Lisa Ulrich - SERVCORP

“After meeting Karen at a breakfast networking event I knew she would be a perfect guest speaker at one of my own events.  I was a fan within minutes.  Karen’s passion, energy and love for life is inspiring.  I was very impressed with how she managed to capture and involve the audience right to the very end.  Karen is undoubtedly an expert in her field and her advice and knowledge applies to everyone from a junior admin assistant right through to the rankings of Execs and CEO’s.”



Julie Hyde Founder Leaders and Lattes.

"We engaged Karen to speak to an audience of business women in November 2013.

Karen is an engaging, humorous and insightful speaker who quickly gains the trust and respect of her audience. Karen has such a special approach and delivers a powerful message in a light and meaningful way. We have had amazing feedback about Karen's presentation and I know the ladies were taking copious notes and were buzzing after the event. I implore you to engage Karen to speak at your next event. You will be blown away."


13/8/2012, CEO 15

Topic:  Motivating Key Staff

“Fantastic speaker, really energized and insightful; delivered well”


10/7/2012, CEO 11

Topic:  Motivating Key Staff

“Excellent presentation – made topic fresh and thought provoking”


Adriana Filipowski

Manager – Westpac Women’s Markets Tasmania

"We had the pleasure of using Karen Gately as our first speaker as part of the re-launch of Westpac Women’s Markets in Tasmania.  Karen delivered a targeted presentation on dealing with performance management issues to a room full of women from very diverse backgrounds.  She was able to engage the whole audience and deliver information that catered to those from small business owners through to our high level corporate executives who were in attendance.  We had numerous requests to have Karen present further topics in her specialty area of Human Resources.  We are looking to run large workshops during 2013 with Karen as our key note speaker as not only is she extremely knowledgeable in her field, she is a brilliant presenter and it’s a pleasure to work with someone so enthusiastic about their business.  I have no hesitation in recommending Karen to anyone looking for a quality speaker and workshop facilitator."


2/5/2012, CEO 53

Topic:  Performance Management

“An energetic presentation supported by quality handout material which resulted in a topical feedback discussion once she had concluded.  Actions signaled by members included the necessity for proactive communications within organizations, the challenge of effectively managing employees over a wide geographic spread, embracing of leading teams’ behaviour, perseverance is key."


Barry Westhorpe

Chief Executive

The CEO Institute

‘Karen has a real sense of engagement with her audience, she has the great ability to read the audience and adapt her presentation style to ensure a rewarding experience for all participants”.   

“Karen is passionate, business savvy and very articulate.

She is a proven winner with our syndicates as evidenced by her consistently high ratings by members.

Karen is a professional who can be relied upon to deliver on your expectations”.

“As a speaker, facilitator, trainer Karen consistently rates very highly with our CEO members through her professional style and the ability to apply her techniques to “real life” situations.

“Much more than a HR strategist Karen delivers on “results orientated” techniques to improve business success”.


“Thought provoking and highly stimulating Karen continues to engage our CEO’s/Chairmen/Directors with her practical “how to” strategies, a number of which have already been implemented with very positive outcomes being achieved’’


12/7/2011, CEO 52

Topic:  Winning the War for Talent

“I’m taking home a new perspective on a difficult staff issue”.

“Difficult area to manage well.  Good information – loads of great direction”.


Denise Brazendale

"I found Karen's Delivery engaging, informative, humourous and authentic.  Feedback from staff has supported this as well.  we were very happy with the content and the interaction between Karen and staff.  We are in fact considering asking that she return and deliver more of the same for staff of Mission Australia in conjunction with our HR person.  Karen has a refreshingly realistic, honest approach to the way in which she delivers the content of her sessions and this in turn takes her audience along on the journey with her.  cheers Denise."


11/11/2009, CEO 18

Topic:  Managing Poor Performance

"Karen gave an excellent presentation.  Her knowledge of her subject and ability to communicate it was very good."


9/12/2009, CEO 90

Topic:  People Leadership – Getting the Best from a Team

"Her content was exactly what the group wanted, her presentation was excellent and she engaged the group members in good discussion.  Her content was interesting, stimulating and she illustrated her points well."


13/10/2010, CEO 16

Topic:  Manager as Coach

"Energetic speaker, kept presentation moving at a good pace, engaging style."

8/9/2010, Future CEO

Topic:  Building Blocks of High Performance

"Karen added life, reality and practicality to a topic we have heard before.  Excellent engaging presenter."