Karin has a rare combination of both being extremely knowledgeable and also having the ability to teach that knowledge in an effective and caring way. When I started working with Karin, I had almost no experience and was preparing for a presentation at a conference in front of 5,000 people, where I would share the stage with speakers like Tony Robbins, Ryan Holiday, and Russell Brunson.
On top of having very little experience as a speaker, I’m also an introvert and tend to get anxious, so needless to say, I was very nervous about the presentation.
But Karin immediately helped me feel at ease by breaking down tasks one at time. She expertly guided me through things like honing in on my core message, writing a memorable start and end, using body language effectively, and breathing in a way that calmed me and kept me centered.
I would recommend Karin to anyone who is looking for expert guidance for creating and performing a great presentation.
I am pleased to endorse Karin Knipphals as a professional corporate trainer and facilitator.
Karin was a subcontracted trainer with MHN from July 2016 - January 2019.
During this time, Karin facilitated numerous training sessions for several of our client organizations. Karin consistently received high scores on participant evaluations and was highly regarded by our clients. She averaged ratings of 4.6 on a scale of 1-5 (5 being excellent).
Karin has subject matter expertise in several areas relevant to today’s work environments including: Workplace Respect and Civility, Sex Harassment, Teambuilding, Managing Stress, Enhancing Interpersonal Awareness, Resolving Conflict, Compassion Fatigue, Communication and Performance Management.
Karin was always pleasant to work with and the Training team appreciated her flexibility, professionalism and responsiveness to our client needs during the training coordination process.
I can wholeheartedly endorse Karin for delivering training and consulting services to enhance workplace productivity, engagement and business success.
Manager, Training & Development
Karin not only has credentials to make anyone honor her expertise, but more importantly, she has highly-honed people skills. Karin has the knowledge of what makes a presenter great in their individualized unique way, paired with the wisdom of how to express that knowledge in a manner that is digestible and easily absorbed. From the very start of a presentation, helping clarify the message, to picking the relevant material to stay on one's chosen track, to the subtle nuances the body language expresses, Karin has the patience and strength-based manner of delivery, that when working with her, the time flies; but the information, those vital tidbits and takeaways, remain in memory. I found her skills indispensable when working on my presentation. I highly recommend working with Karin. I know I will again!
Suzanne Alfandari, MFT
We have chosen Ms. Knipphals to coach and train our entire IT Management Team with the aim to develop better and situation-specific presentation and communication skills. Ms. Knipphals´ engagement has proven to be a great investment and we were especially pleased with the way she transferred the general briefing into very unique sessions and exercises tuned towards the special needs of each manager. Further regular and efficient feedback sessions with myself helped to keep all activities constantly in sync with recent experiences and upcoming challenges for each team-member. Our Team reached 'a next level' with the help and support of Mrs. Knipphals and we recommend her to anybody who is willing to open-up and develop more adaptive and target-oriented communication skills.
Corporate VP Process Consulting & IT Architecture
Henkel AG & Co KGaA
Every time I work with Ms Knipphals, I am inspired, my horizon is broadened and I´m feeling stronger for my every day life as well as my work. The offered methodology works surprisingly well and enable me to try other team positions and point of views. I feel that a couple of coaching appointments in a row are especially successful for me to accompany me in my evolvement and to effectively establish new ways of thinking.
I have worked with Ms Knipphals for a period of 12 months during 2001 and 2002. She provided coaching in the area of speech and presentation skills. I found her techniques to be very useful and effective. Ms Kniphals added much value to my personal development in terms of managing stressful situations and making positive impact in leadership. I would highly recommend her.
…thank you very much fort he inspiring, intensive and competent Coaching. I experienced your comments, inputs and deepening questions as very helpful.
You supported me in a very professional way without any Guru attitude which to me felt rather pleasant. Your competent and unerring comments made me think. The right balance between encouragement and challenge lead to changing a few switches in my mind which has a sustainable effect...
PCA-Head of Global Architecture
Henkel Information Technology
I was very satisfied with the coaching sessions that I received from Karin. We were able to sit down at the beginning and tailor the sessions around the areas where I most wanted to see improvement. Karin's style is very open and her feedback is positively constructive, which makes the sessions safe to try new things and not worry about mistakes. The sessions around voice modulation, presentation techniques, and breathing were all very helpful and I was able to see significant progress over the course of our sessions together. I would recommend Karin to anyone who is looking to improve their presentation or public speaking skills.
Henkel Adhesive Industries
Through the speech training with Ms. Knipphals, I achieved a sustainable improvement in the areas of communication, image work and my style of performance. With the help of an individual training plan and the application of diverse methodology all of these contents were taught in a very good way. I regard Ms. Knipphals as a highly confident coach. Every session was successful. I really had great fun working with her and the results are very convincing.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
FI - Information Technology / Process Consulting