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Karen M. Allen

Karen M. Allen

Mindset Expert


Karen M. Allen is a Mindset Expert and TEDx Speaker who is passionate about equipping individuals with the tools and resources to feel better, live better, and achieve their goals with a healthy mindset. Read More >

She empowers highly motivated individuals and business leaders to harness the power of their mindset and develop the self-awareness necessary to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.

After the unexpected loss of her husband followed by years of transformational experiences, Karen reclaimed control of her fate by rediscovering and healing herself from the inside out. Since 2014, Karen has been studying the human mind, positive psychology, and post traumatic growth. Combine this with her own experience, and you have a trifecta that not many other speakers or coaches can offer.

Karen is the creator of the mental exercise: Stop & Shift. She developed this method to help people jumpstart their mental strength training. It's a simple, yet powerful, technique that teaches individuals how to let go of negative thought cycles and move to more productive and positive thinking.

Karen's client list includes AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Travelers Insurance, NBC’s Golf Channel, Hubspot, Universal Orlando Parks & Resorts, Sprint and many more! Her work has been featured in Forbes, SHRM magazine, on Good Morning America, MSNBC, and many others!

Karen received her undergraduate degree in Communication from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDx: Use Your Tragedy to Change the World

Speech Topics

Stop & Shift

In this keynote presentation, Karen shares her journey from overwhelming grief after a tragic loss to joy and resilience when she learned how to Stop & Shift. The mindfulness exercise she developed that helped her learn to thrive is designed to help improve a person’s thought life, make better choices, and subsequently create a healthier and happier life. This simple technique, when implemented, teaches attendees how to let go of negative thought cycles and move to more productive and positive thinking. Read More >

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  1. Jump start your mental strength training
  2. Increase self-awareness through conscious thinking
  3. Learn how to reframe unproductive thought cycles

A Human-Centric Culture

Diversity and inclusion are hot topics nowadays, but it’s not a trend, it’s a mindset. In today’s world, compassion, empathy, and mindfulness are critical to the work environment –now more than ever. When an organization is fueled by these basic human principles, it will not only help its people flourish, but the business will flourish as well. Create an emotionally healthy and psychologically safe workplace with inclusive leadership. As a result, your people will feel inspired, cared for, and celebrated for who they are and what they do. Read More >

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  1. Discover the approach that characterizes the most successful companies in the world.
  2. Pinpoint the tools you need to build a cohesive, resilient workplace that appeals to the modern workforce.
  3. Learn how to apply your innate empathic behavior to the professional environment.

The Seeds you Plant in a Storm

When the world seems to be crashing down around you, remember, the one thing you can control amid any uncertainty is YOU. Take the time to get clear on some especially important questions in the midst of a hardship –Questions like: “Who do I want to be on the other side of this hardship?” Will I be the same or will I be better? Am I wasting this time or am I using it wisely?” Your thoughts, habits, and actions are seeds being planted and when the storm eventually passes, because it always does, whatever you’ve planted will surely grow. Read More >

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  1. A seed of optimism. Being positive doesn’t make all things better but being negative always makes things worse. When you focus on what's right instead of what's wrong, when you visualize the best-case scenario instead of focusing on the worst, you’ll generate the fuel you need to keep pushing forward.
  2. A seed of creativity. Challenges present an opportunity to be more creative and think outside of the box. Living in a comfort zone confines us from seeing and experiencing endless possibilities, but challenges push us to explore, innovate, and create new ways of thinking.
  3. A seed of self-care. Too often we put our needs on the back burner, but that’s a one-way ticket to burnout. It's important to prioritize your wellbeing, and it's even more important during trying times. When you take care of yourself first, you will then be able to take care of others from overflow.