Karman joins Blue Beyond as a consultant, with over six years of experience working in communications and expertise in employee engagement and nurturing thriving cultures. She’s excited to tie these fields together with her exposure to change management and leadership, and build her experience in all these areas.
Prior to Blue Beyond, Karman started her career in college at a small family-run company called MyTailor.com that taught her the foundations of customer service, content management, and e-commerce. She transitioned to doing internal communications for Spectrum Brands, a mid-sized international consumer products company, that focused on internal communications, employee engagement, culture growth, and so much more. From there, Karman moved to Oracle where she supported their HR Mergers & Acquisitions team, focusing on communicating to acquired employees, engagement, and onboarding activities.
Karman is a member of IABC and holds an MA in Communications from CSU Fullerton and a BA in Sociology and Criminology from UC Irvine. She is most complimented on being able to appear calm and laid-back in approach, while remaining polished in demeanor and tone. She also has a knack for understanding “the big picture.”
- Communications: This is my background and my passion. I can write, strategize, and execute.
- Listening: Questioning, understanding, and getting a grasp of the “big picture.” I will always have questions ☺.
- Problem solving: Even if it means thinking of out of box solutions, I will find a solution one way or another to make it work (and I Google everything!)
- Technical: I’m pretty adaptable when it comes to learning new technology, programs, and processes. It kind of goes in hand with the problem solving.
Knowing that the type of work I create has a positive impact on an audience is very rewarding. We currently live in a world of information overload, where a lot of people selectively choose what they read. The work we create is often to a mass audience, but hearing the occasional feedback that there are people that value what you create and utilize the information you provide makes it all worth it.
Knowing that I work at a place of highly skilled professionals that care deeply for one another is something that made me choose to work with Blue Beyond to begin with. You’re surrounded by a group of people that genuinely want you to succeed. It’s clear that you’re expected to perform at your highest caliber, but at the end of the day everyone cares for one another’s well-being, so it feels like an extended family.
My favorite time of year is Thanksgiving/Christmas time. First, I like the cool weather (or “California winter” to be exact) way better than summer heat. But during this time, there are parties, get-togethers, and just fun things happening with friends and family. Also, it’s during this time of the year where we celebrate and take time to unwind from the normal day-to-day. It’s a good time to recharge and get ready for the new year.
Traveling is one of my passions, and if I had the year off I would do some exploring around the globe. I’ve been lucky enough to travel through North America, Asia, and Europe, but there will forever be many more places to explore!