If there is one thing we can be sure of, it’s that we all face challenging times.  While some are given a golden parachute, others get a pink slip.  Health, work, money, family, relocation,  all these changes create obstacles as well as opportunities.

Karen is an author, speaker and consultant specializing in Personal Accountability and Improving Customer Satisfaction.   In 1995, she founded and managed the effort Project Linus that has provided over 5 million hand-made blankets to seriously ill and traumatized children around the world.

For the past 25 years, she has been speaking to audiences large and small about how individual effort produces big results.  She uses her public platform to inspire others to fight for something larger than themselves.   Her optimistic message is simply that one person really can make a positive difference.  It’s often the little things that matter most.

In “The Linus Effect,” audiences learn how to create a simple, focused plan of action to fine-tune their outlook to make the best of any situation.  This program is perfect for any organization undergoing change.

Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always inspirational, Karen’s keynotes and workshops personify the spirit of commitment and perseverance that will compel you to conquer life’s challenges — one day at a time.

Audiences take away a renewed commitment to achieve the seemingly un-achievable, and a determination to move past unexpected challenges and embrace a new spirit toward their professional and personal lives.

Her book, Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story has received multiple honors and rave reviews.  She’s been featured on Oprah, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, People magazine, Parade magazine, Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, and thousands of newspapers, radio and television shows.

She has received dozens of awards for humanitarian work and speaking skills, including Oprah’s Angel award, featured as Person of the Week by Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News, and selected as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” by the United States Jaycees.

To book Karen for your next event, call (303) 478-6652, or email