Karel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources along with numerous designations and certifications–including the DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor), and the very prestigious National Speakers Association’s CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). Her resume includes experience as a human resources regional executive of a large commercial insurance firm, an award winning sales person, and a manager of a top producing real estate office.
As a professional business trainer and keynote speaker, Karel has had the pleasure of connecting with audiences for 300+ clients throughout the US, Canada, and abroad. She’s the author of Straight Talk: Getting Off the Curb, the CPR for Managers Series, and a featured author in Extreme Excellence: Dynamic Interviews with America’s Top 10 Performance Experts. Her monthly newsletter, Think Forward!®,is read by thousands of subscribers and she hosts a weekly podcast series where she interviews industry experts on various topics. She has just published her third book Hitting Our Stride: Women, Work and What Matters.
Karel has earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional® Designation from the National Speaker’s Association Fewer than 10% of all professional speakers qualify and have earned this designation.