Powerful Speaking for Powerful Women

Tricia Karp

Piercing, Powerful, Dynamic, Humble, Passionate, Inspiring, Provocative, Compelling...

They're the words most frequently used by people who've sat in my audiences


Pre-pandemic I spoke a lot, although not nearly as often as I did in my first year of business (50 gigs in one year was intense – and, a firm foundation for building my new business).

I’m more selective these days, always with the intention of giving my best to the audiences who will benefit most from what I have to offer.

My presentations are story-driven, with connection and powerful speaking at their heart. The topics I love to speak about are the power of women’s voices, and how to be the kind of leading woman our world desperately needs.

I’m known for my engaging style. I’m also known for not using slides. If you have an expectation that slides should be included in a presentation I’m not the speaker for you.

Amidst the feedback I’ve received from many different events, this is what speaks to me most of all and best reflects what people say:

Tricia has a piercing style. She’s a compelling example of a kind of Ghandi-esque quiet force

Marcus Crow, Founder 10,000 Hours

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More rave reviews from my audiences…

Tricia is a dynamic and humble speaker. I was so inspired during her talk that I hung off every word.

Josephine Evans, Principal, JPE Design

Tricia Karp was the guest speaker at a YWCA of Adelaide young women’s leadership networking event sharing her wisdom on communicating with confidence. Tricia captivates her audience, clearly communicates her message, inspires and informs. There is a healthy balance between passion and compassion in Tricia’s communication, and most importantly for our organisation, she is genuine. It is evident there is a deep level of experience that shines through in Tricia’s knowledge and she is generous in her sharing of stories and committed to improving the confidence and strengthening the voices of as many women as possible. Tricia clearly loves her work and deeply believes in what she is doing and this radiates from her and touches everyone in a room when she is speaking.

Chelsea Lewis, Communications Manager, YWCA of Adelaide

I have seen Tricia present on a number of occasions and what always strikes me is her passion in addressing women to engage in communicating effectively and her warmth and the authentic self she brings to her presenting. I always come away feeling that Tricia isn’t just doing this for a job, it’s who she is. Her ability to engage with audiences from a large range of backgrounds from young women to those already established in their careers and lives is always couched in a genuine respect for the listener and a generosity that is contagious. Tricia doesn’t just make you think she is approachable, she darn well makes sure that you know she is.

Jody Anderson, Training Officer

I’ve only known Tricia for a short time but the things that Tricia has taught me are going to be with me for life. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tricia and listening to her speak about the confidence women need when speaking. The lessons that I have learnt has made me a more confident speaker especially when speaking to stakeholders whether they are men or women. I have given myself “Permission to Speak”. Thank you Tricia, you’re inspirational.

Wendy Looi-Penhall, Business Development Manager

Tricia Karp is a remarkably inspiring woman and it was with such pleasure that I was able to listen to her presentation. This has helped me regain back the energy and enthusiasm to help assist me with not only my job role, but also within my own personal life.

Kathryn Graves, Relationship Manager, Westpac

Tricia is great to work with as an MC and incredibly professional, taking on board all our ideas and plans for the Congress this year, and what we needed from the MC. Tricia has a natural rapport with the speakers putting them at ease and getting them to open up. She exudes warmth and approachability in her presenting style. Our Congress was extremely well reviewed by delegates. Tricia’s professional as MC contributed to the success of the event by bringing all the elements together and providing a seamless flow to the event, thank you Tricia!

Rachel Bakker, Conference Producer at CPA Australia


A selection of my previous speaking and MC engagements

CPA Congress

CPA Women’s lunch

Get On Board Australia: Powerful Presence

Women In Leadership Summit – Chair

Women Chiefs of Enterprise International, Sydney: Media Talk book launch

Busy Leaders Breakfast Series: Powerful Presentations

Behind Closed Doors: Powerful Presence

Australian Corporate Lawyers Association: Managing Your Personal Brand

Behind Closed Doors: Confronting Conversations & Exercising Influence

Australian Human Resources Institute Leadership Conference: Inflated Men & Deflated Women – Creating a Culture of Connection

Edge Recruitment: MC at Fabulous Women in Property Luncheon

Insight Group: Boost Your Business with Public Speaking

UniSA Women’s Professional Development Network: Communication Mistakes Women Make

Uniting Communities: MC at Lifeline’s 50th Birthday

Flinders University: Powerful Presentations

National Association of Women in Construction: Permission to Speak Powerfully

Our SA: How To Be An Amazing Networker & The Art of Connection

Arbonne: Powerful Speaking Secrets

YWCA: Communicating with Influence

Hughes PR: The Art of Connection – Deepening Dimensions of Influencing Public Opinion

The Management & Research Centre: Confronting Conversations