She is the former Chief Counsel of Landmark Graphics Corporation, one of the largest software companies in the oil and gas  industry, as well as the former Chief of Staff of Halliburton Energy Services.  In both of these roles, she gained extensive experience in strategy development, change management processes and corporate ethics management and education, as well as invaluable proficiencies in giving practical advice to business stakeholders, all designed to maximize successful outcomes.  Karen is an active member of the State Bar of Texas.

Combining these skills with her public speaking and delivery of workshops that include the concepts of courage, worthiness and authenticity (both within the legal field and without), Karen is now a Daring Way™ Certified Facilitator, having been trained in Brené Brown's work on vulnerability, courage, shame-resilience and worthiness, including the teachings of Daring Greatly and Rising Strong.  

In addition, as a self-taught photographer (and journaling evangelist), Karen uses creativity and self-expression to help clients from all walks of life discover their own their gifts and superpowers, develop their leadership skills, and learn how to use them in a way that allows them to thrive.

coaching offerings


one-on-one leadership coaching

If you're trying to focus your business or career to align with your core values, or are simply looking for ways to navigate and discover your own personal method of curating a meaningful life and changing the world,  Karen can help encourage you along your path of your own self-discovery.  Using tools rooted in the field of positive psychology and focused introspection, Karen will help guide you to developing and creating your own path forward toward a more fulfilling life.



Enjoy self-paced, self-study, and want to add more peace, introspection and contemplation in your life?  These courses might be just the thing:  from seasonal journaling audio/visual workshops, to photography meditation courses, to cultivating a simple journaling practice, all of these ecourses are designed to help you thrive. Check out:


lime retreats & live workshops

Karen's Lime Retreats and Workshops help you focus honing your strengths, all while breaking bread and generally enjoying each other's company.  At Lime Retreats, you'll have:

  • a stress-free place to unplug
  • a safe gathering in an atmosphere of creativity
  • no-bull sessions on practical ways to focus on changing your world


the make light community (always free!)

Every month or so, Karen sends a personal note to over 2500 subscribers, each note containing  journal prompts, photography prompts, and links to books and articles -- all inspiration on how to thrive, all completely free. 

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I didn’t realize the day I met Karen Walrond at Lime Retreats how transformational her work would be to me. It was a simple invitation to women to come together, to explore, to visualize, to put on paper and claim, in voice, a dream. Karen beautifully and brilliantly facilitated the weekend that none of us wanted to end. I gained a sisterhood of incredible women who I adore and support and I continue to receive their honest, loving support in return. Yes, this was transformational and life changing and I am forever grateful. She will change your life too — trust me!
— Meg Ramstad, MSN, ARNP -- Bariatric AfterCare Coach and CEO -- Chief Empowerment Officer