Looking for a fresh program for your event with practical insight about influence, collaboration, and innovation?  You’ve come to the right place.  Karen’s programs are:

  • Interactive – gets people up out of their seats with immediately applicable ‘people’ skills
  • Fascinating – martial arts make it memorable
  • Engaging – people get involved in the content
  • Entertaining, fun – while rich in content
  • Full of practical tools that simply work
  • Flexible – we work with you to deliver a fantastic program

Karen’s most requested programs:

    • The Art of Influence or The Power to Get It Done with Grace
    • Mastering the Art of Conflict
    • The Power of Center
    • The Dynamics of Change
    • Leadership, Teams and Conflict: Increasing Employee Engagement

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To begin a conversation about how we can work together to create an awesome event, drop Karen an e-mail at

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Valencic Bio 2017



speaking 1American Planning Association, Indiana Chapter
In a mere 90 minutes, Karen Valencic, entertained, engaged, and taught us how to collaborate and influence.  For City Planners these are essential skills.  The way she demonstrates her skills physically is very impactful and makes her points easy to grasp.  She left us with tools to apply. The American Planning Board, Indiana, hired her twice, once to help our large board of directors make a difficult transition, a second time to keynote our statewide conference.  I highly recommend her for an enlivening and practical experience.     Shane B.  Chapter President

Blue & Company LLC
I wanted to express to you kudos for an excellent seminar. Within the first hour, the ladies were sitting upright, engaged, with hopeful, helpful, and empowered interactions.  The presenter had effective illustrations right from her unique entrance to her first illustration with the hammer and nail vs. the screw driver and screw.  The way she showed an activity with an audience member and then asked the audience to participate in the same activity in a small group was effective.  It was so much easier to understand and reinforce the learning when we saw rather than were told after which we did.  She also sent us home with tools to help reinforce the communication approach we learned.

Bottom line, this was an empowering, self-centering, I’m responsible for my own success and for our firm’s success, thought provoking seminar.  Donna K., CPA/PFS| Tax Director

Great Rivers Regional United Way Conference
“Your keynote presentation roused a room full of people in just the right ways after a very full week of learning, and early on a Friday morning. We so appreciate your light yet upbeat style and the hands-on ways that you illustrated your points. United Ways today are deeply engaged in many partner relationships and practicing new relationship-building skills. The principles, concise process and examples you covered were easily applied to our work. And, the personal practice will help to keep the concepts in our memory banks for a long time to come. Thank you! Roger F.

IU Health Creating a Healthy Work Environment Annual:
“Very entertaining and informative.  Lots of useful take aways info for professional and personal life.”

“Karen blended a soothing touch with a very enthusiastic approach.  She is a fantastic speaker!  She “gets it.”  She gave me many suggestions that I can immediately use.  She was a terrific keynote speaker.”

“Excellent presentation!  Did a great job of creating safe environment for participation and engagement.  Related to work environment.  Enough skills and information to practice and implement.”

“Karen is an exquisite speaker with a positive message.  Thank you for having her.  I have experienced her one time before.  Wonderful.  Exactly what I needed.”

MGMA National Conference:
“Karen had a wonderful energy about her. I enjoyed how interactive she was with the audience.  I like this presentation a lot!”

“I found this session refreshing.  A great new way to look at conflict and change management.”

“Excellent.  It would be great to have her for two sessions, one more in-depth.”

United Way of Central Indiana Retreat:
“You made me look like a hero to our employees. Really, it was all you.”

“She was the highest quality speaker we’ve ever had.”

“I really needed this topic. I learned several techniques that I used right away!”

Western Ohio ASTD:
“There are many presentations on conflict out there but this one was much different-it was outstanding and made the evening meeting a great deal of fun. It was lively with attendee participation…Karen is a presenter with flare and the ability to get the point across.”

WomenHeart National Conference:
“Karen worked closely with me to customize a presentation that would be most beneficial to our organization, something very useful that attendees could take home and apply not only in work, but life as well. Karen provided all of that in a top-notch program.” Marie W.

Indiana State SHRM Conference:
“I don’t usually write speaker fan mail, but the high quality of Karen’s presentation content, combined with her platform skills made her presentation one of the high points of a very high quality program.”

HR Strategy Forum:
“Your presentation was repeatedly referenced later in our meeting as being one of the best we’ve had, most interesting, most intriguing…” You are a tremendous speaker!

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