CSP, The Influence Expert, Bestselling Author, Managing Director of Influence Solutions

Core expertise:
  • Influence: Win People Over

  • The Opportunity of Change

  • Influential Leadership - Leading through Change and Disruption

  • Influential HR Business Partnering


Karen Leong is a sought-after keynote speaker and influence thought leader. A TEDx speaker, and the author of the book ‘Win People Over’, she was featured as one of the ten influential professional speakers in Singapore by the Singapore Business Review. Karen is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned international recognition of platform competence. Karen was also honoured with the Women Icons Award 2017 by the Business Excellence and Research group. A regular feature on television, radio and print, Karen is on Channel News Asia’s panel as an Influence and Body Language expert; notably she analysed the last US Presidential Debates “live” in the studio.


Karen is the co-founder of Influence Solutions, a leading learning and development organization, headquartered in Singapore with offices in India, USA, Europe and Africa.  She has been profiled on Channel U’s CEO series and in the media as one of the “10 Fearless Singaporean entrepreneurs who made it happen”. In leading organizational development projects, Karen builds upon her decade long corporate career specializing in audit, consulting and IPO projects with KPMG in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

KAREN'S KeyNote:

Activate the Influencer Within

In today’s fast-changing and competitive business environment, inspiring leaders and empowered teams, equipped with the skills to influence effectively, achieve better business results.


Organizations that develop influencers boost performance and engagement.


Karen’s keynotes spark key insights that transform behaviour and create sustainable change. Leveraging on the Influence 247 system detailed in her best-selling book – Win People Over – 75 Simple and Powerful Ways to Influence Anyone, and her Influence 247 profiling tool, Karen distills practical insights that benefit executives across all levels and functions.


Karen’s message resonates strongly with organisations who wish to leverage influencing skills to transform mindsets and attitudes. The ability to influence nurtures leaders who inspire action and bring out the best in their teams; creates buy-in for change initiatives and infuses people with the confidence to embrace change. This also leads to increased collaboration, trust and positive relationships.


Organisations engage Karen as a keynote speaker to set their people up for success. Her engaging style embedded with humour, leaves the audience with crucial realisations, simple actions to bring these into their work-life and the motivation to act on them.


Karen delivered one of the most engaging keynote lectures on change management I have ever seen. She involved the audience extensively. Her messages, like her visuals, were clear and the feedback from the audience afterwards was overwhelmingly positive. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough if you have a need for a keynote speaker to talk about change and attitudes to change.

- Alan McDougall, Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs, Asia Oceania Region, Astellas Pharma Inc

Karen has the ability to bring practical actions to the forefront of your thinking. She has enabled many ‘ah-ha!’ moments.

- Jennifer HewitGroup CTO, Credit Suisse

Connect with Karen on Social Media:
  • Website
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

Follow Us:

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White YouTube Icon

PrimeTime Business and Professional Women's Association
c/o SCWO, 96 Waterloo Street

Singapore 187967