Karin Wiedemann is GMF’s managing director of alumni relations. She has more than 25 years of experience implementing impactful programs and helping global leaders in the United States and Europe achieve their career goals.
Wiedemann worked between 2018 and 2023 as associate director of career services at The Fletcher School, where she coached students and alumni on career transitions to United Nations agencies and international nonprofit organizations. She also designed and facilitated programs on topics such as careers at international organizations; global, dual-career-couple job search strategies; and career transitions for mid-career professionals.
Working at the US Department of State from 2016 to 2020, Wiedemann co-facilitated seminars for more than 120 ambassadors (career and politically appointed), designed cross-cultural conflict resolution trainings for Georgetown University, and coached mid-career professionals. She was a senior consultant for Kaizen Consulting Group in Germany between 2014 and 2016, when she developed the company’s first leadership coaching skills portfolio for global managers and facilitated courses on continuous employee development for companies such as Philips, Siemens, and Zender.
During an earlier stint with the Department of State from 2010 to 2013, she served as a Germany-based education specialist and taught leadership and communication skills to 200 foreign service officers and more than 1,500 local staff at US embassies and consulates throughout Europe.
Wiedemann has also held leadership positions at The George Washington University, The Pennsylvania State University, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Semester at Sea. She was the founder and CEO of Wiedemann Consulting.
Wiedemann has Situational Leadership II, Fierce Conversations, and Myers Briggs certifications. She has also completed many Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) programs. She is a graduate of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching Program, and holds a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language and a bachelor’s degree in health planning administration from The Pennsylvania State University.