Karen is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Air Force, and she is often asked to give presentations on key leadership tips she learned throughout her military career.
As a motivational speaker, Karen speaks on a variety of topics. She provides key leadership tips for success, along with strategic, organizational, and financial insights.
Some examples of speeches she’s given include:
- “Champion Leadership”
- “A Give Back Model for Business”
- “Honoring Our Veterans”
Karen is the founder of Fulfill Your Destiny, and any payments she receives from public speaking are donated directly to her non-profit organization.
To learn more about her motivational speaking, you can visit her website at fulfillyourdestiny.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a speaking engagement.
If you’re interested in owning her Amazon best seller “Plaintiff 101,” you can click here to order your copy today.
After serving in the Air Force for 20 years, a near-death experience in 2007 forced Karen Mertes to change her life.
She was hit by a drunk driver going over 100 mph and cracked her skull in two places. During her recovery process, she realized the importance of helping others.
“Out of pain comes our passion and we find our purpose,” she said.
Today she runs the grassroots organization Fulfill Your Destiny, which awards $1,000 grants to people who are going through a crisis.
“I look for people who have survived—whether it be a job layoff and then became an entrepreneur, or an injury, or some sort or illness.”
Now a motivational speaker, Karen has also written a book called “Plaintiff 101” to help raise money for her charity. The book provides answers for people pursuing personal injury lawsuits and gives inside information to help them save time and money.
“By choosing to be better, and not bitter, I’m able to reach and inspire a lot of people.”
For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:
Throwback to when The Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored Karen Mertes with the 2014 Spirit of Philanthropy award presented during their annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon at the A La Carte Pavilion. The Spirit of Philanthropy award is “presented to an individual, group or family that has recognized a charitable need and developed a unique approach to advancing philanthropy in the community. The award recipient exemplifies the spirit of giving above and beyond.”
Sharing from the National Philanthropy Day program, “National Philanthropy Day, officially celebrated on November 15, is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made in our lives, our communities and the world.”
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