About Kari

Kari Uman, President, Uman Resource Associates has 20+ years experience as a coach, consultant, and trainer. Kari is passionate about helping individuals and organizations leverage their strengths and ameliorate issues that are roadblocks to their success.


Leadership Coaching


As a professionally certified coach, Kari works with leaders to enhance their leadership and vocal presence, improve relationships, and develop influence and political savvy. Kari creates a safe environment for them to explore their vulnerabilities and learn to listen to their own internal voice. This process enables behavioral changes to come from within and is more sustainable.  Kari works with both individuals and teams. She specializes in working with women leaders to help them develop behaviors commensurate with their position.


Organization Development Consulting


Kari is a certified organizational development consultant specializing in organizational assessments that enable organizations to move positively and effectively into a successful future.


Change Management


Kari uses a variety of change management methodologies and models in her work with organizations implementing new business processes and systems. She determines the needs of her clients through an extensive data gathering process and develops ways to reduce resistance to change from employees. She is certified in Change Management by Prosci and in Managing Transitions by William Bridges & Associates.


Training and Facilitation


As an organizational trainer, Kari designs, develops and conducts a broad array of workshops including Teambuilding, Career Development, Customer Service, Facilitating Effective Meetings, Women in Leadership and Men and Women Leading Together. Since 1984 she has been certified to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and has used this instrument extensively for accelerating communications and performance within intact work teams as well as helping employees appreciate and value differences.




  • M.Ed., Education, University of Maine
  • BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin
  • Certification (ACC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Certificate, Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University
  • Certificate, Organization Development, Georgetown University
  • Certificate, Managing Organizational Transitions, William Bridges & Associates
  • Certification, Change Management, Prosci
  • Certification, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Advanced Program


360° Assessments


  • Campbell Leadership Inventory (CLI)
  • Center for Creative Leadership  (CCL) Assessment Suite
  • Denison Leadership Survey


Professional Organizations


  • Chesapeake Bay OD Network, Founding Member, Secretary, Board of Directors. Member since 1984
  • International Coaching Federation, DC Metro Chapter, member since 2001, Capitol Coaching Conference, Chair, Program Committee, 2007, Capitol Coaching Conference, member, Program Committee, 2012
  • Women in Technology (WIT) member, Program Committee, 2004 – 2006



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