Speaking & events

Marketing talks

Need a little boost of inspiration to your marketing meeting, get together, team away day, or conference? Karen combines solid marketing principles with real-world application, whether it's an informal roundtable or a conference or event.

Karen has particular experience working with professional services (and accountants) and the power of the "visible expert" to bring long term marketing success.

Marketing for accountants

Sketchnoting workshops

Love the idea of sketchnoting and want to give it a try?

Think sketchnoting is a brilliant idea but don't consider yourself very creative?

Karen's sketchnoting workshops include:

  • What sketchnoting is (hint: it's not about art)
  • Karen's journey from scribbly little stick figures to complex fonts and artsy imagery
  • Ideas and inspiration (you'll probably provide some too - we're all learning)
  • Hands-on exercises to get your creativity flowing (whether you think you have it or not)
  • The opportunity to step back from the hustle and bustle of daily life, put pen to paper, and have fun!

Your event, sketchnoted

Invite Karen to attend your upcoming event or conference and sketchnote the content!

This is a powerful way to engage your audience immediately on the day with social media interaction and comments.

Karen can:

  • Attend your conference or event
  • Sketchnote selected sessions or the full event
  • Instantly upload event sketchnotes via social media for sharing and community engagement
  • Provide you with sketchnote images to use in your marketing follow up

Conference sketchnoting is dependent on Karen's availability and is charged at a day rate plus travel expenses.

Kind words

Sharon Maddison, Lane4

"Thanks again for a wonderful day yesterday - everyone LOVED IT!! Thanks for spending time with us - it was great being able to work with you on segmentation, targeting strategies, digital best practice and the most important – prioritisation! The team felt so energised and excited about the ideas after the session, and I look forward to seeing their plans – which I'll share with you soonest. We were still on a high when I chatted to the team earlier!"

Lane4 is a leader in the field of human performance. Their marketing team invited Karen to join them for a day of ideas, inspiration, and hands-on marketing plans.

Nina Michell, Xero UK

"I've been a fan of Karen's sketchnotes for a while now and was thrilled to be able to take part in a workshop she was running to help the team at Xero UK get started with sketchnoting. It's all about having the confidence to give it a go, and that's exactly what I got from the workshop. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it as a great team building and confidence building exercise."

Xero provide beautiful online accounting software. They invited Karen to Milton Keynes to explore sketchnoting as a visual element of marketing (and a fun exercise).

Paul Barnes, My Accountancy Place

"As an accountant, marketing doesn't come naturally to me. Therefore, one of the first things I did immediately after setting up my accountancy business was to build a relationship with someone who could educate and develop my marketing knowledge. Two years on, I am still working with Karen on an ongoing basis, and by means of webinars, events, and one on one conversations have benefited from Karen's expertise of the accounting industry. She covers the important elements of running effective marketing campaigns for accountants, and has been a wonderful mentor to me."

My Accountancy Place work exclusively with digital creatives in the Manchester area, and have attended multiple events at which Karen has spoken.

Ashley Driver, Xero UK

"This was a fantastic session demonstrating that the power of sketchnoting is that not everything needs to be written down, and you can express yourself through your own creativity! I loved actually taking time out of the working week to focus on something that allowed me to express myself! And was inspired to discover that although not many people think they're creative, after a short time in Karen's workshop you realise everybody is creative to some degree."

Xero provide beautiful online accounting software. Ashley works on the Xero Education team.

Laura Pelling, Lane4

"Karen talks about marketing with huge energy and enthusiasm which is very motivating. As well as contributing lots of creative ideas she shared a framework which helped us to rethink our approach.

She grasped our business situation quickly and tailored what she was saying to us. Karen has definitely helped us in developing our thinking as well as sharing her skills across the team."

is a leader in the field of human performance. Laura is the Commercial Director.

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