Karen

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Retired Chief Executive Officer
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Introduction Growing up on a Kansas farm and being the youngest of 4 children was the adventure of a lifetime. My Mom allowed me to be creative and was always pushing me forward even in my mid 40s. I did not realize that she was even doing this until I sat down last year (2007)to write about leadership, my life and how I became the person I am today. She subtly nudged me to speak in front of over 100 people when I was four years old, among other confidence-building opportunities. The rest is history. I recently retired from a 21 nationally known not for profit organization and have 4 grown children of my own. They have made wise choices in their spouses and each have 2 amazing children of their own...yes my 8 grandchildren. My husband is my biggest supporter and I love him dearly. I am a positive and cheerful individual who is often misunderstood and who is easily distracted, perhaps a little ADHD?? I am a curious and zestful geographer by academic training, receiving my BS and MS in my 40s. I am a child of God and teach a Women of Faith Community Class at my church. I enjoy and thrive and am at my best when I can offer a word of encouragement to other women.
Interests Upholstery, travel, gardening, hanging out with hubby, Mike and family
Favorite Movies The Game (Michael Douglas), Castaway (Tom Hanks)
Favorite Music Folk Music, John Denver
Favorite Books 101 Book of Poems, Jean Aurel books, Historical Novels