ABOUT KAREN HOLLENBACH

I’m a corporate escapee and company director who’s learnt most of my lessons from the school of life. My formal qualifications include a Graduate Diploma Education, Bachelor of Business Marketing and a Diploma of Management.

A passionate advocate for living a simpler and more meaningful life in the digital age, I enjoy the therapy of writing as a ritual to help navigate my roles as an educator, mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and entrepreneur.

As an individual with ambivert tendencies you’ll find me pottering in my garden, or reading a book, writing, spending time with my family or walking in nature with a kindred spirit.

You can read my musings and follow me on LinkedIn.  I also write regularly on Think Bespoke’s blog and am the host of The 5 Minute LinkedIn Marketer podcast and the co-host of The Inner Curious podcast.

For many years I’ve mentored professionals who run businesses, manage or lead teams and deal with demanding stakeholders. I help my clients get more comfortable and confident with the inherent discomfort that comes with leading from the heart.

I share insights based on rituals I’ve developed to effectively manage my own ambivert tendencies, and draw on my extensive experience in business leadership, strategic marketing, stakeholder management and navigating life in the digital age.

If you’re after LinkedIn training or mentoring, please visit Think Bespoke’s website.

Living the professional life you imagined takes hard work and perseverance.

Conversations with Karen will help you unlock your potential.

This is my Journey

Chose a Redundancy

In 2008 I left a corporate Strategic Marketing role with Diageo Australia after an 11 year tenure and became a full time Mum and student.

Became an Educator

In 2009 I completed my Graduate Diploma of Education, Certificate IV Training & Assessment and received Recognition of Prior Learning for Diploma of Management.

Started a Business

In 2010 I established Think Bespoke to help people use LinkedIn better to achieve their professional goals.

Became a Company Director

In 2015, in recognition of our growth and increased service offerings for individuals and organisations across Australia, Think Bespoke became a company.

Recognised as a Top LinkedIn Expert

In 2019 I was recognised as one of Asia Pacific’s top 10 LinkedIn experts by Social Media Marketing Institute.

Awarded Mentor of the Year

In 2021 I was awarded Mentor of the Year by She Mentors.

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