Ignite a passion for excellence in your workplace and your people!

Karen A Young Sought After Keynote

Sought-After: How to Be Heard, Be Trusted, and Be Recognized for Your Expertise

No matter your profession (maybe your functional expertise is in marketing, HR, or information technology) and regardless of the industry in which you serve (perhaps it’s manufacturing, education, healthcare, hospitality, or financial services), you want to know how to get from “here” to “there.” You want to be heard, be trusted, and be recognized for your expertise.

For professionals ready to become changemakers and trusted advisors to colleagues and clients, Sought-After has you covered.

In this keynote, Karen shares the four building blocks of becoming sought-after:

  • Know Your Stuff
  • Know Their Stuff
  • Know the Audience
  • Be Flexible

Attendees will leave the keynote inspired and ignited to a continued pursuit of excellence!

Karen A Young Honest and Real Keynote

Honest and Real: Creating a Drama-Free Workplace

This keynote takes on the challenges leaders face in eliminating drama from their workplaces.

People can be wonderful and tricky—sometimes simultaneously. Managing workplaces is not for the faint of heart! In this keynote, built upon more than 35 years of working with workplace leaders, Karen A. Young provides savvy strategies that result in success.

Attendees will:

  • Learn how to create and maintain a drama-free work environment
  • Improve critical communication, hiring, and retention skills
  • Enhance their ability to resolve compliance issues
  • Increase their confidence as managers and leaders

Attendees will walk away ignited with conviction they need to transform their workplaces!

Ready to learn more about Karen’s keynote presentations?

Karen Young has created a practical and sustainable guide for those desiring to do what it takes to become sought-after. It is a learning platform, a springboard forward to a future possibility for those willing to see, seize and create opportunity. The building blocks are here. The implementation is up to you.”

Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE

Bestselling Author and Member of the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame

The world of business and not-for-profit today is fast paced, with a never-ending need to stay on top of issues, new regulations, developing best talent, and tackling challenges on the horizon. We all have our ouwn toolboxes—those resources and people we rely on to help be successful. Add Karen to your operational toolbox!”

David Black

Retired President & CEO, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

5 Reasons to Book Karen


Your audience doesn’t need to endure another boring keynote.
Karen is relatable, personable, and draws audiences in with actual experiences and personal anecdotes.


Your audience is looking for inspiration.
Your people may know what they know, but they don’t know that they’re missing the spark to become next-level and sought-after.


Your audience needs someone they can trust.
Karen has been honing her professional craft for more than 35 years. Practically speaking, she’s seen it all and knows what she’s talking about.


Your audience wants immediately implementable information (the triple I).
Karen makes sure audiences walk away with knowledge they can start applying right away.


Your audience is ready to be fired up!
Good-bye complacency, hello enthusiasm! Karen moves audiences from where they are to where they want to be!