Karol Ward, LCSW

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  • Cultivating Confidence Creates More Professional Opportunities 


  • Cultivating Confidence Creates More Professional Opportunities 

Member of the National Speakers Association

Karol Ward, L.C.S.W. is a nationally recognized speaker who helps audiences understand why they do what they do. Through her presentations and trainings, Karol is able to show her audiences how to make the changes they need to improve their professional lives. With her conversational style, she is able to engage audiences so that they feel included in whatever topic she presents. Karol brings her background as confidence expert, communication consultant and therapist to conferences, companies and organizations that are looking for solid information on professional development.

"As a professional speaker and speaking instructor for over two decades, I am used to watching and listening to presenters with a critical eye and ear. Usually, I can fill a notebook with "room for improvement" comments about a speaker's message, organization, and delivery. But as soon as Karol Ward took the stage at the first meeting where I had the privilege of hearing her speak, I knew that my notebook would be empty. Karol's warm, engaging and polished speaking style makes everyone in the room feel like they are a part of her inner circle. More importantly, she helps her listeners recognize how their behaviors may be getting in the way of their own personal and professional success, and gently (but firmly) guides them to better choices. I have learned a tremendous amount from Karol about how to make changes in my own life, and also how to be a better speaker."

Deborah Grayson Riegel
Wharton, Columbia, and Duke B-School faculty; Harvard Business Review columnist; Keynote speaker;

Author: Tips of the Tongue: The Nonnative English Speakers Guide to Mastering Public Speaking (Indie Books International)

Karol has a BA in psychology and communication and an MSW from Fordham University. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, Toastmasters International, and the National Association of Social Workers.
She is the author of Worried Sick: Break Free From Chronic Worry to Achieve Mental & Physical Health (Berkley) and Find Your Inner Voice: Using Instinct and Intuition Through the Body-Mind Connection (Career Press).

On Air Expert and Media Contributor
Karol has been featured as a psychological and communication expert on CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, WPIX 11.  In addition, she has been a contributing expert to such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Oprah.com, The Independent, Women's Day, The New York Daily News, Speaker Magazine, Parade Magazine, Yoga Journal, Spirituality & Health, Bustle.com along with numerous radio programs and podcasts.

"Karol Ward is a dynamic speaker who brings humor and warmth to all her presentations. Karol's charisma is supported by a soothing, powerful speaking style that seamlessly incorporates her professional insights into her witty and observant views on human behavior. She knows how to connect with her audience by displaying both a confidence and vulnerability that make her speeches rewarding, informative, and inspiring."
Max Alvarez

Film historian and lecturer
Author: The Crime Films of Anthony Mann (University Press of Mississippi)

"I met Karol after hearing her speak at a professional organization. I liked her style of communication and her ability to share concepts about confidence. I felt I could work well with her and wanted to improve how I expressed myself in professional settings.  I felt I needed these skills to gain more visibility in my career. I was looking to develop clarity when speaking, writing, and informing my audience on new and current innovations in my department.   
Jodi Sisley
Senior Merchandise Manager

"It's not often that I observe my students watching a speaker and taking notes at the same time. What that affirms to me, in me, is that I thought Karol was great, and so did the students. Her presentation, offered all the points that your audience needed.  Karol's manner, humor, and way of relating to the students was very touching. Thank you so very much."
Treva Giambrone-Internships 
FIT-Fashion Institute of Technology

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