Karen Leong is recognised as a global thought leader, facilitating organisations through sustainable transformation. She was awarded as The Business APAC Visionary Woman Leader of 2019, and the organisational development company she co-founded, Influence Solutions, was honoured as ‘The most influential leader in Training and Development in APAC 2019’ by Corporate Vision Magazine.
Featured as one of Singapore’s 10 Influential Professional speakers by the Singapore Business review, Karen was honoured with the Women Icons Award by the Business Excellence & Research Group. She has attained milestones such as being the author of the best-seller on Influence – Win People Over, and the co-founder of the Rise Through The Ranks Summit, a global online leadership event that has empowered thousands in over 70 countries.
A TEDx speaker and Certified Speaking Professional, and the author of the book Win People Over – 75 Simple and Powerful Ways to Influence Anyone, Karen is acknowledged in the media as an Influence expert, and sought after by the global media as an expert commentator for iconic events such as the Trump-Kim Summit and US Presidential Debates.
Karen is a chartered accountant with a decade-long corporate career spanning audit, consulting and corporate education. She specialised in business consulting and IPO projects with KPMG and KPMG Consulting in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Karen is accredited as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, and is a master trainer in Improving Human Performance Certificate program by the American Society of Training and Development.