December 2, 2021

Thanks for Work and Work Partners: Reflections on Najee

Dr. Karen believes that the more you appreciate what you have, the faster and more likely you will get what else you need, even if it’s something different. In this episode she shares how to increase the success of your organization by appreciating who and what you have. She also unpacks life lessons from observing talented saxophonist, Najee and how he treats the talent around him.

November 30, 2021

Fred Sievert Part II: Post-Retirement Leadership Legacy

In this Part II interview episode, Fred Sievert, retired President of New York Life, talks about how he pays and invests his leadership legacy forward through his books, speaking engagements, and mentoring of others. In this episode he shares his journey from junior high school math teacher to corporate executive, Yale Divinity School student, and now to author, speaker, and influencer. Dr. Karen also interviews Fred about the role of divine appointments, intercessory prayer, and spiritual sharing. There is vibrant and abundant life after retirement.

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November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is medicine for the soul. This is the time to share and to be a blessing to others. Even as many people have suffered recent loss, there is always something for which to be thankful. Dr. Karen suggests that we focus on our blessings and on what remains. She also reflects on the many blessings for which we can be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2021

Fred Sievert, Former New York Life President Part I

Fred Sievert, retired President of New York Life, and author of three books including, “Fast Starting a Career of Consequence: Practical Christ-Centered Advice for Entering or Re-entering the Workforce” talks about how he lived out his Christian values while serving as President of a Fortune 100 secular company. In this Part I interview Dr. Karen interviews Fred about his corporate leadership journey, daily success practices, tough moments and decisions, life integration, and career success strategies from his book.

Reach Fred Sievert at storiesofGodsgrace.com

November 18, 2021

Thanks for My Body, the Temple of God

Some of us take better care of our cars than our bodies. What about you? Are you praising God for your body even though it is imperfect? In this episode, Dr. Karen shares the story of Darryl Stingley, a former New England Patriot’s Wide Receiver. After a pre-season game and injury that left Darryl paralyzed, he still went on to live a life characterized by his book title, “Happy to Be Alive.”

November 16, 2021

General Colin Powell – Tribute to a Career Soldier and Elder Statesmen Part II

In this part II tribute to the life, memory, and accomplishments of General Colin Powell, Dr. Karen explores how General Powell discovered his passion and purpose and why he didn’t run for President of the United States. She also highlights his commitment to developing the next generations of leaders and some of his core doctrines and principles.

November 11, 2021

General Colin Powell – Tribute to a Career Soldier and Elder Statesmen Part I

Dr. Karen pays tribute to the life, memory, and accomplishments of General Colin Powell. She and her husband were both active duty Army officers. In this episode she talks about a special meeting her husband attended with Gen. Colin Powell. General Powell lived a life worthy of celebration. Happy Veteran’s Day to all the other veterans who too have faithfully served in the US Armed Forces. This day is for you.

November 9, 2021

Thanks for the Presence of the Lord

The wisdom of God far exceeds the wisdom of men. Only through the Spirit of God are we able to discern and interpret the wisdom of God. In this episode Dr. Karen says, “When you have the presence of God at work, you are able to do everything God is calling you to do- even the difficult tasks.”

November 2, 2021

Customer Service That Inspires Thanksgiving

Are your customers so inspired by your service that they heartily recommend your place of business to others? As a business executive you set the tone that creates the culture in your organization. You highlight shared values and telegraph how you want employees to treat your customers. Gain key insights on how to improve your company’s customer service from two contrasting examples Dr. Karen shares in this episode.