Karen AkaExperience Designer & Facilitator Emerita

Karen Aka has been involved in education and human development for over 40 years. Her career started as special education teacher in the inner city of Pittsburgh, PA, then moved to supervisory positions. At One Shared Future, she designs experiences to promote growth for community and public sector professionals. Her work is informed by adaptive leadership theories and the 4MAT: The Natural Cycle of Learning framework.

Karen’s education includes a Bachelor’s in Education from Ohio University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also certified by the Clifton School of Strengths, a Division of the Gallup organization as a StrengthsFinder coach. Karen is part of the OSF team because it is purpose-driven and strengths-based. This unleashes the staff (and clients) to contribute to the well-being of Hawai‘i.

Professional development to help organizations grow