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2022 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond is an author, lawyer, leadership coach and activist.

A Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, Karen has helped thousands of people around the world find purpose and meaning in their work. As a photographer, she traveled throughout Africa with the ONE Campaign and serves on the board for the Houston Coalition Against Hate.

Walrond and her work have been featured on PBS, Huffington Post, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her award-winning blog, Chookooloonks, is a lifestyle, inspiration and photography destination.

A sought-after speaker, Karen is the host of the highly rated podcast, The Make Light Show, the author of two books, The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy and The Beauty of Different, and a contributor to Disquiet Time and Expressive Photography. Karen, her husband and their daughter live in Houston, Texas.