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Karen Schmidt Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Karen Schmidt


  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Culture Change
  • Customer Service
  • Facilitator
  • Female Speaker
  • Generations
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Relationships
  • Sales
  • Workshops

Karen Schmidt is passionate about helping team leaders maximise the engagement, confidence and performance of their teams. Karen is an authentic, engaging and interactive speaker who uses metaphors to deliver messages that change how team leaders show up in their role.

She has helped 1,000s of team leaders in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia over the last 20 years working with corporate, small business and not for profit clients.

Karen offers practical advice to help team leaders identify their strengths and use them to engage with their teams. The result is they increase their competence and confidence. Organisations benefit from the higher productivity, lower turnover and more innovation.

With a background in Human Resource Management, she holds a Bachelor of Adult Education degree and is the author of 5 books including her latest “Thrive: How team leaders can double their team’s engagement, confidence and performance”.

Keynote Titles

  • Think like a leader: Mindset shifts that help team leaders thrive
  • Foundations of effective leadership: Skills that grow successful leadership careers
  • Challenge accepted: Successfully navigating the challenges of leading
  • The dance of collaboration: Step beyond teamwork and move up as a leader
  • Creating thriving leaders: Developing team leaders who can help your organisation to prosper


“Absolutely outstanding session. Engaging, thought provoking and left people wanting more.”

Local Government Managers Association QLD, LGMA

" Karen's one of the best I have been to about nurturing leadership skills. Her philosophy was extremely inspiring."

Early Learning Centre

“Karen knew her audience and tailored her communication style to suit. Very interactive and engaging presentation.”

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