Whether she’s in the boardroom or the water, Karen Furneaux bring her Olympic spirit and tenacity to everything she does. She is a three-time Olympic sprint kayaker, two-time world champion, gold-medalist, author, International public speaker, and the CEO of I Promise Performance.
After three medal-earning Olympic tours in 00’, 04’, and 08’, Karen transitioned herself from a top-tier athlete to a top-tier (and highly sought-after) motivational speaker. Since 2010, Karen, via her company I Promise Performance, has been energizing audiences and rescuing businesses with her P.O.W.E.R. UP programs aimed at enhancing team performance, reinvigorating work culture, and increasing employee engagement and motivation.
Her book, Strong Beauty, chronicles her journey to “harness the POWER of self-belief and appreciate the beauty in us all”. Packed with insight and practical how-tos, Strong Beauty, is the perfect read for anyone looking to develop their leadership skills and “POWER UP” their inner winner.