Grace and compassion are key to connection. Karen Hewitt, author of Culture Impact, discusses this plus how to build an intentional culture.
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Culture Creator. Community Builder. Leader. Author. Poet. Artist. Voice.
Karen is an invitation.Her work and presence compels others to journey inward, and encourages them to see the world in more expansive and hopeful ways.
Karen earned her MS in Mathematics at St. Francis University (PA) and her Master of Arts in Educational Policy and Leadership at The Ohio State University. Ze has been speaking, facilitating, and coaching since 2005. Her career began as a collegiate Women’s Basketball Coach and evolved into a Workforce Development focus. Karen is an Executive DEI Director, co-founder of The Ohio REST Collective and Founder of the podcast and platform the Culture of You. Her areas of expertise are: Culture and Diversity Management, Leadership Development, Intersectionality and Gender and Sexuality. Through hir lived experience, Karen exudes atypical wisdom and lived experience. She is seen as a necessary contribution at various community tables and conversations and is both celebrated and respected for her ability to be strategic in navigating difficult and nuanced conversations and barriers in a brave and productive way.
Karen is a creative. She is an improv comedian and improv poet and singer. Ze is a 2020 recipient of the Create Columbus Visionary Award, a 2022 CEO Columbus Future 50 fellow, a 2023 African-American Leadership Academy (AALA) fellow, a 2021 Cohort Poet in Scott Woods’ Rhapsody and Refrain, and an ensemble member in Counterfeit Madison’s Aretha Franklin Tribute; which performed in front of a sold out Lincoln Theatre (Columbus, Ohio) in February 2020. In 2019, Karen published hir first book of poetry, Grounded: A Collection of Healing Spoken Word Poetry; and released: Fire: Poetic Memoirs of a Movement in August of 2021. They are also a contributing author with their top five lessons in love and business chapters in the April 2021 released anthology, The Black Woman’s Guide To Love and Business: A Blueprint To Self-Mastery. Their latest release of a chapter in Culture Impact: Strategies to Create World-changing Workplaces is available as of 6.9.23. Find out how to move from Vision to Implementation in her chapter: Intentional Culture Creation.