Karen Proctor is founder and principal of Harbour Workshop LLC, a social innovation firm. Proctor established the firm with one desire in mind—to help senior leaders and organizations design creative solutions for lasting social change. Karen’s accomplished career has been devoted to working across the public and private sectors to address issues ranging from hunger to school reform. A nationally recognized leader in the social impact space, Karen has advised corporate CEOs, non-profit, and philanthropic chief executives at media, publishing and sports organizations, as well as federal and state senior level officials. Prior to launching Harbour Workshop, Karen was Scholastic’s Vice President of Community Affairs and Government Relations and the Director of Community Relations for the National Basketball Association.
Her work in service of more than 200 organizations has honed her expertise in strategic thinking and planning, program design, implementation, evaluation, and cross-sector collaboration. Karen is known for her thought-leadership and passion for producing transformational outcomes, and teaches at The University of the South and The School of Visual Arts Master’s in Design for Social Innovation program.