About Karie —

15 years and 1,000+ Successes

Helping you build a business that works for you, not just because of you.

Get to Know San Diego Business Coach

Karie Kaufmann

My purpose is . .

to help leaders and businesses fulfill their true potential

I believe that being in business should give you more life, and not suck the life out of you, which is why I’m focused on helping you achieve the results you’re after.

I’ve coached over 1,000 businesses since 2005, using the Scaling Up and ActionCOACH frameworks, and a ton of real-world experience.

You can count on me for:

  • Help developing your roadmap to results
  • Masterful coaching to help you work through challenges
  • World class growth tools that have been tested and proven by thousands of businesses around the world
  • An approachable style, and just enough sass to call you out when you need it – making the journey more fun

How we do it:

  • 1-on-1 coaching for business owners and executives
  • Facilitation of strategic planning retreats
  • Public and private business growth workshops
  • Keynote speaking and panelist for conferences

Our clients are:

  • Coachable, open to feedback, learning and new approaches
  • Growth-minded, and want a framework to help you get there faster
  • Ready to work differently, and retire the “lack of time” excuse
  • Friendly. Competitive. Likes tacos.

What we stand for (our core values):

  • Honor your creator by living out your potential
  • Win at what matters, and let go of the rest
  • Collect experiences and learn from them
  • Leave people and businesses better than we found them
  • Live what we teach, by learning and applying to ourselves first
  • Excellence in everything we do, because our clients deserve it


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Karie Kaufmann is…

Honors, Awards & Media

Global Partner of the Year 2023

ActionCOACH Global

ActionCOACH Hall of Fame Inductee 2020

ActionCOACH Global

U.S.A. Coach of the Year 2022, 2023

ActionCOACH North America

Global Master Coach of the Year 2019

ActionCOACH Global

Western Region Coach of the Year 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

ActionCOACH North America

DISC Certified

Mentors of the Year - 2024

San Diego Business Journal

Finalist - Business Women of the Year 2022, 2023

San Diego Business Journal

Coach/Mentor of the Year 2020

Stevie Awards – Gold

Most Community Impact 2018

Business Excellence Forum & Awards

ActionMAN Awards 2013, 2015, 2016, 2022

ActionCOACH Global

EIQ Certified

CEO World

5 Myths That Keep Your Business From Thriving


2 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Goals – Long After the New Year’s Resolutions Fade

Entrepreneur.com Podcast - Action and Ambition

Karie Kaufmann Helps Business Owners & Executives Treat Their Businesses Like Their #1 Client. Listen to Hear What She Tells Them!


How to Tip the Scale Upward for Climbing Out of the Valley of Business

Authority Magazine

Female Disruptors: How Karie Kaufmann Is Shaking Up The Way CEOs Think

Disrupt Magazine

Family and Business: To Mix or Not to Mix?


Are Your Plans Too Small?

Greenville Business Magazine

Being a Great Mentor: A Worthwhile Experience

California Business Journal

Commentary: 5 Reasons Every Executive Needs Mentorship

Scaling Up Business Podcast


CEO World

Preserving Business Partnerships Amid Conflict

AmiSights Podcast

Double and Triple-Digit Growth in Profitability, with Karie Kaufmann

"My Favorite Mistake" Podcast

Business Coach Karie Kaufmann on the Illusion of Balance

Sparks by Ignium Podcast

Phil Rose talks to Karie Kaufmann about vision, planning, creating a theme and working towards that to build your business

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Karie is a Top Business Coach

“Karie is one of the top business coaches in the world. Not only does she make a huge impact on the businesses in her area, but she also serves as a great resource for our global community of coaches.”

Brad Sugars, Founder & Chairman, ActionCOACH