I tell powerful stories

Tricia Karp Tricia Karp

Hello, I’m Tricia Karp. I tell stories and I help other people tell theirs.

I’m best known for helping women to discover their powerful voice, and own who they are and what they say and do.

My clients work with me to speak powerfully as public speakers and in presentations, media interviews, at work in the boardroom, meetings and conversations, and at home.

Many want to tell their stories to make a difference in the lives of others. Some want to better understand the story that’s theirs to live and breathe.

Some clients also ask me to craft their stories for them to help grow their businesses and brands, through speeches, articles, books, podcasts and videos.

You can find out more about me and everything I do right here.

 

24 October 2016

Powerful woman: I see you

To the woman who: Is sick of standing behind her man. I see you. Keeps quiet in meetings. I see you. Stays for the kids. I see you. Thinks she can’t. I see you.
Wants to be bold and own the stage and shrinks as soon as she sees the audience. I see you. To the woman who wants it to be different, who wants more peace and freedom: I see you. The program isn’t yours to live. Untie the shackles of nice, good, silent and small.

17 October 2016

Stop promoting yourself

I’m running a workshop for a room full of women who’ve been told and sold they need to get better at promoting themselves and having a more powerful presence if they want to climb that corporate ladder and have more “success”. I get to the part about promoting themselves and the women say this: I feel so uncomfortable promoting myself / I don’t want to appear up myself / I can’t stand the way I see the men in my office do it / What will people think of me going on about how great I am? / Who am I to stand up and say such things? / Can we just skip this part? These comments are coming from the mouths of Programmed Women. They are not coming from these women’s true voices. It’s like a case of very bad lip-synching on a cheap music video.

21 September 2016

Let’s dump the notion of nice, easy, difficult and high maintenance

As I continue to navigate the complexities of a new living arrangement, between three people with three different surnames, and behaviour that matches those complexities and certainly isn’t nice, and is pushing my buttons big time and sometimes leaves me in tears when she’s not around, I hear myself say words like this: She’s high maintenance. She’s difficult. She needs to learn to manage her emotions. I started to wonder if those words were even mine. As in, deep down truly my words. They felt heavy and cringe-worthy in a I-can’t-believe-I-just-said-that kind of way. I wondered whether I’d swallowed those cutting words long before I can remember and they seemingly became mine after years of conditioning about how women should behave to make everyone else’s life easier.

What I'm learning about being a woman trying to speak powerfully. The whole truth and nothing but. I promise.

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