In furtherance of her work to encourage others to continue to “look for the light,” Karen’s TEDxHouston talk on the subject of resonance has reached over 90,000 viewers, and counting.  Karen is a sought-after keynote speaker on topics such as self-empowerment, creativity and innovation; in addition, she has spoken extensively on leadership, ethics and diversity at universities, legal organizations and to many other audiences around the country.  Her client list is wide-ranging, including Getty Images, Child Health Corporation of America, University of Houston, and Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence, among many others. She has appeared on both local and national television shows and other news media, contributing to organizations including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com, Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org and both the Oprah Winfrey Show and Oprah.com.  Audiences value Karen’s ability to connect through storytelling and vivid imagery, while providing concrete solutions that individuals and organizations can easily implement in their lives and strategic development.

Because of Karen’s deep experience in delivering keynotes and workshops that include the concepts of courage, worthiness and authenticity, Karen is now also a Daring Way™ Certified Facilitator-Candidate, having been trained in Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness, including the teachings of Daring Greatly and Rising Strong.

Finally, as the former Chief Counsel of Landmark Graphics Corporation, one of the largest software companies in the oil & gas industry, as well as the former Chief of Staff of Halliburton Energy Services, Karen has extensive experience in strategy development, change management processes, corporate ethics management and education.  She is an attorney and an active member of the State Bar of Texas.


With her passion, intelligence, flexibility and intuition, Karen is able to craft innovative messages that inspires her audience to think less, act more and make immediate impact in their organizations.
— Megan Choate, Manager, Solutions, Child Health Corporation of America
Karen has the rare ability to engage a large audience just as she would any intimate conversation. Her humor, intelligence and remarkable experience are conveyed to a room of 1000 people just as if we were at the dinner table.
— Bryan Mason, Chief Operating Officer, VSCO
Karen is a dynamic, passionate and inspiring speaker. She is able to easily and effectively engage the audience with her brilliance, warmth, compassion and humor.
— Jeannine Harvey, Senior Manager, Strategic Relationships, The ONE Campaign