Karen is an author and the creator of the Teachers Matter Magazine, Teachers Matter Conference, Kids Matter Conference, Study Smart Workshops and the Habits of Mind Bootcamp. She is also CEO of Spectrum Education, Affiliate Director of the Institute for the Habits of Mind, NZ Educator of the Year 2017 & 2014, NZ Speaker of the Year 2019 & 2013, NZ Business Woman of the Year 2001, wife of one and mother of two.
A sought after speaker who continually gets rave reviews from audiences around the world, Karen turns the latest educational research into easy-to-implement strategies and techniques.
Karen is known for her engaging, entertaining and practical presentations. She has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business and has been recognised as a Certified Speaking Professional – an honour held by only the top 1% of speakers worldwide. She has presented across five continents, in 18 countries and has worked with over 200 organisations. Karen’s keynotes, seminars and workshops consistently get outstanding feedback from participants who leave her sessions buzzing and able to implement her teachings immediately.
An expert in effective teaching and learning, study skills, motivation and positive thinking, Karen has the rare ability to draw her audience in and keep them enthralled. She is both informative and entertaining, as she passes on her practical solutions for learning, teaching, studying, living, working, communicating and growing more effectively as a person. This ability makes Karen the smart choice as a speaker and workshop leader.