Karen Gridley, The Excuse Removal Expert™, is a unique blend of the scientific and the heart. She gets people out of their own way and removes their excuses, so that they improve their performance in day-to-day operations and get effective results. Karen works with companies, associations, business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals that want to remove excuses, improve performance, achieve goals, and increase their bottom line. Her background includes making excuses, blaming, procrastination, and complacency – being stuck and ineffective – for longer than she cares to admit. Karen’s own transformation process has occurred as a result of her commitment and persistence to on-going personal and professional development, and a focused daily effort to get out of her own way and remove excuses.
As a Recovering Excuse Maker™, Karen understands WHAT excuse makers don’t get and the bridge that is necessary to improve performance.
As a former scientist; 20 years experience as a chemist; Karen learned the necessity to address the invisible in order to modify the visible. She continues to apply the process-oriented thinking approach as an essential element to improve performance.
How Does This Translate to You and Your Team?
The visible behaviors you deal with: communication issues; lack of focus, initiative or follow through; excuses; blaming; procrastination; complacency; and stress are the results of the invisible. The combination of what Karen calls TWA– thoughts, words, and actions – is where the adjustment needs to occur to change the visible. Ignoring the issues equates to a commitment and persistence to ineffectiveness, which impedes your growth and decreases your bottom line.
Karen believes most people want to excel, though it seems the human condition is that we get in our own way. We get that, yet some of our greatest challenges occur when dealing with other people and the fact that they get in their own way (and sometimes ours). Karen’s philosophy is that we all get a daily reprieve from getting in our own way based on the decisions we make and the actions we take. Life and business, simply stated, are a series of moment by moment decisions. What kind of decisions are you and your team making?
Karen trains, facilitates, speaks, and coaches people to maximize productivity in their day-to-day operation, so that you and your team get effective results.
She provides practical tools and solutions for you and your team to achieve improved performance, communication and productivity, increased confidence and accountability, and decreased stress. In addition, personal benefits include healthier relationships, increased earning potential, a sense of balance, and ability to enjoy life more.
Karen’s personable and humorous approach combined with her natural ability to get people to honestly face the person in the mirror makes Karen one-of-a-kind in her field. She is an inspiring, dynamic and thought-provoking speaker, trainer/facilitator, coach, and author. Karen has worked with thousands of people in diverse industries and businesses from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Clients rave about her practical approach and reliable tools focusing on real communication and real business through real world applications.
If you want to achieve things you’ve never achieved, you have to become someone you’ve never been and take action you’ve never taken.
Karen is the creator of The Twelve Steps of an Excuse Maker, The Twelve Steps of a Recovering Excuse Maker, and The Recovering Excuse Maker Prayer. Her book, Embrace Your Rights, is highly recommended by Jack Canfield (co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and co-author of The Success Principles™). Karen’s audio CD, Lose Your Excuses, Gain a Life, and DVD, Empower Yourself have been instrumental in helping many achieve their sought after success. She is also the co-author of Live Every Day Motivated, Successful, and Happy.
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“The outcomes we experience in life are determined by the choices we make or the excuses we create.”
Karen M. Gridley