More About the Author
Karen's gift is triggering the energy of group processes in which participants create solutions that are more and bigger and better than they could create on their own. Her courses, trainings, and talks have been very well received, and she has obtained top evaluations from participants.
Her company, the Eriksen Institute, offers corporate training and consultation, course design, continuing education, and public speaking on topics that help organizations to operate optimally, which includes triggering systems that enable employees to function optimally. Optimal organizations begin with decisions about centering values and with infusing those values throughout the company. Company leaders then need the tools to act on those values, including communication and conflict resolution skills, ethical decision making skills, and skills in developing ethical compliance procedures.
Karen also serves as a trainer and course designer for Hemsley Frasier/Booz Allen Hamilton in a large federal government organization's transformation initiatives. The courses she facilitates assist individuals and teams to use creative and innovative problem solving and change management strategies to transform organizations.
Karen is a well-published author on interpersonal skills and functioning, adult development, ethical development, spirituality, diagnosis, counselor competence, and diversity; she has written nine books and an ethics and life skills curriculum, 38 peer-reviewed articles, and 6 book chapters. She also developed a television talk show "To Your Health" that quickly became a favorite on public television.
Dr. Karen Eriksen's passion has always been transforming lives so as to make a difference in the world. Currently, she transforms organizations from the top down, helping leaders and managers to develop the tools necessary to stimulate change and innovation and to create healthy and fully functional organizations in which employees can optimally work and create. Her current work builds on:
* 15 years as a nationally known presenter and leader
* 25 years of supervising, teaching, and developing courses, programs, and training experiences that would transform group and classroom experiences for graduate students who were aiming to become expert professionals
* 22 years of missionary and counseling work, helping individuals and families to transform themselves spiritually, emotionally, and behaviorally.