Monthly Archives: May 2022

May 31, 2022

Mental Health Pandemic

God designed us to have a vertical relationship with Him and a horizontal relationship in community with one another. During this pandemic and even as we exit the pandemic we see, and have seen, a significant amount of mental health challenges. Is it possible that we have inadvertently disrupted God’s best plan for healing by attempting to work against, rather than with nature? Dr. Karen shares several insights about how the increased emphasis on a drug based culture and other variables may contribute to disconnection and mental health crises.

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May 24, 2022

Dennis Welch Interview I: Find the Hook that Makes You Memorable

Dennis Welch is the President and Owner of Articulate PR and Communications, a songwriter, and the author of two books, “So…What are You Saying?” and “Rich People Shop Here.” For 13 years he was also in management and a senior staff writer for the Gallup organization.  In this segment Dr. Karen speaks with Dennis about the joy in finding your calling, the best way to bring out the gifts in yourself and others, and how to be memorable as you make a unique impact. Dennis also sings one of his phenomenal songs.

Reach Dennis Welch at www.welch-words.com; www.bearticulate.com

May 19, 2022

Resilience Lessons from Comedians Chris Rock, David Chappelle, and Kevin Hart

With more attacks of celebrity comedians on stage, what lessons can we observe and learn from these incidents? What are the business applications? In this episode, Dr. Karen reveals five resilience lessons business leaders can learn from comedians.

May 17, 2022

Tribute to Thomas (Tom) E. Robinson (15 Dec 1945- 4 April 2022)

Tom Robinson, beloved husband, father; Star Athlete; Co-Founder of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company; Math teacher; Football, Basketball, and Golf Coach; High School and College Football Official; Associate Commissioner for the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA); and College Football Replay Official is now gone too soon at 76 years old. Tom lived an extraordinary life dedicated to shining the light and focus on others. In this heart-felt tribute, Dr. Karen shares his accomplishments, contributions, impact, and the immense love he had for his wife and soulmate. Dr. Karen concludes with five “Living Leadership Legacy lessons” we can learn from Tom Robinson.

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May 10, 2022

Conversation with Dr. Clarence Shuler on How Life-Changing Cross Cultural Friendships Can Heal Racial Divides

Dr. Clarence Shuler, President and CEO of Building Lasting Relationships, marriage counselor, speaker, life and relationship coach, diversity consultant, and author of more than 10 books joins Dr. Karen to talk about his new book, “Life-Changing Cross Cultural Friendships: How You Can Help Heal Racial Divides, One Relationship at a Time.” Dr. Shuler shares some of the lessons he has learned from his 54 year relationship with New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Gary Chapman, author of “The Five Love Languages.”

Reach Dr. Clarence Shuler at clarenceshuler.com. Purchase pre-sale copies of his book “Life-Changing Cross Cultural Friendships” from his site or Amazon

May 5, 2022

Will Smith Postscript: Opportunity for Reset

As marketplace ministry leaders we too make mistakes. What can we learn from the Will Smith situation? In moments when we don’t show up at our best, there is an opportunity for a reset. In this episode, Dr. Karen shares the steps, questions, lessons, and insights of an effective reset.

May 3, 2022

The Courage of the People of Ukraine

In this episode, Dr. Karen reflects on the courage of the Ukrainian people as they stand on their principles and values to fight an unprovoked war against Russia, a much larger country. She also shares more than ten examples of how Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy demonstrates effective and admirable leadership under fire. He embodies the principles and lessons she shares in her book, Lead Yourself First: The Senior Leader’s Guide to Engaging Your People for Greater Performance and Impact.”

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