About The Gov Geeks, LLC
We provide career coaching services for government employees. Our mission is to help you find career fulfillment in public service. We serve the people side of the government with resume writing, keynote speeches, individual & group coaching, Masterclasses, videos, and more!
After serving nearly 40 years in public service in roles ranging from entry to executive, we know the unique challenges of working within the federal government... but we also know the value. Civil servants have the opportunity to make a real difference in the world. Our aim is to help you live a fulfilling life. The way we see it, the public benefits when you are able to perform at your best. Trust The Gov Geeks to help you make the most of your time in public service - for you and for our nation.
Javier Lopez, MSA, PCC
Javier proudly serves as the Geek in Chief and Co-Founder of The Gov Geeks LLC, a learning and professional development endeavor committed to helping public servants get in and get ahead in government. Through coaching, workshop facilitation, and public addresses, Javier presents the genuine value of service.
Drawing upon nearly two decades as a high-performing federal executive and an Adjunct Professor of organizational leadership, Javier is a scholar-practitioner and keynote speaker who offers helpful career strategies that focus on personal empowerment and mission success. His unique insights are of value to individuals and organizations alike.
Javier was born in El Paso, Texas. He holds a Master of Science in Administration from Trinity Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Equipped with an array of professional training and certifications, he is well versed in the functions of government. Javier is committed to using his experience, training, and energy to fulfill the potential of others.
He is happily married to a fellow gov geek, grateful for two wonderful daughters, and resides in Alexandria, Virginia. A full-time public servant himself, his work with The Gov Geeks is not part of any official duties or responsibilities.
Karen is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Gov Geeks, LLC. A native Texan with a passion for public service, she combines her love of science and human behavior to successfully implement programs within the Federal Government. Her expertise spans across human resource management and organizational leadership to curriculum development and financial operations.
Drawing upon 14 years of progressively expanding responsibility evaluating and directing programs at the federal level, Karen takes joy in mentoring others and being of value to the mission of any organization lucky enough to work with her. From supporting cognitive brain research at the University of Texas at El Paso with the Department of Defense (DoD) to improving diplomatic functions at the Department of State, Mrs. Lopez has made a true difference for the nation.
Her impact can be measured not only in national security but also in the lives of those around her. Karen orchestrated the management of a 2.5 million dollar Congressional mandate to match economically disadvantaged college students from across the country with high profile and mission critical offices within DoD. Connecting aspiring public servants to critical defense needs, her work lives on in the now more than 200 federal employees whose work keeps us safe.
Mrs. Lopez holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Trinity Washington University and a graduate certificate from American University's Key Leadership Program. While Mrs. Lopez has proven to be driven and capable, she humbly admits she cannot take full credit for her accomplishments. Her successes are a direct result of those she works with and the constant support of her husband and her two daughters.
A full-time public servant as well, her work with The Gov Geeks is not part of any official duties or responsibilities.