Shari Karney's Turning Trauma Into Triumph--The Gift keynote is teaching audiences around the world how to turn their trauma into triumph and that by doing so, they will uncover their greatest gift hidden in their greatest trauma.
No matter how challenging your difficulties may seem, everyone has the ability to overcome; Shari will show you how.
She asks audiences: "Is it a set-back or a starting point?"
Shari has turned pain into a positive learning experience. She is a warm-hearted agent of change with a riveting message.
Karney is a survivor of childhood abuse who went from being a victim, to championing the rights for all survivors by pioneering legislation that changed the laws across the United States. Shari's story is so fascinating that a television movie was made about her life, "Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story." Twelve million viewers in the United States and eighteen million viewers world wide, watched Shari's captivating story.
Crowds are spellbound as Shari chronicles her life experiences and relates her emotions to each individual group, personally and in a heart felt manner. Karney's accomplishments as an attorney and television personality speak for themselves, but she believes it's a part of her mission to show others they're capable of achieving greatness in their lives as well.
As an attorney, Karney went to jail protecting the rights of an abused child. Shari first represented abused children, then went on to represent abused teenagers and finally, adults sexually abused as children. She lost every single case her first two years and most her third and fourth year, but she wouldn't quit. Karney managed to overcome great hurdles and eventually she was able to help change the law in California and then nationwide, so that now, sexual abuse survivors have rights.
Mixing humor and hard truths, Shari understands what it takes to teach any audience to persevere, even when you're hit with setbacks. Each of us has our own unique gift that we bring to this lifetime. Shari will show you how to uncover your greatest gift. Hearing Shari may be what finally makes you be who you were meant to be!
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J. Lopes, SBA Speakers Program Coordinator
Loyola Law School
Shari's combination of realness, humility, and passion make her an irresistibly engaging speaker. I've been part of hundreds of law school and university events in my career. None - none - of the speakers had the impact or enthusiasm of Shari Karney. It is an honor to recommend her.
San Diego Center for Children
Shari Karney From Trauma to Triumph
You got the feeling that Shari was speaking from her heart, which really connected with people. She gracefully tied our mission, cause and children into her presentation---and she made very obvious her belief in our program and work, which touched everyone in the room! This was by far the BEST event we've had and Shari was in large part responsible for this outcome.
Greenleaf Center Program Coordinator
...There were times during Shari's presentation when you could hear a pin drop--everyone was mesmerized by Shari's message... Shari keynoted our event and spoke to 5,000 attendees at our annual conference. Several of our State Senators in Chattanooga dropped by to hear Shari speak, as well as well as representatives from the Governor's Office. Shari's "The Gift...Turning Trauma into Triumph" and her message of determination, positive attitude, overcoming adversity resonated with each person in the room. Everyone was touched and inspired to find his or her own gift. Her storytelling was spellbinding.
National Gay Rights Association
Shari spent a lot of time with us prior to our big yearly fund-raising event to get to know our business and understand the unique challenges we face. She wove this understanding into her presentation. That's the beauty of Shari's message: she challenges your perspective about adversity in a way that makes you feel you can conquer anything - just like she did.
Founder, Chairman, and CEO — ChildHelp USA
Shari spent several hours with children who had suffered child abuse...we quickly found out Shari is much more than a 'motivational speaker'...she is a 'life changer.' It was our honor to present to Shari our "Appeal for Love" Award. Everyone in the room was forever changed because of Shari's incomparable inspiration!
Arter & Hadden, LLP
When our law firm held its national leadership conference, it was critical to us to have a speaker who would inspire our participants, and on that score Shari was off the charts. Shari and her message connected with every single person in the room.
Kay Cole, Previews Estates
Shari's "The Gift" message of determination, positive attitude, overcoming adversity resonated with each person in the room. Everyone was touched and inspired to achieve!