Interview with Karen Brown
Why do we need to concern ourselves with the unconscious mind?
Most of us have been trained to pay attention to our conscious mind only. After all, it’s what we’re aware of during our thought process. Although we’re not naturally attentive to our unconscious thought process, it has critical impacts on our opinions, behaviors, and emotional reactions. And these impacts drive meaningful and sustainable change and outcomes.
What are 3 habits you would recommend for working productively?
- Turn off your phone and all other distractions
- Use your schedule effectively
- Exercise and fuel well (exercise before work, get enough sleep, drink enough water, eat clean and get enough bold, pure coffee!)
How are your keynote presentations unique?
I always found it disappointing to inevitably slip back into pre-seminar mode after experiencing the roller-coaster high of learning during a keynote or workshop. I therefore make it a point to provide concepts that apply to everyday living. Through individual insights into audience members’ behavioral blind spots, my keynotes provide takeaways that people can implement immediately in all areas of life and business.
What do you gain personally from being a public speaker?
Making a difference!
How much does humor factor into your keynotes and other speaking engagements?
It’s how humans learn best! When information is coupled with humor, it becomes part of our “story” and is therefore better retained and integrated.
What’s the greatest compliment you’ve received on your speaking?
“You changed my life.”
Do you make new year’s resolutions? If so what are your resolutions this year?
No. Instead, I make decisions all year long on what I want to achieve. According to latest research and statistical data, New Year’s resolutions and setting goals aren’t effective for fully achieving objectives (for the majority of the population). Instead, what works is this: Engage your unconscious mind through visualizing what success will look, feel and sound like, and then decide to do what it takes each day to achieve that success.
What is your mission?
My mission is to elevate leadership and professional performance in business through use of unconscious mind techniques.