Karin Blair

Executive Coach, Consultant, and Facilitator
“I value the power of scientific discoveries to improve lives. I contribute to this by supporting the development of the leaders of these companies as they turn their visions into reality.”


  • TLE team member since 2014. A master of executive leadership and strategy, Karin guides teams through strategy discussions with thoughtful and compelling questions. She has extensive, industry-specific knowledge that enables her to support our clients and offer insights about the strategic planning process that will ensure they arrive at their desired outcomes. As a certified professional leadership and transition coach, she uses her natural gifts as a coach who listens, asks thought-provoking questions, and delivers invaluable pearls of wisdom.

  • VP, Customer Experience, Life Technologies

  • VP, Corporate Strategy, Life Technologies

  • VP, Strategy and Business Development, Applied Biosystems

  • Led global team of over 500 employees with operations in Asia, Americas, & Europe

  • Principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP


  • M.B.A., International Management, Thunderbird Global School of Management

  • B.A., Business Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Certified Professional Leadership & Transition Coach, Hudson Institute of Coaching


  • Past President of women-led grassroots organization at Life Technologies

  • Past Advisory Board member – Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA)


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