Karlene’s passion is speaking to groups about how to improve communications and happiness in the workplace.
She is a certified Everything DiSC® Trainer and presents sessions on behavioral styles, generational differences, body language, leadership and influence, creating positive and productive work cultures, wellness, work/life integration and brain training. Karlene focuses on how to work together more effectively through understanding and appreciating the differences in people, while working to improve communications, team building, customer service and conflict resolution.
Karlene has been the CEO of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) since 2003 and has more than 30 years of experience in association management and working with a wide variety of work teams. She also serves as Executive Director of the Michigan Animal Health Foundation. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University, so she can cheer for whoever is winning. She speaks to a wide variety of groups nationally and sings and plays keyboards for a band called Rear View Mirror.