All posts by Karen Wilson-Starks

June 6, 2023

5 Essential Conversations to Develop and Transform Executive Teams (Episode # 427)

What kinds of conversations do you have with your executive team to promote an enterprise-wide perspective?  Dr. Karen identifies five essential dialogues to transcend silos and engage the power of constructive executive team collaboration. Two of those dialogues include the cultivation of shared learning and the exploration of new possibilities.

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May 30, 2023

Why Automation, High Technology, and AI are Not Enough (Episode # 426)

Automation, technology, and AI (artificial intelligence) provide numerous benefits to reduce labor intensity, increase decision-making options, and expand learning skills. The question is what can people do to best gain from these technologies? In this episode, Dr. Karen shares her insights on the voice and role of the CEO to ask the right questions and take the right actions to leverage the value of the information for business innovation and creative advantage.

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May 23, 2023

Engage Everyone in God’s Word: Jos Snoep, President and CEO of The Bible League (Episode #425)

Bible League President and CEO Jos Snoep leads the ministry by cultivating, “one relationship at a time.” Today on The Voice of Leadership, he speaks with Dr. Karen about how The Bible League, a non-profit Christian ministry, engages people in the word of God and equips the local Church.

The Bible League creates global unity in diversity through partnerships with local communities. Jos also describes the importance of a culture of prayer, the meaning of the word “league,” and how God uses these and other concepts to grow local leader missions at the grassroots level. Executive leaders can apply the same principles of prayer, listening, relationship, and partnership for success in leading their corporate businesses.

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May 16, 2023

The Power of Prayer for Executive Business Leaders (Episode # 424)

Just as God revealed to the King of Israel what the King of Syria said in his bedchamber, God also reveals what’s going on in our workplaces. He tells us what we cannot know through human means. He reveals who is for us, who is against us, and His plan for how to respond. In this episode, Dr. Karen shares the reasons business leaders must pray to God without ceasing. Prayer is the vehicle God uses for relationship, revelation, instruction, participation, and victory/success in life including the workplace.

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May 9, 2023

God Said, “Play for Me”: Conversation with Kirby Velarde, Lead Guitarist (Episode # 423)

When Kirby Velarde started “Playing for God,” it catalyzed a process that included playing gospel music for Heritage Christian Center in Denver, Colorado, a congregation that has had up to 10,000 members, and playing for legendary gospel music great Kurt Carr.

Accomplished musician Kirby Velarde was born into a musical family. He elevated his artistic pedigree to new heights when he followed God’s call on his life. On today’s episode of The Voice of Leadership, Kirby plays his music and tells Dr. Karen about the expansion of his musical journey to include gospel music.

Kirby describes how he connects to God through music, and how corporate executives can also access God’s favor, embrace their unique talent, and leverage inspiration and preparation to serve at the highest levels.

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May 2, 2023

Mastering the Fundamentals: Timeless Business Strategies for Today’s Challenges (Episode # 422)

Is it time to get back to basics? In this episode, Dr. Karen shares five business fundamentals to practice at any time and especially in times of uncertainty, change, and volatility. These timeless strategies also uncover hidden opportunities to serve your customers and clients with more distinctive service that adds value to their businesses and gives your company a creative advantage.

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April 25, 2023

Who Me? Depressed: A Conversation with Dr. Clarence Shuler About His Depression (Episode # 421)

What do you do when you, the CEO, are the one who is depressed? What are the dangers of admitting you are depressed? How do you get help? Dr. Clarence Shuler, President and CEO of Building Lasting Relationships is also an award winning speaker and the author of 10 books. Today he shares his personal journey with depression. In this transparent and vulnerable conversation Dr. Shuler talks about his struggles with self-worth and validation and how God met and healed him in the dark place.

His latest book written with his counselor and co-author, Dr. Monique S. Gadson, is “Finding Hope in a Dark Place: Facing Loneliness, Depression, and Anxiety with the Power of Grace.” Join Dr. Karen as she and Dr. Shuler explore the depths of depression and how to get out.

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April 20, 2023

We Have This Treasure in Earthen Vessels (Episode # 420)

Do you realize that the treasure we carry is the Holy Spirit, the good news, and the glory of God? This treasure comes from God Himself and He has poured it into us for our benefit and the benefit of those around us. What are earthen vessels and where and how do they work? In this episode, Dr. Karen reveals her answers and insights.

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April 18, 2023

Everything is For You, It’s A Matter of Perspective (Episode # 419)

No matter the dark night of your soul whether in illness, the death of a loved one, a wayward child, disappointments at work, or something else, God is there with you, and He turns everything for you. How can God convert the disastrous into something good? Dr. Karen shares personal stories of the profound ways God has shown His love and Presence at tough times in her life.  See how viewing the prism through spiritual eyes can change your perspective and help you to overcome some of your toughest moments.

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April 11, 2023

The “Art” of SoulScaping with Artist Louis Parsons (Episode # 418)

Award winning UK based artist Louis Parsons unlocks our ability to see the unique symphony of light that resides inside each of us. Louis creates paintings that capture the personality of the person and/or the soul of the business.  His SoulScape process invites the recipient to ignite the spark within. Together artist and recipient connect and step into the unknown together to create that which is beyond them both.

Louis Parsons’ inspired works reside worldwide with celebrities, world class athletes, leading edge philosophers, select Four Seasons Hotels, and corporate business offices. Join Dr. Karen for a journey of the soul as she and Louis explore specific art pieces and describe the role of creativity in life and leadership.

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