Karen Martin

Business performance expert and award-winning author of The Outstanding Organization

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

  • Karen Martin`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Karen Martin`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    Please Inquire

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

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Clarity First

Clarity: It’s a simple concept and yet strikingly elusive. Lack of clarity collectively costs companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and non‐governmental organizations billions of dollars per year, inserts unnecessary risk into every decision or action, ...

Clarity: It’s a simple concept and yet strikingly elusive. Lack of clarity collectively costs companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and non‐governmental organizations billions of dollars per year, inserts unnecessary risk into every decision or action, drains organizations of the energy needed for productive effort, and causes customers to question whether the organization is capable of delivering value. Drawing on her latest book, Clarity First, Karen reveals how to use clarity to unleash potential, innovate at higher levels, and solve problems more effectively.

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Choose to Be Outstanding

Discover the essential ingredients that drive exceptional performance with this keynote based on Karen’s award‐winning book, The Outstanding Organization. Learn how to strip away unnecessary complexity to enable the levels of performance and innovation that make an ...

Discover the essential ingredients that drive exceptional performance with this keynote based on Karen’s award‐winning book, The Outstanding Organization. Learn how to strip away unnecessary complexity to enable the levels of performance and innovation that make an organization truly OUTSTANDING. Proven, practical, and surprisingly simple, Karen’s system focuses on four key behaviors for excellence—clarity, focus, discipline, engagement—that, once instilled into a company’s DNA, open the door to sustainable growth, profit, and a deeply engaged workforce.

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Delivering Value: A Human Need and a Business Mandate

All human beings want to give and receive value. Yet many organizations miss opportunities to generate deep engagement and loyalty from their customers, employees, and shareholders—both of which enable growth and scalability. Karen shares critical insights to achieve that ...

All human beings want to give and receive value. Yet many organizations miss opportunities to generate deep engagement and loyalty from their customers, employees, and shareholders—both of which enable growth and scalability. Karen shares critical insights to achieve that engagement and spark outstanding performance on both personal and organizational levels. This keynote draws on Karen’s 20+ years of guiding companies to use value creation to improve the bottom line and the human condition alike.

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About Keynote Speaker Karen Martin

Karen Martin, president of the global consulting firm The Karen Martin Group, Inc., is a leading authority on business performance and Lean management. Known for her keen diagnostic skills and rapid-results approach, Karen and her team have worked with clients such as AT&T, Chevron, Epson, GlaxoSmithKline, Goodwill Industries, International Monetary Fund, Lenovo, Mayo Clinic, Prudential Insurance, Qualcomm, and the United States Department of Homeland Security to develop more efficient work systems, grow market share, solve business problems, and accelerate performance. As a thought leader and skilled teacher, Karen has shaped how leaders and improvement professionals approach business performance in over 45 countries.

Karen’s broad understanding of work system design and business management stems from her experience building and managing operations for several rapid-growth organizations that each grew into multi-billion-dollar companies. She developed a keen understanding of customer value while serving in sales and marketing roles, and has extensive experience mitigating legal and compliance constraints. While she has worked with clients in nearly every sector, her healthcare-rich background includes clinical, administrative, and regulatory work in hospitals, post-acute care settings, payer services, medical research, clinical laboratories, physician practices, integrative medicine and behavioral healthcare.

Karen’s award-winning book, The Outstanding Organization, addresses the missing fundamentals that drive outstanding performance: Clarity, Focus, Discipline, and Engagement. Once instilled into an organization’s DNA, they open the door to sustainable growth and profit. Her latest book, Clarity First – a follow on to The Outstanding Organization – reveals how to use clarity to unleash potential, innovate at higher levels, and solve problems more effectively. It’s her most provocative book to date and is garnering deep praise. Karen is also the co-author of Shingo Award-winning
Value Stream Mapping, and two other books on business performance improvement.

An in-demand global speaker, Karen wows her audiences with high-energy presentations containing practical takeaways. Audiences giving her high ratings have included groups such as MassMutual, Lenovo, Young Presidents’ Organization, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

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