My name is Karissa Thomas, and I am the founder of The Good2Gre8 Group, an internationally recognized training and consulting firm. I have dedicated my career to developing leaders and entrepreneurs in schools and businesses around the world in the public, private, and education sector. I have spoken around the world from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Egypt, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Thailand, Greece, and the USA. I received my Executive MBA from The University of Texas Arlington. My undergraduate degree from Purchase College. I am completing my Doctors of Education from American College. I am a high energy, high impact speaker. I grew up in NYC and bring that East Coast heat to my presentations!
What to Expect
As one of the nation's progressive contemporary speakers, Karissa Thomas has a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand. She brings about a fresh new perspective for women in leadership, and bringing out the zeal within to do more than is expected.
►AS A SPEAKER – I empower, motivate, and connect to audiences in a rich meaningful way. Presenting in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas to name a few has enriched my talks to connect across cultures. I focus on leadership, attitude, mindset, professional woman, and entrepreneurship. I believe that we should have great leaders, great teams, great schools, and great work cultures. I present to small and large audiences and can customize my talks to fit company initiatives. I have spent over 13 years in the corporate sector championing the social and corporate responsibilities.
► I BELIEVE people continue to be the number one asset of any organization. People want to work in a great place, they want to have the right tools to get the job done, and real opportunities to develop and grow. Organizations need in-depth training on connectivity and responsiveness to keep the work culture engaged and continually performing.
► AS AN EDUCATOR – I understand the rewards and challenges of the classroom environment. The educational environment has changed and the needs of both the educator and the learner have evolved. The decision makers of the educational system have to be proactive in the needs of our changing classrooms and school environments.
► RADIO SHOW HOST - In addition to running and managing my own training and consulting firm, I also host a globally syndicated Radio Show called The LadyK Show, a talk radio show that highlights the journey of trendsetting entrepreneurs, specialists, and artists.
Karissa Thomas is an education and management strategist. She is the Executive Producer and Host of The Ladyk Radio Show. She is a success speaker, award winning author, and teacher's coach. She is a business teacher. Ms. Thomas spent over 10 years climbing the Corporate Ladder and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and information. She’s made tremendous waves in the industry as a leading lady! She’s carried her drive and commitment to success worldwide lecturing to distinguished audiences.
Ms. Thomas is the Founder of The Good2Gre8 Group. The Good2Gre8 Group provides specialized training's, workshops, and curriculum that continues to address the problem of today with our increasingly diverse classrooms filled with overwhelmed teachers struggling to help students with varying readiness levels. When tough time calls we need tough teachers and The Good2Gre8 Group build resilient teachers!
Classrooms aren't the only place where resilient leaders need to be born but as our talent pool becomes more diverse and our organizations calls for more innovation we need to work better as teams to maximize on our organization's diversity. Ms. Thomas consults with organizations to help their leadership team become more effective through effective communication through diversity.
Ms. Thomas has been featured in various articles for Identity Magazine. She’s a featured guest on E Health Radio discussing personal development strategies. She’s been featured on The Jenny Gallagher Show talking about intuition. Ms. Thomas is the Award winning author of Uncertainty to Confidence: A New Way of Living Your Life. Winning a Silver Medal for the Living Now Book Awards in 2011 for Personal Development. She is the author of Fool Proof: A Woman’s Guide to Self Love, Strength, and Relationships, and The Look of Success: A Guide for Wanting, Achieving, and Sustaining Overall Success in Your Life.
Ms. Thomas received her Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Bachelors from the State University of New York at Purchase College. Ms. Thomas speaks globally and she has a certificate in Asian Business Studies. She is currently, completing her Doctors of Education from American College of Education. She is a dynamic leader, entrepreneur, and savvy business woman. Her knack for leadership has pioneered her as the teacher's guru, teacher's coach, mentor, leading lady speaker, and friend. She is a New York City native!
Additional Booking Notes
Some presentations are assisted by PowerPoint.
Influences & Inspiration
Les Brown, Eric Thomas, Jim Rohn, Stephen Covey
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