Karen Darke is very modest about what she has achieved since her accident. Her gentle manner means she is able to inspire and motivate others. Her can do approach is infectious. You touched many people and were simply inspirational.
Just meeting Karen Darke is an uplifting experience at a personal level, her passion and enthusiasm are bound to rub off on anyone who works with her. She is a natural communicator & coach, working equally effectively one to one, with small teams and in large group situations. I admire the way Karen has turned life changing personal difficulties into positive opportunities and ever stretching challenges. She changed her career from being a highly regarded technical specialist to becoming a coach, mentor and life long learning adviser and a champion for diversity in a very non-diverse multi national organisation.
I just wanted to offer my thanks for delivering what was an excellent speech and one which left myself and, judging by the comments afterwards, others, feeling in awe, motivated and inspired by your achievements.
I am writing to say a massive thank you for agreeing to speak at our conference dinner and for delivering one of the most inspirational and moving presentations I have ever heard - and I am not alone in thinking that! The feedback has been outstanding. Thank you so much and I hope that I will get the opportunity to hear you speak again and to see you compete in the Paralympics.
Just to say a big thank you - the team thought it was a great day and your presentation was extremely inspiring. You'll be pleased to hear following your visit everyone is going great guns, targets so far are being smashed, so we're climbing our mountain nicely. Thank you!
Karen's captivating story shines a bright light on the meaning of challenge, and on the limitless capabilities of the human spirit.
Thank you so much for contributing so much to the success of the conference. Your session 'Challenge or Obstacle?' provided exactly what we needed and frequent comments from delegate feedback was 'motivational'; 'hugely inspiring'; 'truly inspirational'. May I wish you success in your next challenge.
I started with your presentation by thinking “I wonder how this will relate to Human Resource Management?”, and ended it thinking “That's one of the most important and inspiring things I've ever heard”! My philosophy on training events and conferences is that if there is only one good thing I can take away from it, it will have been worthwhile. Your presentation was definitely the one thing that had a big impact on me, and I have been thinking about it ever since. I will definitely be using it at work from now on.