Dr. Karen Berman, founder and president of the Business Literacy Institute, is a sought-after expert in the field of business and financial literacy. She wrote and published the first academic study in the field of business literacy and now consults, coaches, speaks, and writes on the topic.
Karen has helped many organizations implement successful business literacy programs, including Borders Books, Brinks, Inc., ETS, Homecomings Financial, sanofi pasteur, and Southwest Airlines. She consults with leadership and management teams to integrate business literacy into the strategic plan; develops business literacy programs and processes, facilitates business literacy sessions, and coaches managers to provide the skills needed to reinforce the use of the information learned. She also develops Money Maps®, high impact visuals used to teach employees about the business. Clients have praised her ability to understand their business and develop meaningful and engaging programs.
Karen is coauthor of Financial Intelligence, a smart, no-nonsense business finance handbook for managers. Many clients have considered the book an appropriate complement to keynotes or training sessions and a valuable addition to any work desk library.
Prior to founding the Business Literacy Institute, she was a Senior Consultant with two boutique consulting firms. She has also held various management positions in the banking, investment, healthcare and graphic arts industries.
Karen has a master’s and doctorate in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a bachelor’s of science degree in managerial economics from the University of California at Davis. She has served as an associate professor at the California School of Professional Psychology and has taught at the Claremont Graduate School.