I am Karen Scott, a motivational speaker based out of Hampton Roads. I speak on mainly leadership, faith, women, and wellness topics. You can find me at www.karenscottspeaks.com.
What makes you a visionary?
I have always been a dreamer. However, if you don't put into action the vision that God/Universe puts inside of you, that dream will haunt you. So I finally got into professional speaking (a long time dream) in December of 2019 after decades of public speaking at church events and giving presentations at work.
Share the 3 key steps that helped you bring your vision to life.
1) I had to be mobile. My first few speaking engagements were an hour away at a minimum. Those speaking opps led to more speaking engagements.
2) I had to go fishing. I was applying to several speaking opportunities a day. I had a quota of 2 speaking engagements a month in order to get my feet wet in the industry and to build up my resume. Once I hit the number of gigs I needed for the month, I began fishing for the next month. I was relentless.
3) I had to be flexible. COVID turned most engagements virtual in March 2020. Speaking virtually is a different dynamic than live but I re-tooled and was able to maintain my schedule.
What is next for you in 2021?
am building my schedule for 2021. Therefore, if any event planners are looking for a dynamic, engaging virtual speaker, please contact me at email@example.com. My 2nd book, a novel, will be coming out in February. It's called 'When I Found Out Who I Was, All The Bullshit Stopped.' It is a coming of age story of a young man who aged out of the foster care system and turned his life around once he meets his birth family.
How can readers connect with you online?
My website is www.karenscottspeaks.com. Your readers can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube with the same handle: karenscottspeaks. They can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking engagements.