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Performance & Development

Karen Falcon

Karen is the Performance and Development Lead and is responsible for supporting people to develop and meet their goals. She focuses on helping the team at Tenzing through the Altitude Academy, our in-house learning hub, and the performance development process.

Work-life began as a secondary geography teacher in Hampshire, which developed to Head of Geography and Head of Humanities. She had a ‘side job’ as a sailing coach of regional and national sailing squads, and the two worlds combined when she started coaching the coaches. Her willingness to say “yes” to new opportunities saw her teach the secondary geography PGCE at the University of Southampton, become the Hampshire Advisor and Inspector for Geography and support the coaches at Leicester Tigers and in the British Sailing Team.

Karen joined Tenzing in 2022 after a chance conversation with Christian that matched what Guy and Christian were looking for with a possible answer. Karen’s role has developed from day one, and when the opportunity came to work more regularly with a team of people who are driven to continually learn and develop, she grabbed it.

Definition of success

When people learn, achieve, succeed, and are happy.

Perfect way to start the day

  • Smile
  • Head full of opportunities to learn and get better
  • Kiss for each of her family

Perfect way to end the day

  • With friends and family

Favourite film

  • Mary Poppins. Karen loves her creativity (and magic), clear boundaries, and how she can have a positive impact on the people and environment around her.
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