Monthly Archives: August 2020

August 27, 2020

Always Brand Ready: Strategies from Marcella Scherer, Image and Presence Consultant

Special Guest Marcella Scherer grew her own business to multiple seven figures using the image and presence strategies she shares today. Dr. Karen speaks with Marcella about how executive image and presence impact opportunities and bottom line results. After up-leveling her executive presence, Marcella’s recent client landed a 10 million dollar contract.

August 25, 2020

Stay in the Game: Innovation at Play

Challenging times call for creative reinvention. In the current health crisis, even professional basketball and baseball have implemented major innovations at play. Organizations also must think about how to stay relevant, in the game, and moving forward. Leaders want to play rather than be benched on the sidelines. Using examples from the world of sports, Dr. Karen shares creative business and leadership insights.

August 20, 2020

Women in Leadership

Did you know that even in this season of women in leadership, women are still held to a higher standard than men? Unfortunately, gender discrimination is rampant in the modern day workplace. In this podcast, Dr. Karen unveils some of the differences between men and women and sheds more light on this sensitive topic.

August 18, 2020

Diverse Minds Needed for Innovation

We are often attracted to people who are different from us. Without the balance of those differences, we might suffer the negative consequences of our blind spots. Listen to this podcast as Dr. Karen explains how diverse minds are “better together” in our complex world, including in the workplace.

August 13, 2020

Reinvention Requires Openness to New Ways

What you did yesterday may not be enough and may not work at all. Ask yourself, “How can we best serve our customers now?” In this podcast, Dr. Karen poses key questions and shares some powerful business examples. She concludes with a practical assignment to challenge your thinking and get you closer to your best success and impact reinvention.

August 11, 2020

Patrick Connery Ellis: A life of Impact

A talented and successful #1 Gospel broadcast host on WHUR radio station in Washington, DC was recently taken away from us by the Corona virus. In addition to playing gospel music, Patrick Ellis was known for his love for the community as expressed by feeding and clothing those in need, helping the sick, and supporting women’s shelters for domestic violence. Although not initially intent to pursue broadcasting, he said the radio came to him by divine intervention. Listen to this podcast and to Dr. Karen share her tribute to Patrick Ellis and an important safety message for all of us.

To watch a touching tribute to Patrick Ellis from Howard University TV station, click this link and enjoy the words and gospel music:

August 6, 2020

Tribute to Pastor C.T. Vivian

Described by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as one of the greatest preachers of all time, civil rights icon, Pastor C.T. Vivian was a strong advocate for and practitioner of non-violence. Yet, he was willing to die for what he believed. In one of his most powerful quotes, Pastor Vivian said, “Non-violence is the only honorable way of dealing with social change…” To hear the powerful conclusion of his remarkable quote, listen to this podcast. Dr. Karen also extracts and shares relevant leadership lessons for you and your team.

August 4, 2020

Tribute to U.S. Representative John Lewis

On this podcast, Dr. Karen pays tribute to the late, Representative John Lewis who was the youngest member of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s team to speak at the 1963 March on Washington. Dr. Karen shares profound stories of his upbringing, his extraordinary and courageous lifelong accomplishments, and his enduring commitment to non-violent social change. She also gives five leadership principles for all leaders and delivers a special leadership message for corporate America.