Karen’s engaging presentations are tailored to your organization’s unique requirements. With 30 years of experience developing and delivering programs, Karen will collaborate with you to design the approach that fits your organization’s needs and budget. Her energetic, interactive presentations not only entertain, but will also impact the bottom line of your business.  Each program will be adapted to fit the specific needs of your agenda, budget, and audience.  Karen is available for keynotes, one-hour lunch and learn sessions, half and full day workshops, as well as multi-day trainings and staff retreats.

Karen’s most frequently requested presentations include:

What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love

And, right after that, what we all need is resilience.

Do your employees have the resilience needed to handle the craziness the last few years have brought?  Do they need to be appreciated, perked up, and boosted in terms of their work?  This program provides eight ways that employees can be more resilient and develop a resilience mindset.  It includes: 

  • Embracing Your LOLAs
  • Asking More Gateway Questions
  • Conquering Your Disruptors
  • Bridging the Assumption Gap
  • Minding Your Monologue
  • Practicing Mindfulness
  • Seeking Out The Lighter Side
  • Expressing Gratitude

Leading Effectively When You Aren’t the Official Leader

Many times, professionals find themselves in positions of leadership without official titles or authority.  You may have responsibility for instituting policies, creating initiatives, and adhering to budgets, yet you may not have the authority to make decisions, increase resources, or define the scope of projects.  How can professionals create change when they have limited authority?  When in that situation, how can you create change with limited authority?  In this interactive program, which can be delivered as a keynote or break-out session, Karen Snyder will facilitate exercises illustrating to participants how to succeed by enlarging their sphere of influence, motivating and inspiring others, and finding empowerment through learning “what leaders do” that is effective.

Sorry, the Employees Are Not Coming Back: How to Attract and Retain Valued Team Members

Why are people quitting their jobs at a record pace right now, even during a recession?  How can your organization manage staffing levels during this time of the Great Resignation? For the first time in our lives, employees have more leverage than employers.  The solution for attracting and retaining valued team members includes understanding the universal root causes of fewer employees in the labor market and then assessing how your organization can adapt.  Even in today’s competitive climate, organizations will be able to attract and retain capable employees if they:

  • Create more opportunities for connection, especially with hybrid workers
  • Learn how leaders must adapt as the workplace changes
  • Investigate more ways to provide employee development
  • Prioritize recognition and reward systems

Blame, Shame and It’s Not My Fault!

In every organization, things go wrong.  How does your organization handle mix-ups, dilemmas, and full-out disasters?  In this program, participants will uncover the high-cost of blame in organizations.  Participants will also gain a deeper ability to turn problems into solutions for better procedures and outcomes, to implement techniques for shifting conversations and meetings that are spiraling down, to notice and change their own “piling on” that makes bad situations even worse, and to discuss problems without drama.  Additionally, they will learn to respond to problems, even big problems, in ways that will add to creativity and efficiency in the workplace.

Channeling Conflict to Create Highly-Functioning Organizations

Although we dream of complete peace and harmony among nations, departments, and our own families, confl­ict always exists.  And since confl­ict will always exist, do you have the skills to recognize and work through it?  Do you see confl­ict as an asset or as a liability?  Do you avoid confl­ict, shut it down, or make it escalate?   In this program, employees will deepen their skills for working through conflict and for improving dynamics at work by channeling disagreement towards positive outcomes by:

  • Recognizing that conflict can be constructive, and is not always destructive
  • Understanding the guidelines of when and how to escalate conflict
  • Modeling effective conflict resolution techniques
  • Engaging leaders in their organizations to channel conflict productively

Earning a Seat at the Table

“A seat at the table” can mean an actual seat at a table where strategic business discussions take place.  “A seat at the table” can also mean the ability to influence those decisions.  The path to earning “a seat at the table” will be unique for each individual, but there are similarities in the skill sets of those who make it to the top positions in organizations.  This session will support each individual as they journey to find their place.  After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to increase your visibility by getting your work noticed and recognized, cultivate advocates within your organization, expand your sphere of influence, and speak “C-Suite” in order to shape the culture of your organization.

Skyrocket Your Business through Relationships

People buy from people they like.  It’s that simple.  So how do businesses leverage their existing relationships?  And how do they teach employees in their companies to do the same?  From 28 years of running her own consulting business, including insights from her book “Relationship Centered Consulting,” Karen Snyder will reveal her top take-aways.  You will learn five key ways to draw buyers to your business, and you will leave with an easy to follow action plan that you can implement now!  You will become the “go-to person” for potential clients by focusing on what your clients need, not what you are currently providing.

Additional topics that you may want to consider for your organization:

Programs for CEO’s and Leadership Teams

  • Increasing Profit through Team Synergy
  • Creating Positivity in the Workplace
  • Increasing Employee Engagement
  • Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
  • Effective Board Management
  • Mastermind Groups

Programs for Front-Line Managers

  • Bringing Out the Best in Everyone, Even the Ones You Want to Drop-Kick
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Generations in the Work Place
  • Managing Former Peers
  • Delegation Effectiveness
  • Writing and Delivering Motivating Performance Appraisals
  • Blame, Shame, and It’s Not My Fault!
  • Hiring the Best Talent – Interviewing Skills
  • New and Experienced Manager Boot Camp

Programs for High-Level Communication

  • Delivering Presentations People Tweet About
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Meeting Management
  • Email Taming
  • Professionalism
  • Focus Groups
  • Critical Thinking

Programs for Individual Contributors

  • Creating Daily Habits to Maximize Productivity
  • All the Responsibility without Authority:  Leading Effectively
  • Book Club
  • Making Better Decisions with Confidence and Ease
  • Understanding and Welcoming Change
  • Goal Setting
  • Managing Disagreement – Why Don’t You Think What I Think?

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Joan Wittan, College Consulting Collaborative

“Karen is an absolute gem. Her recent presentation to our group was extraordinarily insightful and, importantly, moved us to action. Karen was knowledgeable and persuasive, and she used the right mix of humor, authority, and interaction to keep us interested and involved.”

Joan Wittan, College Consulting Collaborative


Joan Wittan, College Consulting Collaborative

Kirsten D. Fischer, The Cassidy Companies, Inc.

“Karen is funny, captivating, realistic, and able to draw on relevant work experience with her case studies, scenarios, and examples.  She awakens senior executives, and staff at all levels, to the ‘tools’ they already possess.  Karen has a style that makes others instantly feel comfortable, something we greatly value in a presenter.” 

Kirsten D. Fischer, The Cassidy Companies, Inc.


Kirsten D. Fischer, The Cassidy Companies, Inc.

Lauren J. Kimmell, Fairfax County

“From the moment Karen was approached about being our keynote speaker, she was most receptive and committed to making our conference vital and interesting to the participants. We had an overwhelming response, and that is due in large part to Karen’s presentation.”

Lauren J. Kimmell, Fairfax County


Lauren J. Kimmell, Fairfax County

Sabrina Rubenstein, Tulane University

“Karen Snyder is amazing!  She was so engaging and inspiring that every person walked out of the room with a smile on their face, determined to take on the world!” 

Sabrina Rubenstein, Tulane University


Sabrina Rubenstein, Tulane University