Coach & Speaker

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Confidence expert Karol Ward is authentic, sincere and committed to helping others find their inner confidence. With her background as trained therapist, she brings psychological insight to her career as a coach and motivational speaker. With her warm, conversational style, she is able to help audiences understand why they do what they do and then gives concrete tools for change.

Karol has a Masters in Clinical Social Work and a BA in Psychology and Communication. She is the author of Worried Sick: Break Free from Chronic Worry To Achieve Mental and Physical Health (Berkley) and Find Your Inner Voice: Using Instinct and Intuition Through the Body-Mind Connection (Career Press).

Motivational Speaker

Karol is a motivational speaker and also delivered a popular TEDx Talk on the power of the body-mind connection at the prestigious TEDxTimesqare in New York City. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association, winning member of the year with the NSA New York City Chapter and an award winning Toastmasters International Speaker.

Karol has delivered keynotes and conducted a variety of presentations for such clients as: Viacom/MTV, The Clinton Global Initiative, GlynnDevins,Inc.,  Renfrew Center Foundation, JCC Association, IDEA Health and Fitness Association, Fairfield Maxwell, Ltd, Hunter College, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, Fashion Institute of Technology, Professional Women's Alliance, McBurney YMCA, and the National Association of Women Business Owners.


Karol is a confidence expert and coach for individuals, business owners and executives. She helps her clients cultivate inner confidence in the areas of interpersonal communication, business building and presentation skills. In addition, she provides executive presentation coaching, depositions and trial skills training for attorneys as such firms as: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton, Millbank, Schulte Roth & Zabel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman.

Media Source Expert

Karol has appeared as psychological, confidence and communication expert on CNN, The Wall Street Journal Live, NBC, ABC,, Fox News along with numerous podcasts and radio programs.  She is regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal and has contributed to such media outlets as, The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Women's Day, First for Women,, The New York Daily News, Spirituality & Health, Yoga Journal, and Family Circle among others.

Karol Ward, LCSW
Confidence Expert

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