Author, speaker, black belt and engineer, Karen Valencic knows the best ideas in business are often lost in the maze of poorly handled disagreements. Therefore, innovating with conflict is an essential skill for cutting edge leaders. Spiral Impact, Karen’s unique method, combines physics with martial art concepts for an eye-opening take on the way we engage.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
When business started difficulties overcame:
“Nobody close to me was supportive, so people who were engaged in what it is that I wanted to do that I didn’t know very well were very supportive but the people close to me were not supportive at all so I felt very driven by my vision and I never questioned the clarity of what is was that I wanted to do and I had people that were close to me that didn’t necessarily share that”…[Listen for More]
Favourite Books:Any books about Steve Jobs
“Communication creates movement; stillness fosters clarity, to be moving and clear, this is true power”
Recommended Online Resources:
- Linkedin – is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps.
- Twitter – is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, “tweets”, restricted to 140 characters. Registered users can post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them.
Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“I think a lot of people can fall in love with the idea of being in business for themselves and you’ve really got to have a clear clear passion and no doubt about what you’re doing in order to continue doing it because you will always run across people that want to question you or rain on your parade, you’ve got to be crystal clear or be self motivated and continue to stay with that because you’ll have ups and downs and you will have doubts and you’ve got to manage those things”…[Listen for More]
More About Karen Valencic:
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential.” Anthony Robbins
Other Quotes From the Chat with Karen Valencic:
- “You’ve got to decide what success is for you”
- “If you have a passion for something there is always a place for it, it may not be something that the entire world wants to buy, I don’t think there’s many things like that anymore, your passion is what grows that idea and that product so you’ve got to be the leader of that, if you’re having to ask people if this is a good idea or not, it’s probably not a great idea”