Member Since 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Best-selling author, Karen Valencic is passionate about revealing the keys to mastering conflict so leaders can fast-track innovation and smooth the turbulence of change. Her sessions are memorable - uniquely grounded in martial arts and physics! Three decades developing high-performing teams informs her content. Thirty years of aikido, a martial art, practice adds flare and action to her delivery. Her background as a degreed tenured engineer brings practicality to her solutions.
Business leaders carry the weight of their organizations on their shoulders. In addition to ensuring ideas come to fruition and customers are satisfied, executives also have the added pressure of ensuring employee needs are being met. These priorities can place a considerable strain on a leader even in times when a business is fairing well.
It takes a workforce with a variety of skills to build and sustain a successful business. Even in the tech field, non-tech professionals such as those in sales or marketing are necessary components of the team, especially in the early stages of the business. Equity compensation is one way leaders can reward these early-stage hires for their commitment to the business’ growth; however, each offer must be made with consideration.
The business world moves fast, and companies that aren’t able to keep up run the risk of falling behind. Building a sustainably successful company requires that leaders understand just how much the business can and will change over time.
It is important to get everyone in the habit of earnest, authentic inquiry.
If you're concerned about meeting fatigue among your remote workforce, try these strategies to ensure each virtual gathering has a clear purpose.
With some employers opting for remote or hybrid operations, the workplace no longer looks like what it used to. There are innumerable perks to telecommuting, but moving the workplace to within one’s home brings with it challenges for both employees and employers. Not having to leave home to work means no commute—and no real barrier between your personal and professional life.
To survive in business long term, leaders must be able to respond and adapt to sudden changes.
Your career could tumble while you fumble with conflict.
When even small decisions can have a big impact on your business, removing bias is a critical step in the decision-making process.
A performance improvement company, Spiral Impact was established in 1992. The primary focus is on leadership and team development. Though we address performance as it relates to people, processes, structures, and culture. Karen is frequently sought after when teams are in trouble and 'everything else has been tried' to create cohesion. A background in engineering creates a practical process approach. The Spiral Impact method is grounded in aikido, a martial art based on position, not on force.