Karen MillsapKaren Millsap became a widow at 29 when her husband was tragically murdered while teaching his CrossFit class. After losing most of her support network and experiencing a domino effect of other losses, Karen recognized the overall lack of assistance in our society for grieving people.

This realization ignited Karen’s desire to launch The Grief Consultant, a company that offers leadership development workshops and strategic reinforcement programs targeting emotional awareness. Grief is ever present across the nation and around the world, from the death of loved ones, to life-altering illnesses, divorce – even job loss.

In addition to the workshops offered through her company, Karen speaks at conferences nationwide and hosts community events to teach how everyone can put compassion into action – and why it’s important we don’t stand idle in the face of each other’s struggles. She has designed practical tools that, when combined with her inspirational story and magnetic personality, fortify unity and uplift humanity.

Karen has been featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Good Morning Washington and various news outlets. She’s also been featured by SHRM Magazine and is a regular contributor to the international online magazine, Richtopia.