An Expert for the Longevity Economy
As keynote, seminar leader, moderator or panelist, workshop presenter or plenary speaker, Karen Sands speaks at numerous forums, university settings, corporate and conference events, and workshops about the emerging Longevity Economy, women & the future, the business of aging, the new millennium workplace, current trends, coaching, visionary leadership, retirement, positive and conscious aging, as well as personal and global change, and transformation across generations.
About Karen Sands:
Karen Sands is the bestselling author of 11 books and journals. Visionaries Have Wrinkles is one of her most popular, while Gray is the New Green is turning the business of aging on its head, and her groundbreaking resource, The Ageless Way, touted as a new model for aging. She is a serial social entrepreneur, CEC-board certified and ICF-certified master coach, invited vetted master coach and mentor for TED fellows, visionary mentor, consultant, and sought-after public speaker. One of Corporate America’s first intrapreneurs and a pioneer in the coaching industry, she is also the leading GeroFuturistSM, midlife and Boomer expert, and expert authority on women 40+ who believes passionately in the unlimited potential associated with the Longevity Economy and Ageless Aging.
Early in her career, she led the call for private retirement planning for high net-worth clients and firms; trained, educated, and led thousands of professionals, NASD advisors, and experienced agents to enter the small and mid-sized business market to market and sell complex retirement services and employee benefit programs.
After one success after another, she realized my dream of turning around and leading a stand-alone business serving the affinity market of professional associations which few in the industry had mastered. This involved pioneering the marketing and sales of advanced retirement products using an elite team of NASD professionals. Karen trained this team using accelerated learning methods, so that they rapidly became highly skilled knowledge workers who could sell direct via telemarketing and direct-response marketing.
Karen mentors visionary executives-in-transition, established business owners, and professionals on how to fulfill their potential at any age, and offers consulting and training to entrepreneurs, higher education institutions, non-profits, and businesses large and small who want to learn about and capture the hearts and minds of women over 40.
Karen has also created and trained corporate executives and educators how to incorporate continuous-quality improvement models and principles into their organizations and school systems. She was formerly an Adjunct Professor at Hunter College’s prestigious Brookdale Center, where she was the first to teach an adult gerontology course for professionals entitled, “Conscious Aging 101.” One of her greatest passions is being a Transformational teacher, leading and facilitation deep soulwork and transformation for women’s groups and events. Karen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Glamour magazine and on CNN, NBC, HBO, and other major media outlets.