Speaking Opportunities

Karen S. Walch, Ph.D., is a highly experienced educator and consultant who brings insight to the areas of international negotiation, cultural competencies and global mindset. She has decades of experience in many business and academic contexts, including insurance, law, tourism, aquaculture, security studies, and MBA graduate education.


Dr. Walch has spoken and worked in over 40 countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, India, Japan, Spain, Israel, Germany, Russia, Brazil, and Mexico to deliver her noteworthy presentations. 

Available Speaking Topics

The Influential Leader: Negotiating For Maximum Impact
Style Shifting: Decoding How People Connect
for Success: Effective Preparation for Projects and Negotiations
Masters of Energy:  Harness Your Full Negotiation Power

Recent Speaking Experience

Webinar session April 21, 2021, "Agile Collaboration" with TDS/Stanford Health.  Workshop on overcoming barriers to collaboration and invisible preferences in teams.  

Live Session on March 24, 2021 "Quantum Negotiation and Collaboration:  Power With" with Sarah Schwab.  Session on shifting mindsets from "power over" to "power with".

Live Session on February 25, 2021 "Quantum Negotiation and Applied Improv as Mindfulness" with Briana Beveridge.  Session on applying mindfulness practices to negotiation preparation.

Live session on January 20, 2021 "Quantum Negotiation, Serious Play and Improv" with Dr. Camilla Jensen. Session on experiential application of improvisation in negotiation.

"Quantum Negotiation", video/podcast with American Negotiation Institute, Kwame Christian, October 2, 2020.

"Quantum Magic Monday Sessions", webinar presentations with Sirin Koprucu, Strategic Straits, April 20 and 27, 2020

"Tips for Negotiation Preparation", presentation to the Accounting and Finance Women's Alliance, Phoenix, AZ September 12, 2019.

"Negotiation Authors Roundtable" with Keld Jensen and Marty Latz, ASU, July 23, 2019.


"Global Leadership as Quantum Negotiators", Keynote for Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership team, Toykyo, Japan, July 9, 2019.

"Negotiation for Industry 4.0" Webinar with Sarah Schwab and Walter Arias  June 17, 2019 

"Partnership Negotiation: How to Be an Agent of Cultural Change Without Resorting to Domination Tactics",Panel speaking with Riane Eisler May  16, 2019 


"Quantum Negotiation" Panel speaking with Keld Jensen, ASU, March 28, 2019


"Quantum Negotiation" Panel speaking with Briana Beveridge of Your Beautiful Balance

January 23, 2019

"Tips for Managing Anxiety in Family Mediation: Neuroscience Perspective", MCAFM, September 25, 2018.


"Quantum Negotiation and Public Policy", Arizona Center for Civic Leadership Conference, September 22, 2018.


Trump/Putin Press Conference, PBS AZ, July 16, 2018, Paul Kinsinger

Dialogue with Negotiation Professor on Lessons Learned", Arizona Association of Conflict Resolution, May 19, 2018.

"Quantum Negotiation Book Launch, BBM Global Network/TuneIn Radio, bbmglobalnetwork.com December 13, 2017


"Quantum Negotiation and Responsive.org"  December 12, 2017 

"Quantum Negotiation and Transformational Leadership", BBM Global Network/TuneIn Radio, bbmglobalnetwork.com, June 28, 2017

"Quantum Negotiation:  Tools for Leadership Transformation", Transformational Leadership Forum, Phoenix, AZ.  June 20, 2017

"The Quantum Shift in Negotiations: Coaching from the Deal to the Dealmaker", International Coach Federation, Phoenix, AZ, May 20, 2017 (Anna Sokolova, co-presenter)

"Leadership and Cross Cultural Communication"

AZ-Mexico Commission, Tucson, AZ, March 24, 2017 (Anna Sokolova, co-presenter)

“Quantum Negotiation: Creating Optimal Value (or Navigating the Unseen)”, Association of Talent Development International Conference, Denver CO, May 22, 2016

“Developing Global Mindset”, Global HR Pharmaceutical, Lansdale, PA, April 21, 2016 (Sarah Schwab, co-presenter)

“Investing in a Global Mindset”, Global Investments firm, Teddington, UK, July 1, 2015

“Four Archetypes of Power Research Findings and Tips for Increasing Your Own Power", Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association webinar, December 10, 2015 (Robin Patino, co-presenter)

“Quantum Negotiation Coaching”, wsradio.com; Coaching Show:  International Coach Federation, December 2, 2015

“Cultural Orientations Approach: Realizing Strategic Performance in a VUCA World”, Training Management Center webinar, May 20, 2014; September 16, 2014, and October 6, 2015 (Joerg Schmitz and Lynne Putz, co-presenters), May 2015, Linkage Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

Thunderbird Alumni Association Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2014. 



"Are you Wired for Cross Cultural Negotiation Success?", National Contract Management Association Conference and International Forum in Denmark, 2014. 
"The Impact of Culture in Contract Negotiations", National Contract Management Association Conference - USA Space Exploration Program Evolution and Success, Arizona, 2014. 
"The CFO as Chief Negotiator", at Chief Financial Officer Alliance Conference, Arizona, 2013. 
Harvard Negotiation Leadership Conference, Boston, 2011. 
"Global Mindset and Trust in Global Negotiation", European Council on Trust, Spain, 2010. (Denis, Leclerc, co-presenter)

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