High-Impact, Interactive Speaking Programs
Delivered Virtually and In-Person by Best-Selling Author Karen Valencic
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.
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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 approaches. Here are a few scenes from an engagement I did for an internal team to give you a taste.
Create Momentum in Times of Disruption with My Most-Requested Programs
Mastering the Art of Conflict from a Black Belt Perspective
Conflict is the spark that lights the fire of innovation. However, the flames or the smoldering embers of conflict can also destroy trust and vitality that are essential to bringing out the best in people to create high-performing teams and successful relationships. I blend concepts from physics and martial arts to demonstrate how to navigate these tricky waters and master conflict as a creative force.
You'll learn how to:
- Transform destructive conflict into innovative solutions
- Be the calm eye in the Storm, raise Emotional Intelligence
- Change your relationship with conflict as a natural positive part of your life
Lead with Power and Heart
Productivity and humanity – how do leaders attain both? Over time, this question has challenged even the best management theorists including Peter Drucker. Now, both are required for a healthy organization. Leading with ‘Power and Heart’ is not just for thriving, it is essential for survival. New buzzwords – quiet quitting, quiet firing, the great resignation, the great realization – scream for a workplace with more humanity. Economic realities demand more productivity. This places Human Resource leaders in the middle of the arena!
In this keynote, Karen Valencic will vividly demonstrate the distinction between force and power, which informs how even the subtle ways we interact impact how we lead. One way causes separation and exhaustion and isn’t sustainable. The other way creates inclusion, vitality, and innovation. Unfortunately, stress often causes leaders to default to the former.
You'll leave with practical methods for:
- Increasing inclusion and belonging in your work place
- Creating collaborative relationships and bringing out the best in others
- Bringing balance to productivity and humanity
- Staying calm and maintaining perspective under pressure
Momentum at the Intersection of Conflict, Change, and Innovation
Innovation, conflict, and change are inseparable, like three very close cousins. This is tricky because many people want innovation, avoid conflict, and resent change — which often triggers more conflict! Accepting this triumvirate opens the door to accelerating momentum and foreseeing ways to optimize outcomes.
You'll learn how to:
- Shift destructive conflict to constructive, innovative solutions
- Optimize engagement for efficient, creative interactions
- Minimize the impact of change and smooth the way to success
The Science of Influence and Collaboration
Can you push something toward you? No! Pushing is away. Why keep on pushing to make things happen or convince someone to take your position? “Pushing” points of view creates more resistance and “dug in” positions. Instead, draw from the laws of physics and learn to harness the power of a spiral, even in intense and demanding circumstances — then step back and watch the magic happen!
You'll learn 5 keys to:
- Stop wasting energy trying to convince and, instead, “spiral” to influence with more ease
- Engage productively even when resistance is great
- Stay calm and maintain perspective in intense situations
- Create authentic relationships
Centering: The Martial Way to Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness
“Centering” refers to cultivating 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.
You'll 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
Karen captivates audiences with her engaging hands-on demonstrations. She left employees attending an exclusive TED-style event at Eli Lilly and Company energized and inspired with her Spiral Impact approach. Highly recommend Karen as a consultant, coach or guest speaker!
Karen is charismatic and insightful in an unassuming way that frames discussions about conflict in a refreshing light. Working with Karen is as easy as spiraling your organization into the future with the help of a friend.
“Throughout our Momentum in Times of Disruption series, Karen let her expertise shine as she transformed a virtual setting into an engaging learning environment – everything from sharing experiences to standing up for movement exercises. Karen’s unique and effective methodology reinforces her as a leader in the field, and absolutely makes her a top choice for speaking & coaching needs!”
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