Karen is a speaker, author, photographer & coach.

Her bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful -- and may even be the source of our superpowers.  Her second book, Make Light:  Stories of Bright Sparks, Slow Burns and Thriving Out Loud, will be released November 1, 2017, and is available for preorder now, and her fine art photography pieces and projects have been included in exhibits around the country.

A sought-after keynote and TEDx speaker, Karen has spoken around the United States and abroad to individuals and organizations on the topic of thriving, through leadership development, the magic of creativity, the valuing of cultural and racial diversity, and the power of social media.  She has appeared on both local & national television and other news media, including PBSHuffington PostCNN.com and The Oprah Winfrey Show.