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Black Belt Leadership

Karen walks audiences through how to be a Sensei to inspire, coach and optimise impact. Discover how to deal with the tough stuff well, break through barriers to success and lead through tough times. Read less
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Audiences develop their mental and emotional strength, as well as discover the tools to powerful thinking. Karen helps individuals discover their unconscious bias and recognise the beliefs that are standing in their way. Read less
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Turn conflict into collaboration to bring people back together. With Karens help, discover how you can leverage collective potential and discover the power of diversity. Learn how to manage an ageing workforce and the changing employee mix as well as effectively integrating, retaining and engaging with generation Y. Read less
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Create your own dojo to build a high performance environment and discover the lessons from the dojo, including inspiring focus, discipline and personal accountability. Under this topic, Karen also helps audiences understand how to drive the customer experience through culture, build courage and accountability, and drive commercial outcomes through people. Read less
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Learn how to energize you team through great leadership and discover how energy is the fuel of success. Karen explains what team spirit is and what it really takes to get people engaged. She also explores the ideas of energizer and drainers at work. Read less
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Karen explains how to achieve results using the talent and energy of your team. She explores why recruitment is the back bone of your performance management strategy as well as gives audiences performance management approaches that actually work. Read less
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Self Leadership

Thrive both at work and in life, influence for success and optimise your impact Read less
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Karen Gately

The founder of Corporate Dojo inspiring strong people management skills

With years of professional experience in HR and human performance, Karen Gately is the deeply respected consultant helping industry leaders build talented teams. She is a passionate optimist who has been championing the power of the human spirit across the professional sector.

At just 14, Karen was the youngest person in Shukokai Karate to be awarded a 1st dan black belt. With her passion and unmatched dedication, Karen went on to be graded to 3rd dan after many more years of training and teaching. She is a highly accomplished tournament karate competitor with multiple state, national and international titles.

Karen draws on over 25 years in the dojo to lead teams to achieve their fullest potential, working in client service, strategy and planning, as well as quality management leadership roles. She was the Head of Human Resources for the Asia Pacific region in The Vanguard Group for eight years, before founding her own HR consultancy company in Melbourne. Through Corporate Dojo, Karen continues to work with different organisations to build talented and passionate teams. 

Karen is a published author with two books: ‘The People Manager’s Toolkit: A practical guide to getting the best from people’ and ‘The Corporate Dojo: driving extraordinary results through spirited people.’ She has also hosted her own weekly radio breakfast segment with Power FM South Australia.

She continues to share her expertise as a prolific contributor for a range of Australian publications, including The CEO Magazine, AFR, HR Director Magazines, and The Australian, as well as a guest expert on broadcast media like The Today Show, Sky Business News, ABC Radio and 2GB.

With decades of people management experience, Karen Gately has been helping organisations reach their full potential by building high achieving teams across any industry. 


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