The Gov Geeks, LLC
We provide executive & 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 over 40 years in public service (we're older than we look!) in roles ranging from entry to executive, we know the unique challenges of working within the federal government... but we also know the value. Our aim is to help you live a fulfilling life in public service. 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 government - 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 government focused executive and career coaching practice committed to helping public servants get in and get ahead in their careers. Through coaching, workshop facilitation, and public addresses, Javier presents the genuine value of service.
Drawing upon over two decades as a high-performing federal executive and 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 help clients lead fulfilling lives.
He is happily married to a fellow gov geek, grateful for two wonderful daughters, and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
Karen is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Gov Geeks, LLC. 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 over 20 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 and beyond, Mrs. Lopez has made a true difference for the nation.
Karen holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Trinity Washington University and is a graduate of American University's Key Leadership Executive Program. A full-time public servant herself, her work with The Gov Geeks is not part of any official duties or responsibilities.