Karen Jay Hewitt is a personal influence consultant. She coaches, speaks and writes regularly on this topic and its sub-topics of authenticity, leadership, personal charisma, language for influence and cross-cultural communication. Her teachings enable her clients to be more influential, successful and flexible in their communication. Her thinking inspires people of all ages, cultures and nationalities; and her techniques have relevance in all spheres of life.
A unique blend of career choices, academic study, global travel and sporting challenges have made Karen an advocate for authenticity and leadership through differences and diversity. Karen has travelled extensively over the last twenty-five years, and has been a Publishing Manager, a Marketing Director, a salsa teacher, a simultaneous conference interpreter for the United Nations and a Leadership Coach and Behavioural Safety specialist, although not all at the same time.
Karen has completed university study every decade, plus additional professional qualifications. She is fluent in five languages – English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese – and is a master of language for transformation and change. Karen first became aware of the power of language when she worked in marketing and communications, and then even more so when she retrained as a simultaneous conference interpreter and worked at the United Nations in Vienna.
It was only when Karen was introduced to NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in 2011, though, that she realised the power of language to create influence and change and became passionate about linguistics. Karen is now a certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.