Karen's clients

Keynotes

Signature Talk

Provoke Your Genius: Own your Journey, Claim your Voice and Step into New Levels of Confidence

Are you confident enough to show up authentically at work and at home? Or, do you fall back on your list of accomplishments, titles, failures, or feelings?

Constantly switching between your personal identity and your professional life leaves you divided and with a fractured sense of confidence. Over time, this misalignment begins to choke the inner genius meant to fuel creativity, innovation, and personal purpose.

In this keynote, Karen shares critical principles from more than 25 years as a CEO, trusted advisor to C-suite leaders, and the personal journey that took her from a young Caribbean high school student seeking opportunity in the U.S. to emerge transformed as a leading leader, DEI and culture transformation advisor to Fortune 500 companies while learning to value her voice and wellbeing.

Let Karen provoke your employees and audience’s genius. In this presentation, Karen will discuss:

  • The importance of aligning one’s personal wellbeing to one’s professional success
  • Developing mindful practices and rituals to remain grounded
  • Strategies to develop personal discipline and focus
  • A personal vision for financial literacy and growing one’s wealth
  • Build a winning support system

Power, Presence, and Impact for Women

As a woman, how do you develop the grit to lead, the influence to impact change and the confidence to pursue your goals? We only see a few women with a seat at the executive leader’s table. When they are at the table, their presence often goes unnoticed. It's time for that to change for all women. From her personal wisdom as an author, business leader, and gifted communicator, Karen uses data and proven strategies to demonstrate how women can own their power and develop their competitive edge.

In this presentation, you’ll learn how to:

  • Drive change and build strategic relationships.
  • Embrace a no-guilt approach to priority management.
  • Consistently make a positive difference in advancing the strategic priorities and profitability of the organization.

How to be Resilient and Confident in Stressful Times

We heard you! Dealing with scattered teams, a pandemic, stressed coworkers/leaders, and competing priorities is enough to challenge the strongest among us. These are unprecedented times that demand a new level of confidence, effectiveness, and resilience. The good news is that proven leadership principles still work—if you know how to pivot the culture and inspire confidence. Your teams may be physically away, but a highly engaged and productive workforce is still possible. In short: how you lead in stressful times will make all the difference.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Conquer your thoughts and emotions to remain focused and confident during any stressful time.
  • Instill calm, hope, and purpose in others during critical times.
  • Make decisions from a place of clarity and confidence during change and uncertainty.
  • Develop a plan to refocus your team, prioritize new opportunities, and take action.
  • Nurture a culture of clear communication that yields greater performance and productivity.

The Business Case for Building a Culture of Respect and Inclusion

There is no doubt that we are in unprecedented times but businesses that excel are responsive to the needs of their clients and employees and, more importantly, they stay ahead of an ever-changing world. We are in an era where building a culture of respect and empathy is no longer optional but is imperative for long-term business success. To be relevant in the immediate future and beyond, savvy leaders know that "what got you here, will not get you there."

Using a data-driven approach, this session will explore how building a long-term sustainable culture of respect and inclusion will:

    • Increase engagement and performance efficiency.
    • Promote innovation and attract talent.
    • Increase financial performance.
    • Examine the need to bring a human touch to a bottom line conversation.