Nothing lights up Karen A. Young more than inspiring people and organizations to achieve excellence—and she’s been doing just that for more than 35 years!
She’s worn the hats of employee, entrepreneur, small business owner, and consultant. She possesses the hands-on experience and expertise to understand the challenges hindering the pursuit of excellence and the strategies necessary to get there.
Karen customizes her presentations to her audiences and draws deep from the well of honest and authentic experiences. Karen knows and loves people, understands what makes a strong workplace tick, and is proficient at modeling the skills needed to move a professional bio from mediocre to marvelous.
In 2005, Karen founded HR Resolutions in Harrisburg, PA, with the mission of helping people and organizations thrive! Karen is the author of two books, Honest and Real: An Essential Guidebook to Drama-Free Human Resources and Sought-After: How to Be Heard, Be Trusted, and Be Recognized for Your Expertise.
Karen never stops learning and is dedicated to continually honing her expertise. She holds certifications from The Wharton School of Business, Cornell University, the HR Certification Institute, and the Society for Human Resource Managers. She has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and regularly contributes insights and strategy to Forbes, USA Today, ZipRecruiter, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).