Speaker

Karren is the founder of PAMD International, LLC. PAMD is an acronym describing her foundational principles and life sustaining belief which is to be positive with an attitude of motivation and determination. The mission of PAMD is to assist individuals, corporations and organizations in unlocking the shackles of self-imposed limitations, capitalize on the power and authority that resides within, and revolutionize their verbal speech patterns.

PAMD through Karren as a speaker, author, songwriter, and mentor, achieves its mission by inspiring and encouraging individuals to embrace their destiny and live with:
  • Passion: Owning and accepting their destiny,
  • Resolve: Determined to succeed, and
  • Enthusiasm: Fully energized to successfully plot a plan for continuous growth

Karren captivates her audience with insightful stories that apply to all areas of life.  Karren shares various stories to demonstrate that although people have different experiences, challenges and obstacles, the resulting emotion is the same.  We all experience strong negative emotions, such as, disappointment, discouragement, sadness, depression, fear, anxiety, loneliness, grief, and envy.   She equips the participants with powerful solutions to transform these negative emotions.

“I constantly tell people that giving up is not an option”, says Karren.  She believes that you must accept and love yourself to achieve a successful and fulfilling life.  Karren says, “Self-acceptance is another key for ensuring a stable foundation; therefore, regardless of the challenge a person is able to bend and not break.  However, even when recovering from a stage of brokenness, a person is still able to assess the situation, regain control, and maintain a steady course to fulfill their goals and dreams.”

Karren offers the following services through PAMD:
  • Motivational/Inspirational Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Seminars and Workshops (including teleseminars and webinars)
  • Radio/Television Talk Show: Scheduled interviews
  • Mentor: One-on-One mentoring sessions

Karren retired as a senior manager in the federal government with over 35 years of public service.  Her leadership sessions are designed primarily based on her experiences and different principle and practices applied to ensure the organization’s mission is accomplished.  Karren understands that an organization’s success is based on the tone of the leadership and their willingness to be continuous learners, applying different tools and techniques along the way.  In her role in the government, Karren was not intimidated by the various challenges or obstacles.  Under her leadership, she and her teams would embrace the challenge or obstacle and meet it head-on with professionalism, integrity, and a “Yes, we can” attitude.  As such, she received numerous local and national awards.

Her leadership topics have been:
  • The ONE Thing a Leader Must Do
  • From Follower to Leader: It’s Your Time
  • Why I Had a Booth
  • What Two Small Things Taught Me

Karren’s audiences range in age from youth to adults.  Therefore, she customizes her speeches, presentations or sessions to meet the needs of the individual, corporation, or organization.  The presentations can be based on a theme or topic as directed by the requesting individual or organization. As a conference and keynote speaker or when conducting workshops and seminars,

Her topics include:

  • Play the Hand You’re Dealt
  • Unlock The Shackles and Live
  • Stuck in the Past…I Remember When
  • And You Say You’re Challenged?
  • The Success Factor
  • Shaken But Not Destroyed: A Tip to Overcome Obstacles

Request Karren for your next event.  Complete the on-line “Speaker Request” form.

As a mentor:

As a mentor, Karren provides one-on-one sessions for individuals, based on their need to remove obstacles and roadblocks hindering their ability to succeed. Karren ensures that she first and foremost establish a relationship with the individual. Her sessions are genuine and authentic to establish a chemistry between her and the mentee. Karren focuses on a mentee’s character, values, self-awareness, empathy, and capacity for respect. All of these prerequisites to ensure the mentee maps a plan for success to master the necessary competencies based on their goals and dreams. Karren understands that who you are is more important than what you can do. As Dr. King stated, “..it’s about the content of your character.”

Karren seeks to help the mentees’ understand and embrace their strengths but she guides them through a session to uncover their underlying passions, too. She helps them discover their calling. As a senior manager in the federal government, if an employee and a position were not a good fit, or if an ambitious employee realistically had limited upward mobility, she would help the mentee move on. They were better suited to another role within the organization, or even to a new path somewhere else.

Karren embraced a song her parents taught her:

“If I can help somebody, as I travel along
If I can help somebody, with a word or song
If I can help somebody, from doing wrong
No, my living shall not be in vain”

 
Karren has committed to helping, as well as, members in her church and others become fuller versions of who they are. This is why she stills sings versions of this song today (okay she can carry a tune) and has remained devoted to bringing others along. As stated by author Anthony K. Tjan, “…before you might be tempted to help them think more realistically, mentors need to be givers of energy, not takers of it. Consider why an idea might work, before you consider why it might not. The best method I know for thinking this way is the 24×3 rule for optimism.” Thus, when Karren hears an idea from her mentee, she spends 24 seconds, 24 minutes, and/or maybe a day thinking about all the reasons that the idea is good before she responds to any aspect of it.
If you’re interested in establishing a mentor/mentee relationship with Karren, complete the REQUEST KARREN form today.

In Karren’s book she states, “Get started. It’s time to move your goals from park or idle to drive. You’re the driver! Don’t wait for the bus to pick you up; drive yourself.”