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Karen L. Brajenovich



Since 1986, Karen L. Brajenovich has been active in the counseling, mediation/facilitation, disability management, and CA Worker's Compensation industries. She has owned and operated K. L. Brajenovich Consulting since 1991. 

She holds a Master's degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from Cal State Univ., Dominguez Hills; a Master's degree through Universidad de Granada, Spain and San José State University in Spanish and Latin American Studies; and a double Bachelor's degree in International Business Management and Spanish from San José State Univ. She has completed hundreds of continuing education hours in the areas of: conflict transformation, disability management, ergonomics, human resource management, worker's compensation, counseling, psychology, labor market research, bullying, harassment, and elder care. She has mastered additional subject knowledge in real estate, finance, and estate management.

She is certified as a: Professional Mediator by U.C. Berkeley and County of Santa Clara; Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by Society For HR Management; Professional Disability Manager (CPDM) by Insurance Educational Assoc.; and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. She's listed with the Dept. of Industrial Relations as an Independent Vocational Evaluator, Small Business Evaluator, and Vocational Return-to-Work Counselor.

She serves since 2009 with the Santa Clara County Office of Mediation & Ombuds Services as a County-certified bilingual Juvenile Welfare Ombuds, Mediation Trainer, and Superior Court & Community Mediator. Her experience covers hundreds of disputes &  conflicts in the areas of: Civil Harassment/Bullying, Workplace Violence,  Landlord-Tenant, Juvenile Welfare, Business & Commerce, Family & Probate, Parent-Teen, Victim-Offender, and Community Relations for English & Spanish speakers. She served as a Curriculum Developer & Instructor for the CREST scholastic conflict resolution program.

Working in California, México, and Central America, she has assisted in thousands of cases with post injury counseling & consultation, medical and disability case management, mediation/facilitation, and work transition; written hundreds of job analyses and job descriptions, both pictorial and video graphic; and provided litigation support and expert court testimony in dozens of worker's compensation, wrongful termination, discrimination, divorce, estate, and personal injury litigated cases. 

She is a member with various conflict resolution, disability management, worker's compensation, and HR industry professional groups, and strives to stay current on California and Federal disability and HR benefit laws.  

Karen is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish. She exhibits a strong ability for analysis and reason of complex subject matter, and is able to help others quickly get to the heart of most issues. As a very empathetic and compassionate listener, she is focused on helping others to creatively bring about their best personal solution in the quickest and most economical fashion. She takes pride in being fair, honest, and ethical.

K. L. Brajenovich Consulting
 P.O. Box 256 Marina, CA 93933 •  Phone (408) 287-6188