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Member Spotlight: Dr. Karen Hardy

The Art of SuccessDr. Karen HardyTAA member Dr. Karen Hardy is Managing Director at the Academy of Risk Management Educators and Coaches. She has written four books, including most recently, Mastering the Art of Success, co-authored with Jack Canfield, creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Her previous titles include Enterprise Risk Management: A Guide for Government Professionals, which won the 2017 TAA Most Promising New Textbook Award; Building Self-Leaders: A Model Training Program for Public Sector Employees, and Destiny, Dreams & Decisions: Empowering Women for Success.

What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on an online Certificate Course that will educate Industry Professionals on how Public Service leaders manage organizational and program performance through risk management skills. Every industry has risk and individuals in these fields need to understand what it is and how beneficial education around this topic can be to them.

Share a recent accomplishment.

I just went to Hollywood, California where I received an award from the National Academy of Best Selling Authors. Walking the red carpet was amazing.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?

My favorite writing strategy and tip is to always focus on the outcome and not so much the input, though that is important too.

What is your best TAA experience so far?
Attending my first conference in 2017 and actually winning TAA’s Most Promising New Textbook Award from peers in the academic community. It was a very memorable moment that has motivated me to build upon my craft.