Karen collaborates with amazing brands to provide irrefutable evidence that there is good in the world.


content collaboration


From time to time, Chookooloonks partners with select brands and creatives to offer sponsored photography and interactive marketing content, Pinterest/Instagram features and promotional work, whose missions closely tie into the message and aesthetic of Chookooloonks A small sample of previous collaborations includes:

If you are interested in developing a visually beautiful and inspiring campaign — and feel that your products and/or services are closely aligned with the mission of Chookooloonks — please download a media kit here, and contact Karen directly at karen@chookooloonks.com for a current rate sheet.

keynotes and workshops


From intimate gatherings to town halls attended by hundreds, Karen has spoken on a variety of subjects as wide-ranging as creativity (through photography and journaling), leadership, diversity, human resource issues, self-image and social media.  Karen is 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. A small sampling of previous clients include:

  • SXSW
  • TEDxHouston
  • Phillips 66
  • The Creative Connection Event
  • Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop
  • Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence

If you're interested in engaging Karen as a keynote speaker for your organization, please contact Karen directly at karen@chookooloonks.com. (And click here to see a sampling of Karen's previous video appearances, including her TEDxHouston talk.)


Working with Karen is a professional and personal delight. I first got to know her when I was a Senior Director at the ONE Campaign and she joined us on an educational and story-telling trip to Kenya. We were there to see the progress being made to alleviate extreme poverty and preventable disease by US-funded programs. Her photographs and words were so compelling and persuasive - she helped bring real attention to and create strong advocates for our programs. We later engaged Karen— over and over again — in her professional capacity as photographer and storyteller. In addition, we relied on her counsel in message development to various audiences and on her wisdom, humor, and good will, in general. Our entire team learned from her and loved working with her. Ask her, sometime, about crocodiles...
— Ginny Wolfe, former Senior Director, Strategic Relationships, The ONE Campaign

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