High-Impact, Interactive Programs

One of the greatest rewards of what I do is watching resistance melt away — and seeing the “ahhh…yes!” happen. I offer programs, keynotes, and speaking engagements, focused on key concepts and tools from my Spiral Impact® approach to conflict mastery. I get people out of their seats and experiencing how power can be delivered with grace — and get results!  

My programs are designed flexibly to scale for large events or small internal groups who are seeking ways to work more productively and creatively with conflict.

What Can You Expect with My Programs?

I believe that people learn best by doing, so my programs are interactive and participative. I demonstrate all my concepts physically, making the learning entertaining and long lasting with visual and kinesthetic demonstrations. Here are a few scenes from an engagement I did for an internal team to give you a flavor.

My Most-Requested Programs

Leadership Momentum – Thriving through Change

Innovative, progressive, and agile businesses have purposeful change at their core. How well do you encourage and roll with change? Does your organization have the finesse to help your people with the transition resulting from change? Knowing the dynamics of change helps us advance, unified and with grace.

In this interactive presentation, I blend concepts from science and the martial arts to show you how to:

  • Describe the difference between change and transition
  • Minimize resistance and maximize alignment to change
  • Practice self-care in times of change

Mastering the Art of Conflict

Conflict is the spark that lights the fire of innovation. However, the flames of conflict can also destroy trust and vitality that are essential to bring out the best in people to create high-performing teams and successful business relationships.

In this interactive presentation, I blend concepts from science and the martial arts to demonstrate five simple keys to shift destructive conflict to innovative results.

Learn how to:

  • Stay calm and maintain perspective in intense situations
  • Minimize resistance to increase momentum for team engagement
  • Shift destructive conflict to innovative results

The Art of Influence (or The Power to Get It Done with Grace)

Can you push something toward you? No! Pushing is away.  Why continue pushing to make things happen?  Instead, learn to harness the power of a spiral and practice the art of influence to achieve outcomes with grace and ease.

In this interactive presentation, I blend concepts from science and the martial arts to demonstrate 5 keys to navigate through intense and demanding circumstances. Learn to:

  • Use power instead of force to influence outcomes
  • Lead with influence and impact
  • Stay calm and maintain perspective in intense situations
  • Diffuse destructive conflict

Centering:  the Martial Way to Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness

Center is an internal focus to create a sense of balance, awareness, and personal strength. Centering increases mindfulness, emotional intelligence and is a key element to foster influence, collaboration and innovation.

This session creates a context for how centering increases your ability to perform with more stability and influence, as well as less stress while in challenging circumstances. Participants will leave with tools and a plan for how to integrate centering into their lives. Learn how to:

  • Become the ‘calm’ eye in the storm of life
  • Increase perspective and awareness
  • Engage with power instead of force to influence and collaborate

Leadership, Teams, and Collaboration:  The Evolution to Innovation

Rising expectations, shrinking resources and constant change create an environment ripe for conflict. How do leaders transform that conflict into innovation and lead their people to collaborate?

In this interactive presentation, I blend concepts from the martial arts and science to demonstrate 5 simple keys to innovating through conflict. I’ll also share my proven process to help leaders and teams dramatically increase their employee satisfaction.

Attendees will be asked to identify a specific challenge and apply a 5-step problem-solving model. They will leave the session with specific tools and actions for moving forward.

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Ready to start making powerful shifts in your personal and professional life?

“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.”

Western Ohio ASTD

“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.”

Indiana State SHRM 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.”

WomenHeart National Conference

Karen Valencic

Martial artist. Engineer. Author. Sought-after consultant.

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