Meet Karima

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Karima Kara is an outstanding communicator and a trusted colleague. She believes everyone can engage in dialogue, communicate clearly, listen deeply, and find common ground to transform relationships.

Imagine a world in which you can shine a light on what you previously hadn't seen, where you can work with whatever arises. A world where people listen deeply, and communicate and connect authentically. A world where you can inspire and be inspired.

At iexpressions, Karima and her team will help you to communicate clearly and transform your relationships. As a result of evidence-based research and best practices, we'll help you transform from a good to a great organization.

Known for her "... perfect intersection of skills," Karima will help you communicate with clarity, simplicity, and purpose and give you 10 X the value by drawing out your inner leader to create more inclusive, engaged, and fulfilling workplaces.  

Karima is a bilingual facilitator, mediator, and coach who has a keen ability to read her audience and understand their needs.  She’ll support you in delivering exceptional client service. Her clients value the local and global lens she brings to her work as a result of her contribution to various international development and local community development initiatives. At iexpressions, Karima offers a full spectrum of services to help you and your team grow:

  • Manage difficult conversations and strengthen relationships
  • Move from conflict to collaboration and build more inclusive teams
  • Strengthen your emotional intelligence and uncover hidden bias
  • Create engaging face to face and online learning experiences

Our clients have included:

Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), TD Bank, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), World Skills, Status of Women, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and Cirque du Soleil.

Karima holds a Master's in Educational Leadership from McGill University and a Bachelor's in Education from Queen's University. She is also an accredited mediator, facilitator and coach, and received training from Google's mindfulness and emotional intelligence leaders.

Karima lives and works in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, and sometimes travels for work.


Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)

Karima has facilitated intercultural effectiveness/effective communication workshops for OCISO employees and mentors. She brings a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her work. Karima can read an audience very well and adjust to individual needs while delivering the content beautifully.

Leslie Emory

Queensway Carleton Hospital

The response to Karima’s cultural sensitivity workshop to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Leadership Team was amazing!

Judy Brown

SAIT Polytechnic

At the SAIT School of Business, Karima was excellent to work with, quality input to our SMEs, a good editing eye and always timely and friendly to work with.

Robert DeRocco

National Judicial Institute

Learners were left highly motivated and engaged in Karima’s workshops that flowed beautifully!

Diana Simkhovych



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