About Karan Rhodes
Karan is an organizational strategist who is obsessed with up-leveling leadership capability and optimizing workforces to do their best work. After years of witnessing the dark side, chaos, and trauma caused by bad leadership within organizations, she ditched her comfy job as a corporate HR exec at Microsoft, to commission a research study to uncover the critical success factors of over 10K high-performing leaders. From her data, Karan was able to pinpoint the top tactics which accelerated their rise to the pinnacle of success that few others achieve.
Karan is also the founder of Shockingly Different Leadership, a global human capital professional services firm that helps corporations execute business-critical People, Learning & Culture initiatives. She has worked with executive teams at companies such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, British Petroleum, Meta, EY, Raymond James, Major League Baseball, and the NFL. Karan is also the author of Lead at the Top of Your Game, created the LEadership Tactics Diagnostic assessment, and is a frequent contributor on leadership strategies with Forbes.com.
When not traveling the globe, Karan resides in Atlanta, where she enjoys serving on numerous non-profit boards, planning intimate dinners with family and friends, watching professional sports, and dreaming of one day becoming a movie critic and sommelier.