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Karen Walrond

Topic: Lessons from The Lightmaker’s Manifesto:
How to Work for Change Without Losing Your Joy


• Discovering what activism means to you, defining it in a broad sense
• How to name the skills, values and actions that bring us joy, identify the causes that spark our empathy and concern and put them together to change the world
• How connection, gratitude and celebration are integral parts of activism

About the presenter:

Karen Walrond is a leadership consultant, attorney, speaker, author and photographer.

Karen is the former Chief Counsel of Landmark Graphics Corporation, one of the largest software companies in the oil and gas industry, as well as the former Chief of Staff of Halliburton Energy Services. In both of these roles, she gained extensive experience in strategy development, change management processes and corporate ethics management and education, as well as invaluable proficiencies in counseling business stakeholders.

Combining these skills with the concepts of positive psychology coaching, Karen is also a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, having been trained in Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability, courage, shame-resilience, and worthiness, including the teachings of Dr. Brown’s bestselling books, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong & Dare to Lead. In addition, Karen has been trained in positive psychology coaching with the Wholebeing Institute, using the science of well-being and research-based assessments and interventions to bring about greater satisfaction, purpose and fulfillment in life. Karen helps clients from all walks of life discover their own their gifts and superpowers, develop their leadership skills, and learn how to use them in a way that allows them both to thrive, and change the world.

Karen’s latest book, The Lightmaker’s Manifesto, beckons readers toward lives of integrity, advocacy, conviction and joy. Further, Karen’s bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture combined with written essays and observations on authenticity, courage, and the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful.

Finally, Karen is also the creator of Chookooloonks.com, an award-winning and inspirational source for living with intention, creativity and adventure. Karen’s work has been featured on CNN.com, USA Today, and Good Housekeeping magazines, among others.

Prior to her current career, she was the former Chief Counsel of Landmark Graphics Corporation, one of the largest software companies in the oil and gas industry, as well as the former Chief of Staff of Halliburton Energy Services. Karen remains an active member of the State Bar of Texas.


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