Do You Want a Speaker Who:

  • Engages participants with real-life relatable stories and examples?
  • Provides practical tools to implement immediately to their professional development?
  • Increases confidence in the room with interactive exercises?
  • Is known for being refreshing, thought-provoking and unique? 

Explore below for a sample of speaking formats and topics. Ready to discuss how Karen can enhance your next speaking event?



“Karen is a great presenter and good at bringing colleagues together to help them understand each other. She is very insightful and enthusiastically explains concepts; her examples are helpful and interesting."

Brenda Roberts-Harmon
Vice President, Atlantic Central and League Savings

I loved your presentation…coming at it from a storytelling perspective made it really accessible and provides that initial confidence and foundation for being able to talk about who you are, what you do and what you’re hoping to achieve in your career.”

Katy Boychuk
Communications Specialist, Libro Credit Union

“Karen’s message of connecting with your 'inner alignment detector' to make value-based decisions is crucial to creating a culture where innovation stems from tuning into - and following - your passion.”

Bernice Williams 
Founder & CEO, Intentional Connections

About Karen Kelloway

Karen believes the more clear, concise and compelling a career story, the greater chance of success. She is the author of both fiction and non-fiction books. Her book NAIL IT!, called “insightful and utterly enjoyable” by the Globe and Mail, is now a trademarked online career pathing program. While her latest fiction project, Keepers of the Pact, is a magical middle school novel set in Brigus, Newfoundland.

Organizations welcome Karen’s relatability and her commitment to engaging you with thought provoking exercises that help you create more meaning in your work and develop a stronger team dynamic.

If you've got an upcoming event focusing on emerging leaders, managerial or executive leadership, Karen helps leaders shape their career story, create their competitive edge, and NAIL IT!  A sampling of her speaking topics include:

  • What's Your Billboard? A 3-step Formula for Networking Success
  • A NAIL IT!® sampler. Clarify What You Need to Succeed!
  • Create a Competitive Edge. How to Shape a Stand-Out Career Story

Speaking Topics

Kick Off Session:
What’s Your Billboard?

A 3-step Formula for Networking Success

More than just an elevator pitch, the Billboard Speech tells others how they can help you succeed - cutting through the noise and making strong connections in those precious first few seconds.

Adapted from her trademarked career pathing program, Karen guides participants through her 3-step formula to help them:

  • craft, prepare and practice how to introduce themselves and leave a meaningful impression. 
  • take all of their ideas and neatly package them into three key talking points.
  • build confidence to step up and network like a pro

This 30-60 minute session works best with emerging leaders. Participants should come prepared to take notes and participate. 

Conference conversations are quick. It pays to be prepared. 

Breakout Session:
Want to Succeed? Ask for What You Need!

How to feel seen, heard and valued at work.

When you feel stuck, or caught between choices, your career satisfaction suffers. But when you’re in control and clear on where you’re going, you feel full of unlimited potential.

In this interactive session, Karen will guide participants through the foundational exercise  of NAIL IT!® Online, her trademarked career pathing program. Experience how to Name and Reframe distractions, frustrations and annoyances so that you – and your employees – can determine important next steps to maintain momentum and focus on what matters.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Reframe what isn’t working so you can clearly articulate what you need to ‘be at your best’
  • Focus on what you can control
  • Take ownership of your career development progress

Keynote Session:
Create a Competitive Edge

How to Shape a Stand-Out Career Story 

Imagine if you could confidently articulate what you enjoy, what you hope to do more of and your next ‘best’...right where you are.

As both an Author and Career Strategist, Karen has found similarities between writing strong fictional narratives and crafting a stand-out 'corporate' career story. In this keynote Karen shares three unique insights that you can apply immediately to help you clarify and create a meaningful, rewarding professional path within your current organization.

Ready to put yourself in the scene?

This 20 minute keynote has universal messages that are relatable to all audiences motivated to Shape the Arc of their Career Story.

All topics can be presented live or online as:

20 -30  minute keynote
60 – 90 minute conference breakout session
40 – 60 minute webinar
Half-day workshop