Category Archives: Dr. Karen’s Podcast Guests

November 22, 2022

Conversation with Todd Isberner and Wendie Pett: Marriage in God’s Way and Timing (Episode 439)

Todd Isberner and Wendie Pett knew they were soul mates from the beginning, yet it would take more than five years for their families to get on board. Both used their experiences from previous marriages as learning and growth opportunities. Committed to a godly courtship, they trusted God to work out the details. Today, Todd and Wendie speak candidly with Dr. Karen about what they do to keep their marriage vibrant and how they help other couples. Wendie also talks about her concept of the body as a Total gym and how she used her expertise in natural fitness to heal her broken clavicle without surgery. Tune in to their podcast, Your Biggest Breakthrough and to Wendie’s podcast, Visibly Fit.

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November 8, 2022

Todd Isberner: Award Winning Fundraiser and Mentor to Men (Episode 436)

Todd Isberner was founder and president of ShareMedia Services. He became the leading national and international expert in Christian Broadcast Fundraising. The author of the book, “What Every Man Needs to Know,” Todd mentors men on the Four F’s of Faith, Family, Fitness, and Finances. Today Dr. Karen speaks with Todd about his life, business, and Christian journey. Listen to hear how God used the good, the bad, and the ugly to transform Todd’s life and how God now works through Todd to transform the lives of other men.

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October 25, 2022

Barry Shore: The Ambassador of Joy

Barry Shore, The Ambassador of Joy is a multi-patent serial entrepreneur, mental wellness activist, philanthropist, speaker, author, podcaster, and former quadriplegic who is now swimming around the world! Join Dr. Karen today to hear Barry’s secrets to living a joy-filled life with vision, purpose, and rejuvenating energy no matter the circumstances. Find out what Barry does daily to go MAD and love DOG POOP.

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Email, Subject: Dr. Karen for free e-book, The Joy of Living

Listen to The Joy of Living Podcast

October 11, 2022

Rafael and Nikita Ortiz: How Listening to My Wife Saved My Life

Rafael and Nikita Ortiz built a 30+ year marriage on the foundation of faith and friendship. Each of them prioritized the family and were deeply committed to one another. That’s why Rafael was shocked when Nikita refused to join him for what he believed was his dream job and opportunity of a lifetime at the Pentagon. Why was Nikita making this call and how did it save Rafael’s life? They both join Dr. Karen to talk about their life-saving decision as well as how authenticity, compassion, and faith make a difference in their lives today.

September 27, 2022

Pastor Canisius Gacura: Live Your Unlimited Destiny

Pastor Canisius Gacura is the senior pastor of Nyabugingo Worship Center in Rwanda, Africa, and the author of two books, “Unlimited: Conquering on My Knees” and “Discover Your Destiny: And Become a Destiny Helper. “Pastor Gacura grew up in war torn Uganda and had many hardships to include nearly dying from a poisonous snake bite, measles, and then polio that left him permanently unable to walk. Dr. Karen talks to Pastor Gacura about how God used his hardships to prepare him for his destiny to help heal a post-genocide nation. She also talked to him about what God is doing today through executive business leaders, God’s ambassadors in the workplace.

Give to the Nyabugingo Worship Center ministry and building project at:           Specify Rwanda

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September 13, 2022

Kerry Anna Stallings: From Corporate Boardroom to Entrepreneurial Founder

Kerry Anna Stallings started her dream job at a public relations advertising firm in New York City working with food and beverage and technology clients. During the pandemic, and while working from home in Atlanta, she got the nudge to start Tower Treats, a company specializing in half pound peanut butter chocolate chip cookies as “the treat for all.” Dr. Karen speaks with Kerry Anna about both her corporate and entrepreneurial experiences, the lessons learned, and how to make a stand for faith in both settings.

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August 23, 2022

Conversation with Psychologist Colleagues about What Companies Can Do to Address Workplace Mental Health

For the last few years, we have lived through the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant illnesses and deaths, social isolation due to virtual work, school, and spiritual services, racial unrest, mass shootings, lethal weather events, and now growing inflation. Today, Dr. Karen speaks with her guests, Dr. Tonya Armstrong, Dr. Len Wysocki, and Dr. JC Wright about the mental health challenges they see in coaching, consulting, and clinical clients. They also talk about the practical steps companies can take to be effective.


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Dr. JC Wright: JC Wright PhD or Julianne C. Wright on LinkedIn Messenger

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August 9, 2022

Sandra Yancey Founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork Shares the WOW Factor of Customer Experience (CX)

Sandra Yancey is the Founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork, the Premier Success System for women entrepreneurs. Her award-winning, multi-million dollar organization connects over 500,000 women through 118 chapters across the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.  Sandra is committed to helping a million women to each reach a million in business revenue. Today, she speaks with Dr. Karen about how to deliver distinctive Customer Experience (CX) that produces “stand out” excellence, repeat customers, raving fans, and brand loyalty.

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Mention “Dr. Karen” for a special VIP rate to the eWomenNetwork annual August ICON conference. Call Anne Payne at 972-620-9995, ext. 2002

July 26, 2022

Shundrawn Thomas: Top Executive, Wall Street Insider, and Man of Faith

Black Enterprise Magazine identified Shundrawn Thomas as one of the 75 most powerful Blacks on Wall St. and one of the most powerful executives in corporate America. Most recently President and Chief Executive of Northern Trust Asset Management and Management Group member, he also held key roles at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Known industry wide as an innovator in investment management and a champion of socially responsible investing, Shundrawn is also the author of four books, including Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Occupation into Your Vocation. Today he speaks with Dr. Karen about his unique brand of leadership, how he successfully navigated corporate America as a Black man in top financial services companies, and his new business venture.

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July 12, 2022

Steven Perry, Author of “The Capacity Model: How to Build Your Best Life”

Steven Perry is the author of “The Capacity Model: How to Build Your Best Life.” Dr. Karen speaks with Steve about his tools to intentionally grow capacity, his secrets to financial and life success, and how to live a life of radical generosity. As a nationally recognized financial professional, speaker, and leader, Steve explains his belief that stress is a gift and shares success strategies that result in a life of significance.

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