Karen is a sought-after keynote speaker on topics such as self-empowerment, creativity and innovation.
She's spoken extensively on leadership, ethics, diversity and inclusion at universities, legal organizations and many other audiences around the country. Because of Karen's diverse legal, corporate and creative background, she focuses on topics as wide-ranging as leadership, diversity, self-image, creativity, social media and human resource issues.
From intimate gatherings and workshops, to town halls attended by hundreds, Karen can tailor a message specific to your organization's needs.
She's also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, trained in Brené Brown's work on vulnerability, courage, empathy and worthiness.
Her keynotes and workshops include these concepts, specifically addressing how vulnerability -- the ability to show up in the midst of uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure -- is the strongest measure of courage that we have, courage which can help foster innovation and creativity.
And as part of her work encouraging others to "look for the light," Karen's TEDxHouston talk on the subject of resonance has reached over 90,000 viewers, and counting.
She has spoken to diverse audiences and her client list is wide-ranging, including Getty Images, Child Health Corporation of America, the University of Houston, Dove, 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.
Finally, she's also an attorney and an active member of the State Bar of Texas.
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.