Karen Leong

Karen Leong is an influence thought leader and sought-after international keynote speaker. A TEDx speaker, and the author of the book ‘Win People Over’, she was featured as one of the ten influential professional speakers in Singapore by the Singapore Business Review. Karen is also the creator of the online Influencing Styles Profiling Tool, used by thousands of executives in over 13 countries.

Karen holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers worldwide. Karen was also honoured with the Women Icons Award 2017 by the Business Excellence and Research group.

A regular feature on television, radio and print, Karen is on Channel News Asia’s panel as an Influence and Body Language expert; notably she analysed the Trump-Kim Summit and the last US Presidential Debates “live” in the studio.

A successful entrepreneur, she has been profiled on Channel U’s CEO series and in the media as one of the “10 Fearless Singaporean entrepreneurs who made it happen”.

Karen is the co-founder of Influence Solutions, a leading learning and development organization, headquartered in Singapore with presence in India, USA, Europe and Africa.

Influence Solutions is known for helping organisations achieve sustainable transformation. In leading organizational development projects, Karen builds upon her decade long corporate career specializing in audit, consulting and IPO projects with KPMG in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

Programs

The Influence Leverage

This is a highly results-oriented keynote, which reveals how people can easily leverage on the pillars of influence to achieve powerful business and personal results. This is an essential skill, especially in today’s fast-moving business environment shaped by the realities of digital transformation and disruption.

Participants gain insights about how to accelerate the process of influence to create buy-in, guide business directions, foster empowering collaborations and inspire action.

This highly motivating keynote builds upon Karen Leong’s best-seller Win People Over75 Simple and Powerful Ways to Influence Anyone, which is heralded as a must-read corporate textbook for many global MNCs.

The Opportunity of Change

An insightful keynote that empowers people to see themselves as effective agents of change. This is especially relevant as the speed and impact of organisational and societal change is rapidly increasing, and that overwhelms many people.

The audience is guided through a journey of re-discovery whereby they re-discover the strengths and inner resources they may have lost sight of and regain the confidence to overcome any change they face.

This keynote sets the stage for people to realise the business rationale for change and ignites them to be powerful drivers of change, both professionally and personally.

Leading for Change

The fast-changing business landscape demands leaders who can lead agile high performing teams. Leading for Change is a transformational keynote that empowers leaders in the psychology of change, and a practical roadmap to lead and sustain it.

This keynote sets the stage for people to be effective agents of change, providing them with the knowledge, tools using a blend of training and coaching, needed for them to lead change in their organisations.

Participants gain clarity on the business case for change; the confidence on how to help people see the value of it, thereby attaining commitment and progress.  They will walk away with personalized action plans, on actual work scenarios that achieve their desired results.

Testimonials

Karen has the ability to bring practical actions to the forefront of your thinking. She has enabled many ‘ah – ˇha!’ moments.
~ Jennifer Hewit, CTO (Credit Suisse)

Karen delivered one of the most engaging keynotes on change management I have seen. Her message was clear and the feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive. I recommend Karen highly.
~ Alan McDougall, Vice-President, Head of Medical Affairs (Astellas Pharma Inc)

I normally will not last more than a minute in a typical program. Karen’s program is an exception. It is exciting and of great value.
~ Er. Tang Tat Kwong Group, President & CEO (Jurong International)

A memorable and uplifting experience for all women leaders.~
~ Linda Ming. Director of Communications (McDonald’s Singapore)

Impressive. Simple but striking, efficient and lively. It made people think about change and how they can personally cope with it. It helped me to support the change properly.
~ Mr Giles Gelle, COO, Capital Markets Asia Pacific (BNP Paribas)

Karen is a charming, poised presenter. She is engaging with the ability to connect with different personalities.
~ Eileen Chia, Group Advertising Director (Mediacorp )

I’m impressed by Karen’s communication skills. She engaged the audience with her examples and polished delivery style.
~ John Lee Ching Lee . Board Member (Project Management Institute )

The learning for women leaders was high, as was the energy and fun. Thank you Karen, for the enthusiasm and insights.
~ Dr Tanvi Gautam, Program Director, Women & Leadership [Executive Education] (Singapore Management University)

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