No sales pitches and no fluff. Just a thought-provoking dialog with Karla that will help you solve a challenge you're having right now.

If you haven't watched Karla's introductory video, explaining her philosophy and techniques, you may watch it here:


With humor, insight and stories that hit home, Karla Robertson provokes thought in her audiences and challenges them to make meaningful shifts to supercharge their careers, results and leadership effectiveness.


  • “Leading Beyond Circumstances"- It's not circumstances that determine how things turn out. It's how you choose to think about them. What stories hijack your better self after initial impact? How do you regulate your emotional reactions and use their intelligence to help you make better decisions and be the leader that is needed to rally people to bring out their best to get back on track. 
  • “Your Brain on Disruption"- Understanding what this word triggers in you and in others is a first step to only seeing disruption as a threat instead of the springboard to creativity and innovation...and building a stronger and more adaptable, sustainable organization.
  • “What's Your Story?”: - Focuses on the stories we tell ourselves which influence how we show up and process incoming information that is all around us. Our stories influence how we see, understand, make choices and act in the world. Becoming aware of what stories are active in your life can help you assess whether it's working for you or not and how you can reprogram your mind to pay attention to other stories that are more productive. Q & A included for breakout.
  • “Is Your Team Great?" - Never before has building strong teams that get stronger over time been in demand. How would you know if your team is great? And if you think you're team is good and could use a way to become better, then you may want to hear this. Learn the key attributes that a recent study found are what great teams do better than all other teams. Understand and begin to remove what gets in the way and replace it with practices that will raise your game.
  • “Didn’t I Just Say That?: Getting Your Message Heard” - This is a breakout session that helps you ensure that you make an impression with your message that people pay attention to. I will give you the elements to making sure you get heard! Q&A included for breakout

Speaking Appearances


  • May 2, 2018 – Office of Field Services – Brooklyn, NY - Keynote
  • October 2017 – ISM- NJ – Women’s Leadership Conference – Opening Speaker
  • June 2017 – ISM - NY – Closing Speaker
  • October 2016 – ISM - NJ - Women’s Leadership Conference – Opening Keynote
  • December 2015-CSEBA-Riverside, CA-Opening Keynote
  • October 2015 – SISC- San Bernardino, CA- Opening Keynote for Board Meeting
  • September 2015-CAJPA, South Lake Tahoe, CA- Words of Wisdom Session Speaker
  • September 2014- CAJPA, South Lake Tahoe, CA- Words of Wisdom Session Speaker
  • February 2013 – CORE - Fort Lee, NJ – Keynote
  • November 2012 – LeadNJ – Jersey City, NJ Closing Speaker
  • January 2012 – LeadNJ – Long Branch, NJ - Opening Speaker/Facilitator
  • November 2011 – LeadNJ – Closing Speaker
  • May 2011 - NJ School Board Association – Leadership Meeting – Trenton, NJ
  • January 2011 - LeadNJ– Opening Speaker - Red Bank, NJ
  • April 2010 – Mortgage Bankers Association of NJ - Iselin, NJ - Keynote
  • March 2010 – NFMT National Facilities Management & Technology Conference – Baltimore, MD 
  • April 2009 - IHRIM – San Diego, CA - Break-Out speaker (2 sessions)
  • January 2009 – CORE – (Chief Officers Reaching Excellence)- Fort Lee, NJ
  • June 2008 – IHRIM – International Human Resources Information Management Conference-Orlando, FL