Karen McGraw

Dr. Karen McGraw, “The Performance Doc,” is the president and principal consultant at Silver Bear Group (, a business and performance consultancy in Austin, TX. She is an accomplished consultant specializing in organizational improvement, leadership and talent development, change management, and analysis. For over 30 years, she has helped clients achieve desired outcomes through strategy, training, process, technology, and change projects. Clients trust her to design and implement tailored solutions that address critical issues, engage stakeholders in project success, and deliver long-term results.

Karen holds masters and doctorate degrees from Texas Tech University in the fields of Curriculum and Instruction and Psychology, where she specialized in cognition and psycholinguistics. She is certified in the use of personality assessment tools such as the Golden Personality Profiler and Myers-Briggs. Karen is a co-author of the Performance DNA methodology, the author of the EASE Change Management Methodology, and a co-author of Breaking Tape: 7 Steps to Winning at Work and Life. As a facilitator for Improving Human Performance and the Master Performance Consultant program, she has trained hundreds of people in the analysis and improvement of human performance. Karen has published 6 books and over 50 articles in topics ranging from knowledge engineering and human performance analysis, to change management, collaboration, leadership, and process improvement.