From the COVID-19 pandemic to the pandemic of racism, we are shaping a new course for tomorrow and the generations to follow. This interactive webinar will help participants understand why the greatest indicator of courageous leadership is the ability to have courageous conversations. Using recent empirical research by Dr. Brené Brown on leadership and Karen’s professional experiences conducting women’s empowerment training around the globe, this session will highlight what gets in the way of hard conversations. The session will then highlight a conversation structure that can make you better prepared and confident to engage in hard conversations. The approach to these topics will challenge participants to assess their own experiences and offer practical approaches and tools to show up more authentically.
Presenters: Karen deLacy
Presentation – 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Q&A – 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
Karen deLacy is an executive coach and trainer. Her company, deLacy Associates, focuses on gender equity, culture change and leadership. This work follows a decorated, three-decade career in the CIA’s clandestine service. As a woman in the clandestine service, her career affords real-world insights into the personal and organizational challenges of advancing workforce diversity. Her practice combines these insights and her academic qualifications to assist organizations and individuals. She has worked with US Government, Military and private sector entities. Karen has conducted executive leadership and intercultural training sessions in the US, Asia, Africa and Europe and coached individual clients. She has published on gender equity in the Washington Post. Karen holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Development and Georgetown University Certificate in Leadership Coaching.