Category Archives: Dr. Karen’s Podcast Guests

April 9, 2024

Neal Frick, CEO of CyberCore Technologies: The ROI for Empathy in Corporate Businesses (Episode # 471)

Neal Frick, the CEO of CyberCore Technologies, a government contractor that specializes in secure IT infrastructure and supply chain management, leads his company with empathy and compassion. Neal’s business results include restructuring and reducing overhead by 2.5 million, tripling headcount and revenue within 2 years, and reducing attrition from 35% to 8% within 12 months.

The author of the book, “The E Suite: Empathetic Leadership for the Next Generation of Executives,” with co-author Tina Kuhn, Neal grounds his approach to leadership in the power of empathy and investment in people, a methodology he learned from his father who is a General Contractor in the Insulating business. With previous corporate and government contracting roles, Neal has seen Empathy leadership produce successful and profitable businesses in other sectors. His father’s leadership instilled a lifelong conviction that investing in people leads to inevitable profits.

Today Neal speaks with Dr. Karen about employee hiring and retention, responsible downsizing, leading millennials and Gen Z, the role of diversity for business success and innovation, and how to protect yourself in a cyber and AI environment.

With insights sharpened in the crucible of personal experience and professional success, Neal is on a mission to build a community of empathetic leaders.
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April 2, 2024

Corporate Painting Reveal with Louis Parsons on TRANSLEADERSHIP’s 29th Birthday (Episode # 470)

Dr. Karen, the President and CEO of TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC. celebrates the 29th birthday of her company with a new painting by Cheltenham, UK-based artist, Louis Parsons. They take you behind the scenes to experience the collaborative process to co-create a commissioned art piece through Parsons’ unique SoulScaping approach.

Through his talks, workshops, and art, Parsons unlocks the emerging art movement he terms “The Soul Renaissance and our ability to see the unique symphony of light that resides inside all of us. He brings simplicity and clarity to empower his audience to find greater energy in their lives.

Louis’ art commissions reside all over the world including with celebrities, world-class surfing athletes, and leading-edge philosophers such as Karren Brady, Tom Curren, and Ken Wilber, and now also with TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC. For the last nine years, he has been the Guest Artist for The Four Seasons, Kuda Huraa, Maldives, and Four Seasons Serengeti. One of his favorite achievements is having one of his artwork pieces auctioned for charity, raising £120,000.

Louis seeks inspiration from all the color and vibrancy in the waves when he surfs and scuba dives. Join Louis and Dr. Karen as they talk about how a corporate painting can clarify and reinforce corporate values and culture.

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March 25, 2024

Rebekah Simon-Peter: The Encounter and Call With the Miraculous Jewish Jesus (Episode # 469)

Rebekah Simon-Peter is passionate about reconnecting spiritual leaders with their God-given powers to co-create miracles with the divine.  Her award-winning group coaching program, “Creating a Culture of Renewal® has energized church leaders across the country to reclaim their calling and to grow their ministries.

Educated in Theology and Environmental studies and previously serving as an ordained United Methodist Pastor, Rebekah is uniquely prepared for her current consulting role to grow the Green Church.

The author of many books to include “Forging a New Path: Moving the Church Forward in a Post-Pandemic World,” “Dream Like Jesus®,” “The Jew Named Jesus,” and “Green Church,” her newest book, due out later this year is an invitation to a transformational journey from discipleship to apostleship where believers co-create miracles with Jesus.

Listen today as Rebekah speaks with Dr. Karen about how to bring out the best in the people who frustrate you the most, the multi-dimensional meaning of the sustainable green church, how to cultivate a miracle-making mindset, Five surprising elements of Jesus-like dreams, her personal testimony about discovering the Jewish Jesus, her journey and lessons from addiction, how to create a culture of renewal, and more.

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March 12, 2024

Ame-Lia Tamburrini: Beyond Tolerance and DEI to Create a Culture of Belonging (Episode # 467)

Ame-Lia Tamburrini is the founder and CEO of Hum Consulting based in British Columbia, Canada. She moves organizations and communities beyond diversity, equity, and inclusion into cultures of belonging.

Her clients include non-profits, corporations, those in government and education sectors, and rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. Ame-Lia holds a Master of Science In Epidemiology, a BSc in Kinesiology and she is a certified facilitator of restorative justice, circle dialogue, and trauma-informed practices.

Today she speaks with Dr. Karen about cultures of belonging, self-knowledge and understanding, vulnerability, the value of feminine leadership for all genders, and the lessons she learned from her cancer journey.

