The Connected Leader: 7 Strategies to Empower Your True Self and Inspire Others

The Connected Leader: 7 Strategies to Empower Your True Self and Inspire Others

We are not leaders having a leadership crisis. We are leaders having a human being crisis.

Connection is the antidote—yet, many of us don’t know how to connect to ourselves compassionately in order to enhance self-discovery. Without this gift, we cannot connect—in a meaningful way—to a higher purpose or engage with others to ignite inspiration.

With the help of Karen’s connection architecture, we can transform. By utilizing her strategies of connection, we can empower workplaces and relationships through the grace and grit, resilience and empathy that occur when our connection wiring is activated in healthy ways.

Karen’s willingness to share her story of struggle and triumph—along with anecdotes from the boardroom and family room—help us to awaken, heal, and courageously lead. She synthesizes the emotional, spiritual, and relational, giving us permission to look honestly at how we do damage to ourselves and others while inviting us to live and lead from a place of true well-being.

Karen Joy Hardwick

Karen is a global leadership consultant, coach, and clinically-spiritually trained psychotherapist with Masters Degrees from both Princeton Theological Seminary and Rutgers. She works with Fortune 1,000 leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs around the world on how to become Connected Leaders™.

A pioneer in the field of Thera-Coaching and Thera-Consulting, Karen blends the science of Self-Discovery and Spirituality into a path that helps leaders awaken, heal, and courageously lead.

Karen is author of, The Connected Leader: 7 Strategies to Empower Your True Self and Inspire Others. She hosts the Saving You a Seat podcast and speaks to many audiences on how the power of connection transforms the leadership landscape and elevates our wellbeing, engagement, and empowerment.

Karen lives outside of Atlanta along with her son, Matthew. She recently completed a caregiving journey with her husband who passed away from Alzheimers: a journey filled with grace and grit, courage and presence.

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