Karen M. Allen
Resilience and Mindset Expert, TEDx Speaker
Karen M. Allen Text Reviews
"Karen is a remarkable speaker, who greatly moved and inspired HubSpot employees during her talk. It didn't matter that we were meeting with her via a video conference - her warmth, expertise, and professionalism shined through. After hearing her on the HubSpot podcast as well as at our INBOUND conference, we knew that we needed to bring her in for our employees. Her story is powerful, and her desire to help others navigate their own experiences with grief clearly show her altruistic drive. She takes what can be a tricky, dark topic and puts our humanity and likeness to one another at the forefront. We all have something to learn from Karen."
Melissa Obleada - HubSpot
"Karen is a world class speaker that is bringing the missing link to corporate America, deeper human connection. She is a remarkable communicator that carries a vital message to the workplace. Her story of perseverance is one that will make a lasting impact for your organization. I was overwhelmed with the amount of reaction to Karen's keynote at our town hall event. I honestly did not realize the size of the need for this transparent message. If you want your team's culture to be transformed into a united one, you must bring in Karen to speak or do a workshop."
Jorge Vasquez - Sprint
"Karen is personable, down to earth, and very knowledgeable in the subject of grief & life's most challenging moments. At one of my company's workshops, she grabbed everyone's attention and lifted our spirits with her messages of self-care and self-awareness. I highly recommend Karen for any speaking engagements especially for conflict management, grief, and healing."
Elisa Ellison - Golf Channel
"Karen's energy was an immediate light during her session, 'Stop + Shift: Flex Your Mental Strength to Win.' She quickly engaged with the audience through her palpable exuberance, her relatable examples and stories and through her calls to action in our webinar chat box. When she shared her personal story and gave the example of being called to "Get Up of Give Up", I got chills. Immediately following her speaker session, my manager and I both exclaimed, "we need to ask her back!" She made my day."
A leader in the retail space
Karen was our keynote speaker for International Women's Week 2022, sponsored by Women in Experian ERG. Karen truly knocked it out of the park and the survey gave her glowing reviews! Her 'Stop and Shift' message was filled with personal stories and practical application for everyday life. She had us fully engaged throughout the session! We want to have Karen back and we highly recommend her for other speaking events.
We 100% recommend Karen for your next event. We decided to book Karen because one of her LinkedIn courses matched our conference theme, but we had no idea what we were getting. Karen's presentation was easily one of the best of the conference and she kept the audience engaged. We all left refreshed, motivated, and ready to implement Stop & Shift in our daily lives. She pushed forward the idea that if you are a state of growth individually, you will be in your professional capacity as well! Nothing but 5 stars from the team at Thomson Reuters. Can't wait to have her back!
I full-heartedly recommend asking Karen to speak about workplace culture at your next corporate event. We contacted Karen rather close to our virtual event kick-off and she was still able to deliver an exceptional keynote as if we'd been planning it for months. During our initial meeting and interview to see if Karen would be a good fit with our company culture, it was immediately obvious that she would be one of the highlights of our event. Karen brought charisma, energy, and honesty when delivering her message. Her perspective and personal stories resonated with our staff. We originally reached out to Karen because her website said, "Companies hire me because they are committed to creating an environment where their people feel valued, cared for, safe, and are celebrated for who they are and what they do." That's the message we wanted to communicate, and Karen helped us do just that.
HDR Water Quality
Karen was amazing in today's session and we're so thankful to have benefited from her energy and wisdom. She gave life and example to "growth mindset". I enjoyed watching the chat blow up as she delivered so many gems.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Our associates loved hearing from Karen. Attendees felt that Karen had a great energy and that through that energy she was able to inspire them through various seasons in their own lives. They found her relatable, genuine, and engaging. We hold a speaker event every year and we had record attendance for Karen. Associates were also eager to receive her book. We had a great experience working with Karen this year and her Stop & Shift model fit our vision and message perfectly.
Raymond James & Associates
Karen engaged our 300 virtual participants with authenticity, wisdom, and energy in a way that both kicked off our business meeting with energy while enabling our people to show up more fully in our small group discussions. Karen was a delight to work with and gave us confidence that we had a real partner in co-creating the experience envisioned for our people this year.