Karen Martin is the Founder and President of TKMG Academy, Inc. and the President of TKMG, Inc., a global management consulting firm that specializes in business performance improvement.
Known for her keen diagnostic skills and rapid-results approach, Karen has led improvement and business transformation efforts in nearly every sector and nearly every industry–ranging from mid-sized organizations to Fortune 100 companies and government agencies at all levels.
A recognized thought leader in business performance improvement, Karen’s approach stems from her early career as a scientist, and then building and leading operations for several rapid-growth startups in the healthcare sector. Her work is deeply rooted in Lean Management.
She’s the author of five books, including Shingo Institute award-winners, The Outstanding Organization and Value Stream Mapping (co-authored with Mike Osterling); and The Kaizen Event Planner and Metrics-Based Process Mapping, both co-authored with Mike Osterling. Her latest book, Clarity First, was a finalist in 800-CEO-READ’s 2018 Business Book of the Year. Karen holds an M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Adult Learning.