Speaking


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Karen has addressed groups small and large, companies and associations, in the US, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. 


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To discuss what is most useful for your organization, contact Karen at +1-802-734-5477 or email Karen: karen@karenwalker.us


Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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Startup Fest in Montréal — July 9-12, 2019

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.

July 9th: After the Big Bang: Create and Align Your Organization for Growth at Lightspeed

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Karen’s Keynote:

No Dumbing Down™: Leading Your Organization or Team for Growth

Whether you’re with a start-up or long-time established company, you may be experiencing 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 keynote or workshop, execution-and-growth expert Karen Walker will show you strategies - including how to avoid “teamwork-as-usual” - so you can handle tough situations and pump up your ability to scale.

This topic can be tailored for keynote or workshop.


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Past Speaking Events

Startup Grind in San Jose — April 29, 2019

The Startup Grind - an environment unlike anything else - where our community of startups, partners, students, investors, thought leaders, come together for  invaluable education, connection, and inspiration.

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Growth Gap, A Talk by Karen Walker

This element is focused on creating awareness of what is possible. Too often we spend our time focused on what to do before we have considered the broad variety of options available to us. Look forward to your goals without being constrained by the obstacles. 

Closing the Growth Gap by Karen Walker on ISSUU.COM

 

Sometimes we have leader in our title, but sometimes we don’t. Either way, you can adopt a leadership role. We’ll explore different types of power and influence, how to optimize the talent in the room, minimize surprises and stay on track in group settings. These and more strategies that you can apply to effectively lead and influence teams, from wherever you are.
 

MRA's CEO Summit | Keynote speaker Karen Walker

No Dumbing Down and Other Strategies CEOs Use to Guide Growth
— With Karen Walker
 

The Atlanta CEO Council #OBISeries | Talks by Karen Walker

The Atlanta CEO Council #OBI Series focuses on one big idea with insights into ideas, technology and current  issues delivered by thought leaders in a variety of disciplines.  

 

Karen’s thoughtful approach to leadership and personal development has had a profound impact on both my team and our organization as a whole. I’ve leveraged Karen’s expertise in several capacities, spanning from developing myself as a leader within our organization (focusing on both strengths and weaknesses) to further enabling my teams’ ability to effectively communicate and collaborate in a dynamic environment. While adhering to a proven and effective set of methodologies, Karen also takes a customized approach based on organizational dynamics to ensure the efficacy of her programs. Not only do I view Karen as the most effective organizational consultant that I’ve worked with; she is a trusted advisor as well, whom I’d gladly recommend to anyone.
— IAN STEWARD, VP SALES, TRICENTIS
After just one virtual meeting with Karen, my distributed team is solving conflicts and working as a unit. They’ve really come together to deliver better results.
— Megan Gilhooly, Sr. Manager Content Strategy, AWS Solutions Architecture