Spoken Words

People learn in a variety of different ways:  spatial, linguistic, kinesthetic, mathematic. For those who prefer spoken words . . . here’s how you can hear mine:

I understand that every client is unique.  I also understand that the challenges you face, although universal in nature, are as different as and influenced by, the fingerprints in your organization.  That’s why every solution I deliver also is unique – tailored to your specific audience, your specific challenges, and your specific objectives.


I specialize in showing individuals, teams, and organizations how to move through change. I help every workshop participant understand the emotions and pitfalls around change and, most important, harness change as a substantial competitive advantage – individually and for their organization.

Every workshop I deliver is high energy and highly engaging. There is no role play or chintzy games. I consider every participant an adult . . . and I I treat them that way. There is no condescension, preaching or sugar coating. There is just adult-to-adult straight talk about the real world and what you can do to better survive and thrive in it.

Workshop formats:

  • Full day (6 hours)
  • Half day (4 hours)
  • 2 days

Workshop topics:

  • The New Reality
  • The New Reality Booster
  • Leadership in the New Reality
  • Meeting Mechanics and Problem Solving
  • Team Development
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Keynote Addresses

Need a dynamic speaker for a group, conference, or convention? Look no further. I’ve delivered high-energy keynotes for companies, associations, groups, and governments all over the world – from 50 to 5000, from the east coast to the west coast . . . on 5 continents.

Keynote addresses can be customized to your event.  Please contact me regarding availability.

Others’ Words About Karl’s Workshops and Keynotes

“Karl and VisionQuest have made a huge impact in both organizations where we worked together.  The New Reality workshops that Karl facilitated helped us move our business strategy forward. Our employees use these concepts on the job regularly.  I highly recommend Karl and his organization.”
–Amy Meyer, Adams Media (hired Karl more than once as to help create a more Change Adaptive organizational culture)

“Karl is a fantastic motivational speaker that has become a true friend and mentor.  I attended a New Reality session in 2007 and was positively shocked back into “reality” as Karl shared a common sense approach to dealing with change.  His entertaining and inspirational session truly hit home!  Whether you’re a change agent or impacted by all the change around you, I highly recommend attending a New Reality session.  It’s well worth the time investment . . . and getting to know Karl is just an added bonus.”
–Candy Irven (hired Karl as career coach)

“Karl Schoemer recently presented his New Reality workshop to a group of my senior leaders and he knocked our socks off and exceeded my expectations across the board. Karl has the unique ability to make each individual in the room confront their own ability to deal with and support change in the organization.  He does this by articulately providing real life examples that most all can relate to and then makes them realize just how much of our current personal behavior is counterproductive.  He hones in on the sources of resistance to change and is direct about how he feels organizations should hold themselves accountable for making change happen.  I told my group, at the end of the day that I thought this may have been the most important 4 hours of our time working at Harrison Medical Center.  I would highly recommend The New Reality concepts and Karl Schoemer to anyone ready to face the realities of change.”
–Scott Bosch, President & CEO, Harrison Medical Center (hired Karl to address his Board and Senior Leadership team)