August 6, 2020

Tribute to Pastor C.T. Vivian

Described by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as one of the greatest preachers of all time, civil rights icon, Pastor C.T. Vivian was a strong advocate for and practitioner of non-violence. Yet, he was willing to die for what he believed. In one of his most powerful quotes, Pastor Vivian said, “Non-violence is the only honorable way of dealing with social change…” To hear the powerful conclusion of his remarkable quote, listen to this podcast. Dr. Karen also extracts and shares relevant leadership lessons for you and your team.

August 4, 2020

Tribute to U.S. Representative John Lewis

On this podcast, Dr. Karen pays tribute to the late, Representative John Lewis who was the youngest member of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s team to speak at the 1963 March on Washington. Dr. Karen shares profound stories of his upbringing, his extraordinary and courageous lifelong accomplishments, and his enduring commitment to non-violent social change. She also gives five leadership principles for all leaders and delivers a special leadership message for corporate America.

July 30, 2020

Interview with Award Winning Designer Connie Wittich: How Elevated Spaces Increase Productivity and Profitability

The built environment is important for both employee and customer engagement. Creativity, innovation, and productivity are increased when people work in environments designed to inspire. Listen to Dr. Karen and her guest Connie Wittich unpack the value of including natural light, color, and the beauty of the outdoors into the custom designed workspace. To see Connie’s work, go to

July 23, 2020

Am I my brother’s keeper?

What are the “murderous” acts that occur in the halls of corporate offices and what can you do about them? As a business, how can you promote inclusion? Is a non-supportive culture creating a revolving door in your organization? Listen to this podcast and to Dr. Karen share her views, insights, and action steps to propel your organization to a higher level of excellence.

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July 21, 2020

Visionaries See What Others Don’t See

Did you know that if you are a visionary, seeing future options, possibilities, and dangers is your superpower? What comes easy for you is not obvious to others. What you see is often hidden from those with other gifts. In this podcast episode, Dr. Karen shares five key insights on how to recognize and best leverage your visionary superpower for organizational success and influence.

July 16, 2020

Executive Self-Care in Crisis

Are you prioritizing your spiritual growth and increasing your physical fitness? Listen to this podcast to discover ways you and your team can strengthen and improve your self-care, especially in times of crisis. Dr. Karen shares three pillars of self-care success.

July 14, 2020

The Importance of Integrity Now

Integrity is doing what’s right even when no one is watching. Are you a person who demonstrates integrity? How about others in your organization? In this podcast, Dr. Karen shares ideas on how to raise the bar on integrity in your organization.

July 9, 2020

How to Stay Positive When the Sky is Falling

Rather than to think of the glass as half full or half empty, according to Simon Sinek, think of it as refillable? This is one of seven key insights Dr. Karen shares in this episode to empower you and your team to stay positive even when the sky seems to be falling.

July 7, 2020

“With Liberty and Justice for All”: Interview with Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Part 2

With nearly a half century of experience as a Pastor, educator, community leader, and author, Dr. Karen’s guest, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, has served in many significant and influential roles to include senior pastor to several churches, college president, faculty member, and President of both the Cleveland NAACP and Urban League. Join Dr. Karen for these thought provoking interviews to hear timely recommendations for churches, corporations, and other influencers.