The Story So Far

'Being a Christian woman in leadership is no picnic. In fact, some days it makes the glass ceiling look like a picture window.' - Karen Bachmann

In a world that is constantly growing darker, Christian managers and leaders in the workplace and in business hold a significant role as the salt and light in their respective environments. Yet many women lack the confidence, skills and know-how to bring the values and principles of their faith into the everyday of their workplace. I was one of them!

After 30 years in the workplace, I was abruptly made redundant. I saw it coming, but the shock, repercussions and what has unfolded since has been completely unexpected. An incredible 7-year journey of discovery into Biblical leadership, understanding my calling, examining women in leadership and what it truly means to be the salt and light of this world has changed me.  I'm not just a better leader. My faith is now built on an unshakable foundation. I understand who I am as a woman of God. I'm no longer 'waiting' on my calling. I  am a strong Christian woman of God using my spiritual gifts to build up the church body and my natural talents to work. In fact, I've been fortunate to be able to combine the two in this work and in the books I write.   

7 incredible and eyeopening  years in the making, I've curated and poured all I have learnt  into the coaching programmes, courses and Masterclasses you see here on The Christian Management Academy and on the podcast The Christian Manager. All with the mission to develop and support Christian women leaders and entrepreneurs as salt and light and the vision to transform workplaces by bringing Christ into the workplace confidently and professionally.

Quite frankly, I've created the education and support I wish was available when I first became a manager with strong leadership aspirations. I pray it delivers you the information and skills you need to ignite your faith and your leadership. 

 My prayers are that God would  give you the strength, grace, wisdom and discernment to grow and stand strong as a Christ centred leader and that by His grace you will transform your own workplace or business to fulfil the calling on your life to be the salt and light of the world .'

Karen Bachmann

Founder and Managing Director

Karen devised the Christian Management Academy and The Christian Manager following a 30 year career spanning Australia and the United Kingdom in the disciplines of project management, child development, taxation, higher education, vocational education, online education, professional development training, pre-employment, consulting and public speaking across both private and public sectors.
Alongside teaching corporate, volunteer, Church and homeless audiences, Karen is lead author of Fostering Changes, an evidence based training programme for foster carers used by local authorities in England, Austria, Germany and New Zealand. She has also authored and ghost written other titles and is currently working on a series in Christian management and leadership support for women.

Karen has a Bachelor degree in Social Work and studied Taxation Law at MBA level. She is currently studying Theology before her dream of embarking on a PhD.


Karen is available for guest podcast and television appearances or conferences. She also delivers a range of Masterclasses which can be tailored or developed for your specific requirements. Find out where Karen is speaking next this year or how you can get her involved in your next conference or podcast.

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mission and Vision statement

Our mission is simple. We develop and support Christian women leaders and entrepreneurs to be the salt and light they were created to be where they have been placed. We develop, support and encourage those  women who hold a vision to transform workplaces by bringing Christ into the everyday confidently and professionally. We deliver Christ centred leadership and a tailored Knowledge Portfolio that sheds worldly leadership

To achieve this the Christian Management Academy:

1. Delivers professional executive coaching programmes, courses and Masterclasses in leadership for Christian women workplace leaders and entrepreneurs.  
2. Focuses on creating and building influence, innovation, impact and Kingdom culture* through the use of Christ centred leadership and a tailored Knowledge Portfolio.
3. Coaches within the context of contemporary issues, the workplace and world views so you can operate in the world but not be of it.
4. Works with individuals with a vision to transform their workplace or business, to develop projects that aim to create a strong impact on culture by promoting and upholding Christian principles and values.

WHY WOMEN? Strong women of faith who are also strong leaders have often been side-lined in their need for development, building vision, sound teaching and recogniton. Our emphasis is on developing women of faith who are managers and leaders to be the salt and light in the workplace by building character, developing an understanding of Christ-centred leadership and equipping them with the practical skills and knowledge to lead and manage others to exceptionally high standards. We want to transform workplaces and businesses with Kingdom culture* through Christian women of innovation and impact.

Kingdom culture* refers to living out the scripture and upholding the values and principles of Scripture on a daily basis. We do not prescribe to the concept of creating the Kingdom here on earth before Christ returns. Our focus it on being the salt and light we were created to be.

what we teach

Rather than providing a statement of belief, we prefer to outline the foundations of what we teach in our programmes.

We teach that the Bible is God’s written revelation to mankind and therefore, the 66 books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21) We teach that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 2:13), verbally inspired in every word (2 Timothy 3:16), absolutely inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God-breathed. We teach the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17).

We teach that the Bible constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21). We teach that God spoke in His written Word by a process of dual authorship. The Holy Spirit so superintended the human authors that, through their individual personalities and different styles of writing, they composed and recorded God’s Word to mankind (2 Peter 1:20-21) without error in the whole or in the part (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16).

We teach that, whereas there may be several applications of any given passage of Scripture, there is but one true interpretation. The meaning of Scripture is to be found as one diligently applies the literal grammatical-historical method of interpretation under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit (John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; 1 John 2:20). It is the responsibility of believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture, recognising that proper application is binding on all generations. Yet the truth of Scripture stands in judgment of mankind; never does mankind stand in judgment of it.

We do NOT teach:

Pursuing of gifts, NAR, seven mountain mandate, building the Kingdom for Christ's return. 

Acknowledgement: Grace to You Church