What participants are saying…

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“I can’t speak highly enough of Ms. Kirk’s ability to prepare and deliver excellent training. She worked with our group to ensure the training would meet our needs and had germane information and ideas for us to consider. Her delivery is focused, energetic and she gives participants a sense of renewal. She was well received and participants asked to have her return for future training.”

Eileen M Lally, Ed.D.,LSCWProgram ManagerUniversity of Alaska, AnchorageFamily & Youth Services Training Academy

“I wanted to share with you how much you have helped our entire staff evolve. By helping us build our Team Charter, you helped us build our office foundation and that foundation remains strong 2 years later! What I appreciate about you, Karen, is that you ask questions prior to your course, you try and find out as much as possible and you create a course specifically for our needs. The feedback from my staff is that they all feel that you are working with them as individuals, even in a group course. It is that personal connection that you are able to achieve that makes it fun to be in your courses, my staff actually ask me when the next Karen Kirk course is! I highly recommend 1-2 courses a year for any offices out there that need fine tuning.”

Michelle Fritz, CPCPractice AdministratorAlaska Colorectal Surgery, PC

“Karen Kirk, supports leaders and their teams with her unique skill of offering perspective. Her methods energize persons to apply real life, workable solutions; thus moving persons effectively forward beyond challenges, conflict and change. Having experienced several coaching styles, I found Karen’s excellence to surpass anything I have known. Whether it be managerial training, vision planning, team building or mediations; Karen has been key to the successful and progressive refinement of our organization. Karen’s enthusiasm and vitality are impressive. I am very grateful for the benefits our company has received through her services.”

Beth Knight, CLS, Vice-PresidentTitle Operations Mgr & AREC InstructorAlyeska Title Guaranty Agency, Inc.

“Karen Kirk has a dynamic energy that engages people, motivates them, and leads them to learn the material. She is honest, practical and sincere which endears her to the people she works with. Most of all she connects with the group, learning about each of them as a person, so she is able to communicate with them effectively and personably. Whatever the age or background of the people attending the workshop or training, Karen Kirk is an excellent resource.”

Richard PerryCareer Center CoordinatorCook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

“Karen’s motivational training is presented in a positive and usable format. This is a result of many hours of preparation to custom fit her training to our department. Prior to our sessions, we spent time with Karen determining the best focus for the sessions. She also requested input from each staff member, which gave her an even better picture of their specific needs. Since the training I have received specific comments from my staff:

– ’When situations arise, I really think about different points that Karen presented…’
– ’The movie clips really struck home – made me think…’
– ’I really liked the personal focus on personalities…’
– ’Karen is really fun to listen to, and you can tell she has put a lot of work into our training…’

Our management team uses many of the components to re-train on an ongoing basis as well as in staff meetings. Thank you Karen, for helping us through a pretty rocky transition.”

Linda BarnesManagerNorthrim Bank

“It has been a delight to employ Karen as a consultant and first-class instructor and motivator for the Municipality of Anchorage. Karen is upbeat, funny, positive and delivers. She has a keen sense for setting the stage in group meetings and presentations… she knows her audience and uses the right tools to enable people to learn and discover. She is very non-traditional in her teaching and motivating techniques. (This includes the use of games, modern video clips and other resources all aimed with the specific purpose of getting people to think differently.) Most of all, Karen has competently found solutions for our organizational development concerns and personnel issues.”

Dr. David K.F.Otto, SPHREmployee Relations DirectorMunicipality of Anchorage

Ms. Kirk is the rare trainer who, not only knows the academic side of the subjects she teaches, but also possesses the flare and energy necessary to create an enthusiastic audience. Over the years I have been to numerous management trainings; Ms. Kirk is the most engaging and genuine of the lot. She truly believes in the principles she preaches and is as much a coach as she is an instructor.

Kenneth TakakuwaDivision ManagerMunicipality of Anchorage

“… the recognition of the way our own minds limit our perspective and the feeling of being more capable after her sessions is invigorating.”

Lawrence TaylorPresidentLabSafari.com, Inc.