All posts by Karen Wilson-Starks

January 31, 2023

My Prayer for You, The Marketplace Ministry Leader (Episode # 402)

Dr. Karen says that through prayer, we understand God’s desires and plans, his heart for us, and what he wants us to do on earth. She adds that we can be in communication with God 24/7. In this special episode she also prays a special prayer for you, the marketplace ministry leader.

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January 24, 2023

Righting Past Ills: A Conversation with Jeff Rasley About Reparations or Community Development (Ep # 401)

Learning to create and live as a community is difficult when there is a history of oppression and disenfranchisement. Today Dr. Karen speaks with returning guest Jeff Rasley about the responsibility of the United States to Native American Nations. Listen to discover why community development may be more powerful than reparations and how local community ownership is important to success. Jeff is the author of many books including, “America’s Existential Crisis: Our Inherited Obligation to Native Nations.” His blueprint for working with the Basa people of the Himalayas also has implications for partnership with US Native Nations, other under-resourced communities, and the decisions of corporate leaders.

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January 19, 2023

Love and Power: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Recipe for Success Part 2 (Ep # 400)

In this part 2 episode about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967 speech to the SCLC, Dr. Karen talks about the power of unity in diversity. She also poses seven questions for companies who are starting or extending corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

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January 17, 2023

Love and Power: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Recipe for Success Part 1 (Ep # 399)

In his 1967 speech for the 10th anniversary of the SCLC, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that it is the combination of love and power that creates true equality of economic opportunity. In this episode, Dr. Karen shares four success principles, a warning, and five powerful questions for Corporate business leaders.

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January 10, 2023

Why Do People Follow Dictators: A Conversation with Jeff Rasley (Episode # 398)

Why do people follow dictators? What are the implications for business leaders? Guest Jeff Rasley, the author of fourteen books including “The 72 Wisdoms,” shares his insights and perspectives on how to use wisdom to interrupt the patterns of fascist leaders. Jeff is the President of Basa Village Foundation, Secretary of Scientech Foundation, board member of the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, Co-Founder of the Jeff and Alicia Rasley Internship program for the ACLU of Indiana, and a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law and the Christian Theological Seminary. Dr. Karen speaks with Jeff Rasley about the importance of critical thinking and love in preventing and overcoming fascism.

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January 5, 2023

Who are You in Christ and Why Does it Matter? (Episode #397)

Dr. Karen reminds us of seven aspects of who we are in Christ, including that God made us in His image.  Marvelous are His works and design in us!  What does God’s design and purpose mean for us at work? In this episode Dr. Karen reveals specific work applications, including a few controversial ones, for us to consider.

Contact Dr. Karen at; 719-534-0949, ext.1 to explore how she can inspire you to use your spiritual gifts as an executive leader.

January 3, 2023

Where We’ve Been and Where We are Going (Episode #396)

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the prior year and make plans for the upcoming year. In this episode Dr. Karen takes us through some of the highlights of her business and personal life as she reflects on gratitude for her accomplishments and challenges. She then shares her plans for 2023 including the word for the year, “Possibilities,” and its unique and powerful meaning. She concludes with a Success Action Plan that you too can use in your business.

Contact Dr. Karen at; 719-534-0949, ext.1 to explore how she can accelerate and elevate your executive success.

December 27, 2022

A Conversation with Rob Brown about Business Reputation and Recovery from a Major Health Crisis (Episode # 395)

Rob Brown, based in Nottingham, UK, the home of Robin Hood, is the author of the bestselling book, “Build Your Reputation”, host of the world’s only daily Fintech and accounting podcast, and leader of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable. Rob speaks with Dr. Karen about the importance of being distinctive and memorable in business branding and addresses how he came back from a major health crisis.  He also shares what difference his faith made in his recovery.

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December 22, 2022

Are You Looking for the Star? (Episode #394)

What does it mean to have eyes to see, feet to follow, and a heart to worship God? In this episode, Dr. Karen shares these answers and more. Merry Christmas!


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December 20, 2022

Conversation with Terence Chatmon: Are Your Children Prepared to Defend Their Faith? (Part 2) (Episode #393)

Terence Chatmon is the President and CEO of Victorious Family, a family discipleship ministry that equips and empowers Family Champions, on five continents, to develop mature and thriving followers of Christ. Author of the five star best-selling book, “Do Your Children Believe?,” Terence offers a proven step by step process to create a personalized family discipleship plan that works for families, including those with grown children. His prior executive positions include significant roles at Coca Cola, Johnson and Johnson, Citibank, The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, and Equip Leadership. Today he speaks with Dr. Karen about what parents can do to cultivate, in their children, the kind of life-giving love relationship with God that leads to lasting faith.

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