Reach Ame-Lia at her website or on LinkedIn or YouTube. E-mail Ame-Lia at

February 27, 2024

Dr. Daniel Lattimore: DEIA and How to Better Connect the Generations at Work (Episode # 465)

Dr. Daniel Cruz Lattimore, an independent consultant and millennial leader, provides coaching, consultation, and assessment to executives and their teams in higher education, healthcare, and other organizational settings. His consulting emphasis is effective communication, purposeful diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, organization development, and empathic leadership.

A graduate of the University of Memphis Counseling Psychology Doctoral program, Dr. Lattimore recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also uses his creativity to innovate research with underrepresented populations.

Today, he speaks with Dr. Karen about workplace issues such as Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA), ways to connect the generations, and unique challenges for people of color.

Contact Dr. Lattimore at or find him on LinkedIn under Daniel Cruz Lattimore

February 13, 2024

Giji Dennard: What Corporate Executives Need to Know About Father-Child Relations (Episode # 463)

Fathers affect how their sons and daughters show up at work and also how they relate to their own children. Giji Mischel Dennard, the CEO of Well Fed Resources articulates a definition of the Father’s role that builds on the strengths and gifts men already use in their corporate jobs. She expands the definition of “Provider” to include more than financial provision.

Giji debuted as a voice in the fatherlessness movement in 2012 after publishing the first edition of “Hungry for Wholeness: A Call to Pursue Healing & Restoration in Your Father-Child Relationship. She was also the opening keynote speaker for the inaugural Father-Shift Conference.

In today’s episode she shares her insights about Father-Child relationships from personal experience, her research, and her consulting work with sons and daughters. She invites fathers to conduct a “Benefit Analysis” and to experience the ROI from stepping up to Biblical Fatherhood. Giji speaks with Dr. Karen about the role of fathers in identity development, unconditional acceptance, achievement, honor, and mentoring their children.

Contact Giji Dennard at

January 23, 2024

Pat D’Amico: How to See and Appreciate the Whole Person at Work (Episode # 460)

Pat D’Amico is the Founder and CEO of About-Face Development. With more than 30 years’ experience in the Fortune 500 medical device and pharmaceutical industries, he has worked for Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, and start-ups.  Pat’s roles have included sales, commercial operations, recruiting, marketing, and training. As a sales manager, Pat was a 4-time President’s Club winner. His specialty is designing and launching new departments, even within large established organizations.

Pat’s leadership experience also includes serving as both an enlisted soldier and a commissioned officer of the US Army. He received numerous recognitions for his leadership in both combat and humanitarian operations.

Pat holds an MS in Education (Instructional Design), a BA in World Politics, and is a member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Council. In today’s episode he uses his multiple leadership lenses to speak with Dr. Karen about how to motivate employees, retain the best talent, and deal with ego-driven leaders.

Contact Pat D’Amico at; 484-408-0500;

January 9, 2024

A God-Called Marketplace Executive: Fred Sievert, Former New York Life President (Episode # 458)

When Fred Sievert first spoke with Dr. Karen, they did a two part series about Mr. Sievert’s life as a marketplace ministry executive at New York Life and later in his retirement. God has also called and destined you for great workplace impact in His service. We share this rebroadcast to inspire you at the beginning of this new year to seek God for how He wants to work through you in your workplace and in your retirement.

To reach Fred Sievert:
Fred Sievert

January 2, 2024

Sebastian’s Song Revisited (Episode # 457)

Sebastian was three years old when his parents Michael and Naomi first spoke with Dr. Karen about their concerns for the life of their precious son. Sebastian is still fighting the “incurable” cancer Myoepithelial Carcinoma (MEC). We start the year with this episode to thank God for granting Sebastian another year of life. Now four years old he continues to thrive and play with his older brother Santiago. May God bless Sebastian with many more life filled years to come. Thanks to all of you who prayed and who now pray for Sebastian.

Give to find a cure for MEC:

December 26, 2023

Be a Destiny Helper Today: Pastor Canisius Gacura (Episode # 456)

Pastor Canisius Gacura is the senior Pastor of Nyabugingo Worship Center in Kigali, Rwanda. When he first joined Dr. Karen on The Voice of Leadership, he had just published his book, “Discover Your Destiny: And Become a Destiny Helper.” He and his church have been wonderful Destiny Helpers to provide hope and healing to those recovering from the Rwandan genocide, people with disabilities, and the poor.

Since the time of his last visit, the church opened a new worship center which also houses a prayer center, Bible school, center for people with disabilities, and empowerment center for women. They are in the last necessary building phase to secure a government permit to officially open. The final phase requires $30,000 and they have a $15,000 matching grant to finish the work.

Given the current turmoil in the world with multiple wars, weather disasters, and increased violence we thought this would be a great occasion to re-broadcast this encouraging message from Pastor Gacura.

Be a Destiny Helper and give to complete the Nyabugingo Worship Center:  Specify Rwanda

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