Karen Townsend

Lead Inventor

Karen was drawn to ?What If! because she felt it was the perfect environment to bring together the multiple strands of her career and focus them in a way that would generate real impact for clients. Her prior roles leading business innovation, organisation development programs, talent management, employee engagement and communications have set Karen up to take a holistic view of client challenges. She gets a phenomenal kick from looking at problems from all angles to help a client unlock their challenge and empowering them to do something new.

Outside of ?What If! you might find Karen either freezing on a touchline watching one of her boys play rugby or taking refuge from the mud in an art gallery gathering inspiration and energy from artists of all stripes from 18th century Japanese woodblock masters to the brilliant light and colour of the St Ives School.


The ?! moment I’ve felt the most Passion:

In my first week at ?What If! I was blown away by the energy and drive of the team I was joining; they were all unbelievably welcoming too, wanting to help me be my best. It was the best start I could hope for.

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