Meet Dr. Karen Keller, and the Art of Influence

Karen Keller, Ph.D., founder and CEO of the Keller Influence Institute™, is a leading influence mastery expert working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to increase their influence potential and share in the marketplace. The Keller Influence Institute™ provides consulting, training, and coaching to executives, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs in business and organizations.  A former clinical psychologist and a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation, Dr. Keller has spent more than 20 years researching, writing, and training on the art of influence. She specializes in human nature and its impact on behavior, relationships, culture, and organizational change.

Dr. Keller is the creator of the Keller Influence Indicator® (KII®) – referred to as the “Fitbit®” of Influence” by Mary Foley, former AOL Head of Corporate Training – which is the only scientifically validated and reliable method for the testing, analysis, and evaluation of a person’s influence potential. “The KII® is the foundational tool of the Keller Influence Institute™. The Keller Influence Institute is developing groundbreaking new works designed to address culture, change, team, and leadership behavior in the workplace.”

Being influential is so much better – and easier – than just making people do what you want.
Dr. Karen Keller

Most recently, Dr. Keller authored the Amazon #1 Best Seller Influence: What’s the Missing Piece? which identifies the most sought after characteristics of the influential person called the Seven Influence Traits®: confidence, commitment, courage, passion, empowering, trustworthiness, and likeability. These Influence Traits® are the key indicators of success in the Five Organizational Competencies™: leadership, communication, team effectiveness, strategy and solutions, and execution and evaluation. In the book, readers come to realize the partnership between the organization and its employees is at the core of success for everyone.

Dr. Keller is passionate about empowering people to experience new heights in their careers, business, and personal life by developing their innate capacity and potential to create a more influential presence in any environment they enter. Her clients come from the technology, banking, legal, medical, retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries.

Dr. Keller facilitates training, workshops, provides keynotes, and works privately with clients, in addition to certifying coaches and consultants who utilize the KII® Assessment and programs. Dr. Keller sees building Influence Potential as a process organizations CAN USE to reach and exceed their business goals by being influential.

The Keller Influence Institute™ provides tools and programs that change how people and organizations live through building a strong influence presence. Dr. Keller believes in the power of data. Her purpose is to help people lead productive, healthy, and happy lives by becoming aware of the power they have to become more influential in their work, relationships, and communities.

Find out more about the Keller Influence Indicator® (KII®) or learn about the Seven Influence Traits®.

Hear from Dr. Keller throughout the month on her blog InfluenceShift and follow her on Twitter: @KarenKeller.

Karen is simply someone who understands people and business.  She is someone I consider the very best in her field of expertise.  She anticipates the objective and listens well ... truly wants to bring significant value to the game.
Tobias Buck
Founder, Chairman, President, CEO, Paragon Medical Inc.
Using Karen's strategies and materials helped my transition to a new company as a department manager then securing a VP position in an international company with annual sales of 1.3 billion.
Steve Miller
Global VP Supply Chain Management Wabash National Inc.
Karen is an enthusiastic, insightful speaker who delivers thought-provoking and relevant material that is certain to successfully influence both your personal and professional relationships.
Charles J. Vandenberg
PGA Master Professional, Two-time National PGA Teacher of the Year Finalist