It’s Her Story is a “collective call” to bring the heart, soul and brilliance of women to the forefront by sharing their unique story of how God has moved in their lives. Let’s talk about transparency, sharing real power and activating others to step into their greatness.
As the Vice President of Development for the Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Karen has chosen to translate her personal passion into a profession. After experiencing first hand how a devastating family illness can impact families and the communities that support them.
Karen has an incredible ability to put on armor and go to work: to pick up the shield and the sword and to fight the battles required to raise millions of dollars for non-profits, lead organizations and inspire team members to perform. At the same time, beneath the metal plates required to perform at the highest levels, Karen is anchored in a rooted faith that propels her forward even through life’s greatest suffering. In 2004, Karen’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer and in that moment, everything changed. The years that followed would deliver layers of anguish, joy, laughter, heartache, and loss. These bruises and scars etched into her heart remain as a testament to the truth that sometimes bravery is revealed in the naked exposure of ourselves rather than in the high performance of corporate success.
Karen’s story inspires us to humble ourselves, receive God’s grace and open our hearts to the life and purpose he has created within each of us. Whether faced with a life threatening diagnosis, personal trauma or financial challenges, her message is one of resilience, reminding us that faith can carry us through any battle.
Karen is a dynamic public speaker, supportive leader, an authentic writer, and a loving mother. Women often put on their armor to go into the office, covering the scars, in order to create the success that they want for themselves and their families. Karen provides a window into the courage of the heart - the soft strength beneath the armor - and gives all of us permission to live our truth as it presents itself. She resides in Kettering, Ohio with her daughters Lyndsey and Carley and four legged “sons,” Ryan Dinkleman and Kramer, where they enjoy kitchen dance parties, laughing out loud and living in the moment.