Karen L. Jones, JD, MA






  • Management, Mediation and Legal Professional;

  • International speaker;

  • Published author of several articles and book chapters (including a chapter contributor on a book for INTERPOL);

  • 17+ years experience in vendor/supplier management, contracts, negotiation, mediation, sourcing, cost reduction strategies and procurement efficiencies for fortune 500 companies;

  • Has facilitated hundreds, executive trainings, workshops, meetings and conferences;

  • Lecturer and faculty (e.g. management, leadership, sport management, sociology, sport law, ethics, contracts, mediation) at universities in the United States (e.g. Rice University, John Marshall Law School) and Europe (e.g. Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences);

  • Specialty areas include: Corporate commercial transactions, data privacy (ePrivacy, GDPR), contracts, procurement, supplier management, sport management/sport law;

  • Certified mediator - Center for Conflict Resolution Chicago;

  • Co-Founder and former Managing Director of a legal clinic and mediation practice in Chicago.

  • Completed an internship with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) mediation division, Chicago.

  • Law degree (JD) from Southern Methodist University; masters degree (MA) in sociology, organizational behavior from DePaul University, Chicago; BA in communications/theater arts from Columbia College, Chicago; post graduate research in international organizational governance;

  • Certificate towards an LLM in International Business & Trade Law from John Marshall Law School;

  • Expertise in program development, evaluation and assessment;

  • Project Manager major multi-million and billion dollar corporate projects for fortune 500 companies;   

  • Has served on several boards of directors;

  • Engages in community service and volunteer;

  • Health/fitness, theater/performing arts, meditation, vegetarianism enthusiast.

eBook - Coming soon! 


The COPE Factor:

Understanding,  assessing and reversing the impacts of business dysfunction on productivity and profitability.


The CORE Management Principle:

A handbook for achieving best practices with values-based strategies!

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