She has presented across five continents, in 18 countries and has worked with over 200 organisations. She was NZ Business Woman of the Year in 2001. Karen’s keynotes, seminars and workshops consistently get outstanding feedback from participants who leave her sessions buzzing and able to implement her teachings immediately.
Karen loves helping people succeed, no matter what field they are in. She provides practical solutions to work, home and life challenges through intelligent behaviour, mindfulness, learning and life skills.
She talks about Life Long Learning and our need to continue to learn, and to "learn how to learn" in order to be successful in our lives. She recognises a transformation where schools used to take business models and apply them to learning; now businesses are taking models from schools and applying them to business in order to create growth and keep up with ever-changing technologies and processes.
Her dynamic style and highly informative content set her apart from others in her field.
Developing Intelligent Behaviours of Successful Entrepreneurs
Being successful comes down to our actions. Dr Art Costa has identified 16 ‘Habits of Mind’ (Intelligent Behaviours) that are the characteristics of successful people, especially entrepreneurs. During this practical introduction you will: Discover all 16 Habits of Mind’. Learn the critical factors to developing your own successful habits. Practice thinking tools for problem solving in everyday life and business. These are essential tools to set you on the pathway to success and innovation.
Developing Smart Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills For Success
One of the distinguishing characteristics of humans is our inclination and ability to find problems to solve. Effective problem solvers know how to ask questions to fill the gaps between what they know and don’t know. Effective questioners are inclined to ask a range of questions, look for alternative points of view, are great listeners and are willing to take responsible risks when making decisions. In this practical interactive workshop you will explore strategies that will enhance your problem solving and decision making process.
"I came away from your presentation, enthralled, inspired and invigorated. So much of what you said struck a chord with me not only in my professional, but also my personal life. I appreciate your wisdom, enthusiasm and ability to open our minds." Claire Turner Associate Principal, Bayfield School
Karen is a dynamic presenter, we were fortunate to have her speak at our Sales Conference in January 2013. The Lioncrest Education team of Educational Consultants were fascinated with Karen’s presentation and found her inspiring and motivating. Her presentation ensured that the team went out into schools and started the new year with her positive strategies to ensure a successful year. Carol Hughes LionCrest Marketing Director
Karen can adapt her knowledge to any setting, business or topic and has a wealth of experience to draw on. The best bit about working with Karen on business matters is "Karen has no ego!" She is inspirational and coaches with intention and relevance. Not many business coaches can veer away from their scripts and analyse things the way Karen can on the spot! Carly Liddell-Lum, Winner of Women in Business Awards 2015