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Karen Walrond

is an author, coach, speaker & attorney.


I'm an author, a leadership and activism coach, and aCertified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, having been trained inBrené Brown'swork on vulnerability, courage, shame-resilience and worthiness. I'm also trained in positive psychology coaching fromthe Wholebeing Institute, using the science of well-being and research-based assessments and interventions to bring about greater satisfaction, purpose and fulfillment in life.

In addition, I'm a bestselling author, on the subjects of tapping into your superpowers and how to work for change in the world without losing your joy. I’ve also contributed both photographs and essays to books on faith and self-expression.You can read all about them here.

I'm a sought-after keynote andTEDx speaker我曾在一些小组和数千名听众面前演讲。I've spoken around the United States and abroad to individuals and organizations on the topic of thriving through leadership development, the magic of creativity, the value of cultural and racial diversity and inclusion, and the power of social media. And I've appeared on both local and national television and other news media, including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com and The Oprah Winfrey Show. I've also won several awards, including the YWCA Houston Outstanding Woman Award.

Finally, I hold a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. I remain an active member of the State Bar of Texas. All of these skills, combined with my passion for empowering others toward self-determination and leadership, helped me become one of 2016's40 over 40 Women to Watch,以及休斯顿基督教女青年会(ywca) 2016年度杰出女性之一。


The Lightmaker’s Manifesto:
How to Work For Change Without Losing Your Joy

The new book by Karen Walrond.

In2022世界杯晋级名额瓦尔隆德帮助我们命名能给我们带来快乐的技能、价值观和行为;找出引起我们共鸣和关注的原因;然后把它们放在一起改变世界。与Valarie Kaur、Brené Brown、Tarana Burke和Zuri Adele等活动家和思想领袖的生动对话,补充了创造性和实践性的练习,包括写日记、设定日常目标和有意识的自我同情。通过来自世界各地的故事和那些领导变革运动的智慧,瓦尔隆德召唤读者走向正直、倡导、信念和欢乐的生活。

By unearthing our passions and gifts, we learn how to joyfully advocate for justice, peace, and liberation. We learn how to become makers of light.