Karen James is a purpose expert with a no-nonsense approach to igniting ethical transformation for organisations. Karen James believes it is time for just change.
From innovation to transformation to community building, Karen’s global career brings something for everyone.
Karen is a ball of energy and fun! She gets her message across in a straightforward way that resonates well with her audience. The take-outs from the session are easy to set in to action.
I was delighted with the work Karen performed for myself and have used this work as the centrepiece of the strategy to further improve employee engagement in my department. A key piece of work involved better defining what the purpose of the department was. Following Karen’s advice the leadership team worked together to reformulate the department purpose which has been an outstanding success. The department purpose now is punchy, has a better alignment with both the day to day work of all employees and the needs of stakeholders who rely on an effective service being provided. Most importantly employees have had much better ‘buy in’ to the new purpose.
Karen James is a unique speaker. In a world where many speakers have honed their art and created presentations that follow a predictable course Karen delivers from the heart. Genuinely thoughtful and curious she uses her experience in the field of engineering and her time in top echelons of the corporate world to deliver insightful messages in a way that pierces the usual language heard from the stage. Guests leave with a greater understanding of purpose and how it drives their actions and results. Karen is a professional, funny and smart speaker and I highly recommend her.
Karen’s presentation was entertaining and engaging – she’d thoroughly researched the subject matter and wove entertaining stories from her personal life into professional lessons learnt, and related them to the issues that would resonate with the Defence audience. The imagery she invoked was inspiring and relevant to the challenges we are seeking to address – and she provided plenty of laughs too!
Karen presented workshops at Wired for Wonder this year and left our audience full of energy and focus. You only needed to check the social media hashtag to see the impact she had – people are genuinely inspired by her stories and her message and she delivers with such a warm, authentic and engaging style. I’ll definitely be booking Karen for future events including Wired for Wonder 2016! A huge thank you for bringing a touch of magic and you to our event.
Meet some of the inspiring organisations that have invited Karen to speak and work with them.