said Business School, Oxford; and City, University of London. She is also a Consultant at the Centre of Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School. Recent clients include: Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity; Flag Communications; Transport for London; Birkbeck, University of London; Google; Price Waterhouse Coopers; Safer London; Unilever; Forrester Research; KBC Group NV; Microsoft; QAD, Europe; Domestic & General.
Karen now combines a career as a training consultant with her work in the theatre as an actor, writer and stage designer. She is co-founder of award-winning theatre company, Wishbone, which tours the UK and internationally.
Karen blogs regularly about public speaking, communication and influencing.