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Travelling, music, literature, reading, dancing, are her  favorite hobbies.


Karen has 26 years of work experience. Her main areas of competencies are Communications, Training & Development and Strategic Human Resources Management. Her competencies are being client focused, goal directed and people oriented. Convinced that communication, trust and teamwork influence in the management process. Her ability to communicate trustworthiness and committal to the human extent has helped her to complete multiple efforts she has been involved with, undertaking responsibility and dedication in its execution. Performance, autonomy, technical competence, skills and alignment with business goals are her key factors for success; giving support and contribution to international companies’ business objectives and cultural plans.

Her Human Resources - Training & Development experience has been gained through construction and engineering multinationals such as Fluor Daniel, Bechtel and Hatch Chile, coordinating events and seminars in various areas of importance, bringing facilitators to the country, sourcing within universities and companies, organizing events and lectures, sending invitation letters or e-mails, coordinating logistics, and certificates submission in different areas of expertise such as geology and mining, sustainability and environmental issues, mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, maintenance, automation, and human resources, raising an international network of Knowledge Management exchange; promoting training and development processes based in learning experiences, career development and strategic management. She also initiated the Information Research Centre in Hatch Chile, keeping track of standards, books and proceedings

Work experience

Aug 2003Present

Chile Hub Lead - Learning & Development

Hatch Ingenieros y Consultores Ltda.

Human Resources Specialist

Bechtel Chile

Karen worked with the HRIS (Human Resources International System) feeding Local, Global and RegionalLevel). Processing information data such as Global Bechtel Opportunities Administration System–Intranet software that administrates candidates. Global Bechtel Curricula Administration, looking for up-dateddata within the identification of those employees with key company technical abilities and experience to fill the specific positions requested.  Also had participation in the Personnel Hiring Process:Managing Requisitions Review and Personnel Actions Notifications elaborationpertaining to the submittal of a Work Contract. Employment conditions Review by project, both national andSouth Latin America Region.

Worked with Personnel Statistical Report preparation, including Salary Averages, Project Review and Work Force updates. Graphs, Chronograms and Gantt Charts showing Work Forceby Project.Rosterelaboration with destaffing forecasts. Training Activities Preparation and Governmental benefit Administration (SENCE). Personnel Performance Evaluation Administration.


Human Resources Management Diploma

Universidad de Chile

One yearHuman Resources ManagementDiploma, Covering:Organizational Analysis, Human Resources Management Issues in Contemporary Organizations, Human ResourcesObtainment and Development, Collective Work Relations , Management, Evaluation andCompensation of Work Performance, Human Resources Strategic Management.

May 2004Apr 2005

Bachelor of Arts

Universidad de Viña del Mar

Santiago branch, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication.Thesis in Corporate Social Responsibility.


Coaching has been a natural activity for her  over the past 10 years, she has recently had a formal course Diploma with Target DDI in Santiago, finishing very succesfully  with the opportunity to work with selected HR Managers and Recruiting personnel from Banco de Chile.  A course with a total of 8 individuals enriched the delivery with their own expertise and perspectives to the portfolio.  The training took place under excellent role playing conditions and had Alvaro Godoy as mentor and lead instructor.
Karen has an advanced proficiency of the English language.  She lived in the United States for two years in Bethesda, Maryland.  Went to College in the U.S. and fully enjoyed her stay in the U.S.  She had visited over the years different cities:  such as Miami, Orlando, San Francisco and New York, and of course the Washington D.C. area.



Nov 2009Present


Target DDI Chile