Karen Walker has been in your shoes. As employee #104 at Compaq Computer, she helped lead the organization from $0 to $15 billion in annual revenue. For the past twenty years, she has been a consultant, executive coach and thought partner for high level executives facing growth at light speed.
— Dorie Clark

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IA CORPORATE RESEARCHERS CONFERENCE (IA CRC)

No Dumbing Down: Leading Your Organization for Growth

Many successful startups experience a particularly disturbing problem: that is, you’ve made big promises to the marketplace, but things aren’t working the way you know they could. Producing what you should be producing is more difficult than you expected. You and your teams are working far too hard. What’s causing these bottlenecks? It all boils down to one word: execution. You’re not executing up to your capabilities. In this workshop, execution-and-growth expert Karen Walker will show you strategies - including how to avoid “teamwork-as-usual” - so you can handle the transition and pump up your ability to scale.

October 22, 2019

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STARTUP GRIND BOSTON GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR WEEK

How to gain product-market fit: panel with Dan Levin (ViralGains) and Karen Walker (Compaq, OneTeam)

Dan Levin is the President and COO of ViralGains where he establishes new media partnerships, develops strategic initiatives, and conducts market research. Karen Walker, author, keynote speaker, and President and Founder of Oneteam Inc., and hope to collaborate on an upcoming Startup Grind Boston event. Karen helped lead the fastest to $1 billion in revenue company in American history: Compaq.

November 12, 2019

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STARTUP GRIND MIAMI TECH DAY

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“We were so lucky that you said yes to speaking! Thank you for bringing such perfect content to our workshop stage - you expertly set the stage for a full day of deep diving talks and the feedback we received on your particular session was outstanding! It has been a joy to work with you from our first encounter and we look forward to our paths crossing again in the future!”

— — Rebecca Croll, Startup Festival
Karen Walker recently spoke at our software testing conference, Accelerate San Francisco. From her long business career and experience coaching/ advising leaders, she brings front lines perspectives on how to lead organizations and teams for growth. Developing instant rapport with her audience, Karen is relatable and engaging. She had clearly thought about her audience and shaped her content appropriately. It ended up being one of the best sessions at Accelerate San Francisco. We look forward to working with her again in the future.
— Kira Mondrus-Moyal, SVP of Global Marketing, Tricentis

No Dumbing Down at Tricentis Accelerate 2019

Karen presents at StartUp Grind SJSU 2019


Introduction to Karen and two of the basic tenets for aligning internal and external strategies for growth

Karen Walker presents No Dumbing Down at Startupfest 2019

“Karen’s six key strategies that entrepreneurs can use as benchmarks as part of their decision making process offered a fresh approach to evaluating growth that had our attendees nodding their heads in agreement.”
— Harriet Hollis, Executive Director, Atlanta CEO Council