About Karen Walker

Karen Walker is an executive consultant and advisor; president of Oneteam, Inc., a consulting firm that helps senior leaders create internal strategies that support their organizations’ external growth; and author of the book, No Dumbing Down, which was just released.  I am reaching out about having her on your show.

Karen Walker is a consultant, author, and advisor to CEOs and senior leaders. She helps her clients grow their companies with successful outcomes that include IPOs, acquisitions, market share increases, and significant leadership development. Her clients include Inc. 500 start-ups and Fortune 500 firms.

Prior to launching her consultancy, Karen was employee #104 at Compaq Computer – then the fastest growing company in American and fastest to $1billion in revenue.  In her 14 years as VP/Operating Services, she helped spur the creation of more than $15 billion in value. She resides in Jupiter, Florida, although she can most often be found aloft in seat 2C.

No Dumbing Down: A No-Nonsense Guide for CEOs on Organization Growth is a book for a company’s senior-most leaders. It teaches them how to do a job only they can do: aligning the organization’s internal and external strategies for profitable, sustainable growth. Why do leaders need this guidance? The problem is misunderstanding what it takes to grow. When most companies try to grow, they invariably over focus on sales and revenue-growth — at the expense of making sure they’ve aligned the infrastructure needed to support that growth. The result? Sales outpace the company’s ability to fulfill its promises. Suddenly, product quality drops; employees get overwhelmed by rework; customers grow dissatisfied as commitments are missed; firefighting becomes the norm; top people run for the exits; and the company’s reputation tanks. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Karen’s work with organizations from Fortune 500s to Inc. 500 start-ups, creating the infrastructure they need to start and sustain growth, substantiates the 5 strategies and keys for execution outlined in this book. Her motto truly is “no dumbing down.”

You can connect with Ms. Walker via her blog @ https://karenwalker.us/blog/

Or her website @ https://karenwalker.us/

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