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So, Karli, What Do You Do?

Hi, my name is Karli Sherman, and I’m a Speaker and Leadership Coach!

Without fail, when someone asks me what I do for a living, I get the same response. It sounds something like this…

“So you’re a speaker, leadership coach, and executive coach … what’s the difference between those things? What do you speak or coach about?”

This is a very reasonable question because there are different kinds of speakers and coaches.

All of these are valid and important...just different!

So what does Karli do?

I do professional development training.

I deliver training on a variety of topics all related to helping professionals level up as leaders/employees/managers/volunteers/family members/citizens.

I deliver training on topics including (but not limited to):

  • Conflict management

  • Courageous leadership

  • Public speaking skills

  • Networking

  • Teambuilding

  • and Personality Typologies

How does Karli teach professional development?

I deliver that training in a variety of ways.

For me, the terms I list in my job title mainly refer to the difference in how I deliver my professional development lessons based on the number of people.

Individual and small group = coaching sessions (re: executive coaching)

Medium-sized groups = workshops (re: leadership coaching)

Large groups = keynote presentation (re: speaker)

My subject matter and learning objectives don’t drastically change.

The way I deliver that subject matter and the process for achieving the learning objectives is what changes.

Other words I use to describe what I do are educator and consultant.

Both are very accurate job titles, but I use them less because of social and professional connotations. “Educator” is more commonly associated with “teacher” and “consultant” is often associated with “business consultant” which is what a business coach does.

And I’m not a school teacher.

I’m not a business coach.

I’m not a life coach.

And I’m not a motivational speaker.

Those are all tangentially related to what I do, they are like cousins to my field of professional development. But they are distinct.

And not what I specialize in.

Who does Karli speak to?

I work with companies, campuses, nonprofits, and individuals to enhance team communication and professional skills, and create better human connections.

I also specialize in women’s groups and collegiate groups!

I have worked with:

  • Office staffs

  • Corporate executive teams

  • Non-profit boards

  • Civic leadership groups

  • Volunteer organizations

  • Fraternities and sororities

  • Professional associations

  • College student organizations

  • Executive boards

  • Colleges and universities

  • National/regional conferences

I have coached:

  • C-suite executives

  • Directors of nonprofits

  • Presidents of leadership organizations

  • Local and state pageant queens

  • Leaders transitioning into new roles

  • Families and couples deepening their relationships

What else does Karli do?

I also do things that are not listed in my umbrella job title like pageant coaching, emceeing, and officiating weddings!

These all directly employ a lot of the same skills and expertise I use in the facilitation of my workshops. But because of their specificity in scope, I choose not to include those in my main job title.

That would be like someone saying they are a “parade organizer, a concert producer, and a wedding planner” instead of saying “event manager.”

It’s just easier to go with the umbrella title rather than name too many specifics, right?

Check out my most requested workshop topics here to see descriptions of some of my favorite sessions!

Ready to get started?

Every team has opportunities to improve its culture, communication, and team dynamics.

That is what I specialize in. We can work together to determine which of my workshops is the best fit for your goals OR we can work together to create a custom workshop, specifically with your team in mind.

Take the first step toward excellence! Schedule a FREE Consultation with me to learn more about what I do and how I can help you and/or your team level up and grow.

Stay Excellent,

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About Karli

As the owner of Karli Sherman Productions, I am a professional speaker, leadership coach, and executive coach. I help companies, campuses, and individuals to level up and grow through professional development workshops, intensive coaching, and keynote presentations.

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