Karin Ovari

Knowledge & Tools

my experience & wisdom

12+ years coaching in high hazard industry
20+ years of leadership and supervisory roles
25+ years of amateur and professional yacht racing, including Antarctica expeditions

Ontological Coaching Framework

Ontological Coaching focuses on our Way of Being, which is a dynamic interrelationship between three areas of human existence: Language, Emotions, and Body. Way of Being contains our often deep-seated perceptions and attitudes and is the underlying driver of our behaviour and communication. Ontological Coaching has a holistic orientation that respectfully generates learning in all three areas of language, emotions, and body as the catalyst for substantive and sustainable change.

This framework and executive coaching training are at the core of my coaching services.

A truly powerful coaching framework and modality: Ontological Coaching Institute 


tools, assessments, and services

C-IQ Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Coaching Tools

Conversational Intelligence® is the hardwired learnable ability to connect, navigate and grow with others.

“We are in conversations every day, and research shows that 9 out of 10 miss the mark. Sometimes people may say  to you, “I don’t have time to spend in deep conversations – they take too long.” By mastering Conversational Intelligence, we will find that conversations are easier to have, even when conversations are difficult conversations. Learning to talk in a way where they listen to me, and I listen to them.”  An Interview with Judith E Glazier the guru behind this incredible set of tools for which I am accredited to bring to our conversations.

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotions are valuable signals that help us survive and thrive.  When we learn how to use them, emotions help us make more effective decisions, connect with others, find and follow purpose — and lead a more whole-hearted life. In simple terms, “emotional intelligence” just means being smarter with feelings.  It’s about putting together the rational and emotional so you can move forward effectively.

The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi 2.0) is the most scientifically validated measure of emotional intelligence in the world. It is published by Multi‐Health Systems Inc. (MHS), and I am certified to work with you on your EI through the following assessment tools and tests.

EQi 2.0 Report,  EQ360 Report, EQ Leadership Report, EQ Team or Group Report supported by feedback and coaching sessions.

Everything DiSC®
by Wiley is a fully personalised suite of tools for workplace assessment.

Everything DiSC profiles use the third-generation of the DiSC assessment — a research-validated learning model — to create a highly personalised discovery experience.  A tool I have used for over 20 years.

ICI – Inter-Cultural Intelligence

Inter-Cultural Intelligence (ICI) is a combination of the insights, competencies, attitudes, and behaviors that enable you to assess intercultural situations accurately, to engage effectively with the world around you.

The Three Colours of Worldview© (3CoWV) – the Three Colors of Worldview© tool assists people with a deeper understanding of their own and other people’s cultural drivers, motivators and demotivators.

The Cultural Mapping Inventory© (CMi) – the CMi provides people with a detailed framework that illuminates behavior from a cultural perspective.

The World Café

The World Cafe methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. One of my most favourite tools for creating the space required to have anything from simple to highly complex conversations. I have witnessed the amazing transformation, joy, and wonder through the facilitation of world cafe sessions.

“We bring forth our worlds through the networks of conversation in which we participate.” ~ Humberto Maturana

my work within the Safety Industry

My coaching and team development to date has focussed on establishing and coaching teams, work-site communication and supporting and coaching leaders. I have vast experience with various safety systems and processes – involving people management and coaching – which has led to improvements in the use of safety tools and processes across many projects in high-hazard industries resulting in safer and more successful operations.

Areas of Expertise: Safety Behaviour Coaching, Safety Culture Assessments, Develop and Facilitate Safety Leadership Workshops, Senior Team Leader Coaching. An in-depth understanding of multi-cultural teams as my work has spanned the globe, specialising in the various regions of Africa.

See anything that you feel would add value to you or your organisation? Let’s Talk : connect with me to discuss how I can be of service.

C-IQ CertifiedOntological CoachingEQ-i2.0 Certified