Simple strategies to SPEAK UP
in the boardroom and beyond.

Many women miss opportunities because they don’t speak up.

I’m on a mission to change that.

Join me in my mission to eradicate self-doubt in 10 million women in the next 10 years. Let’s change the world together.

In your heart, you know that your voice needs to be heard. I’ll give you the framework to move past doubt and speak up in important moments. You’ll gain the courage and the skills to ask for (and get!) what you want in the boardroom and beyond. Stop letting opportunities pass you by.

You don’t need permission. Now is your time to take the floor and trust your own voice.

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Hi! I'm Karen Laos

Communication Expert and Confidence Cultivator.

I first recognized the power of confident communication when I successfully negotiated my first flea market purchase at the age of six, under the direction of my dad. He taught me one simple action: to ask. That’s when my love for the deal was born.

Now, a world-renowned Communication Keynote Speaker and Facilitator, I guide corporations and individuals through my tested model, creating meaningful transformation. 

Industry giants, like those listed above, trust me to equip their teams with the confidence to negotiate like a mogul and the skills to communicate as an influential leader.

My straightforward talks deliver strategy combined with my proven communication process, and consistently generate long-lasting results by transforming self-doubt and missed opportunities into

empowered growth

more clients

job promotions

negotiation wins

My early confidence in negotiating was a foreshadowing of big things to come.

Yet, while I have led phenomenal teams and consulted global leaders, I have not been without my own struggles. Like you, there have been times when my voice has failed me.

How many times have you…


Been in a meeting and wanted to share your idea, but held back because you didn’t quite know how to articulate it or feared being criticized by others?


Let an opportunity pass you by, because you wanted to keep the peace or maintain the status quo?

I understand because that used to be me. I stayed silent and missed opportunities.

“You made a lasting impression on this cohort.
It was our highest rated session in two years! We have not stopped receiving positive feedback! Thank you for speaking at our women’s leadership event.”

Claire Mayerhofer


Here’s a glimpse of what’s possible:


Chief Commercial Officer, The Kessler Collection


Vice President, Commercial Strategy, Kalibri Labs

“We rarely ever recycle speakers, but your impact was so great we wanted more people to hear you speak. Many participants said your talk was the best at the conference.

Juli Jones Senior Vice President, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

Stand Out

Here's how:


Inspiring your team to be confident communicators creates ease in leadership, fewer conflicts, and allows people to feel seen and heard.


Equip your team with the tools to know what to say and how to say it in a safe space allowing for experimentation and effective learning.


Become an exceptional communicator who shares ideas without holding back.


Want to go at your own pace? Take my signature course and learn tools to speak with confidence.

Corporate leadership
& communication training

You can no longer afford not to do this work. 

Through years of mentoring global leaders and the world’s most prestigious organizations, I have learned that communication training is not optional for those pursuing excellence. A strong communication model is now a crucial part of any C-suite leadership strategy.

Communication comes with challenges. Honoring every person within an organization means equipping them with the necessary skills to express themselves in a way that allows them to feel seen and heard. Providing team members a chance to voice their concerns and know how to communicate them effectively creates long term cohesiveness and allows people to flourish. 

Often, the entirety of an organization does not feel supported in speaking up about issues or challenges, which causes overall productivity and success to suffer. 

Communication, empathy, confidence and what used to be considered “soft skills” are foundational to a strong leadership team and successful culture within an organization. By mastering these essential tools for courageous conversations, best-in-class leaders can create a culture of transparency and engagement for their team members, resulting in greater productivity and positioning the entire organization to thrive.

Get them saying…

I want what she has

This is where:

  • $Apologizing unnecessarily
  • $Being passed over for the promotion
  • $Not asking for or getting what you really want
  • $Feeling like an imposter

…ends, and the rest of your life as a confident, skilled communicator begins!

“Your presence was all I needed to see. The passion, empathy, and confidence you demonstrated were beaming and authentic. I want to be like you!”

Pianist/Educator/CEO of Yukimi Song Studio LLC

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