Karen Eber believes storytelling is one of the most impactful ways to shape culture, and engage people.

Why you should listen

As the CEO and Chief Storyteller of Eber Leadership Group, Karen Eber helps build curious and empathic leaders and teams, and healthy cultures. Determined to no longer make people sit through boring meetings, she also helps leaders learn the art of storytelling.

Karen first realized the power of storytelling at age five when telling her first story about her eyes turning two-different colors after eating crayons. Karen has used storytelling throughout her career to point out moments from everyday life to help leaders learn to respond vs. react. While a head of culture in a General Electric business, she used stories to connect 90,000 employees in 150 countries and as a way to reinforce what was encouraged or discouraged in the culture. She became known for “Make Waffles, not Spaghetti” and shed light on what happens when you drop your phone down an elevator shaft.

In addition to keynote speaking and consulting on Storytelling, Leadership, and Culture, Karen writes for major publications and often guest lectures at universities.