Karen De Mauro has over 30 years experience as a coach to corporate executives, senior management, ad agency new business teams and Broadway actors. In the financial industry she acts as a global presentation coach to Lehman Brothers (now Barclays) in the US, UK, and in Japan. She also leads Presentation Skills Training Programs for Covance, Interlink Healthcare, and dozens of private clients .

In the world of professional theater, she directed "About Men" for The United Nations, and did casting for The Manhattan Theater Club. As an Artist-in-Residence for the NY Foundation for the Arts, she has written over 40 Original Musicals; these innovative works have been featured on CNN-TV and on CNBC'S "The Money Club." She is the 2008 Artist in Residence for Acadia National Park.

Her work as Senior Consultant to The Executive Coaching Group focuses on ad agencies such as TBWA Chiat/Day, and Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners. This live presentation coaching is custom-made for the client and includes such areas as team-building, leadership skills, voice dynamics, and effective shaping of presentations. Her private clients are from areas as diverse as Brezavar & Brezavar Architects, Moore Response Marketing, and Vice Pres. of Chase Manhattan Corporation, NY. For The Newman Group she has coached at Porter Novelli and for Purdue nationwide.

As a master teacher she has conducted classes and programs for The Juilliard School, The Smithsonian Institution, Brandeis University and The New York Open Center. As an expert in Bodywork, she works with Dr. Ed Mc Carthy of Johns Hopkins exploring "Theater, Medicine, & Healing" and is a guest presenter at the University of Maryland. She also leads corporate retreats for Fidelis and coaches for the Nature Conservancy.

Karen also performs as an actress and storyteller all over the world. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from The Japan Foundation and The Asian Cultural Council, and was honored to be one of the first American women in history to train with the Noh Theater in Kyoto. As a storyteller, Karen is profiled in The National Storytelling Magazine, and specializes in "Adult Myths for Midlife and Beyond." With The Caribiner Group, she designs maps for using storytelling at the corporate events as a way of revealing depth and meaning in the daily work of business.

With Mark Bryan, author of "The Artist's Way at Work," she worked with Lucent Technologies. This project synergizes theater, marketing, art, body/voice empowerment, deep listening, and soulful leadership in business.

Ms. De Mauro received her B.F.A. from Boston University and then worked for several years in companies led by theater luminaries, Joseph Chaikin and Andre Gregory. She is a longtime practitioner of the martial art of Aikido, and facilitates conferences in "Acting As A Way" in Retreat Houses all over the Northeast. She is Artistic Director of The Acting Center in NYC, and spends her free time hiking and reveling in the natural world.

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