Dr. Karren D. Todd

The Success Architect

In person -$5,000 - $10,000 Virtual $5,000

Learn more about what makes
Dr. Karren D. Todd

Colorful – Competent – Creative – Captivating


  • Maximizing Your “Success “Potential

    Understanding your “success potential” will help catapult you to in life and your career.  Potential is the capability of being or becoming greater than where are. Maximizing your skills, knowledge, and performance, will help you to achieve your goals both personally and professionally.  In the session, Dr. Karren teaches you how to unlock your potential by providing you with the building blocks to success.

    This session focuses on levels of self and social awareness to explore ways to unlock tomorrow’s potential today.

    After completing this session, the attendee will be able to:

    • Describe ways to move their potential from untapped to unlocked
    • Identify barriers that delay their progress
    • Evaluate and develop their inner circle to support their purpose instead of their present
    • Embrace the role of resistance in growth
    • Conduct Life Level checks to track and accelerate their progress
  • You Are Standing in the Way of your Success

    “Get out of your way”. Yes, you can be the person blocking your own success.  It’s the mental blocks and your critical inner voice, that is in the way of your effortless flow of creativity, action and ultimately your success.  Dr. Karren helps you to break these negative cycles and get rid of the fear that holds you back from your personal and professional success.  In this session, she gives you techniques through the M.O.V.E. model that propels you toward your destiny.

    After completing this session, the attendee will be able to:

    • Recall key steps to overcome self-defeating behavior
    • Identify behaviors related to the Imposter Syndrome
    • Access and address the mental block of Limiting Beliefs
    • Develop positive self-talk habits to break the cycle of comparison
  • How Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Defines your Success

    Emotional Intelligence is more important than ever. While the workforce is still dealing with the stress and social isolation associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, what we need and expect of our leaders has forever changed. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage emotions and the emotions of others. While IQ and traditional management skills are still essential, a greater degree of EQ is necessary to nurture and motivate individuals and teams. Dr. Karren guides you through the key elements of EQ and IQ to help you achieve greater success.

    This session discusses the skills of Emotional Intelligence and how they are incorporated into your personal and professional life.

    After completing this session, the attendee will be able to:

    • Describe and discuss the Four EQ Quadrants
    • Manage verbal and non-verbal communication skills
    • Articulate the language of your emotions
    • Apply specific tools to regulate emotions
    • Understand emotions and how to manage them in the workplace



Speaking Demo

Dr. Karren D. Todd is a dynamic speaker, powerful motivator, author and certified professional coach.  After serving 15 years in full-time ministry, with eight years as Senior Associate Pastor, Karren shifted to serving God as the Executive Director of POWER Ministries, Inc and CEO of Empowerment Coaching and Consulting. Karren supports clients in ministry and in the marketplace through individual and group coaching, workshops, pastoral counseling and church consulting. Some of her corporate clients/keynotes have included FedEx, Regional One Health, Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Shelby County Schools and the City of Memphis.  

Dr. Karren’s impact in the community is widespread. Through Power Ministries, Inc. she has launched two major initiatives: Project STAND and Higher Learning. Project STAND raises resources and awareness for Domestic Violence Survivors in the Greater Memphis Area. Since 2014, this event has donated thousands of dollars to “boots on the ground” efforts to support women and men who have survived and are surviving domestic violence. The Higher Learning initiative prepares young ladies to be productive in their schools and communities encouraging them through workshops and learning immersions to THINK and DREAM HIGHER!  

Dr. Karren is a published author with 2 of her books landing on Amazon and Kindle’s Best-Selling lists. She has received many honors including TSD’s Women of Excellence, Female Pastor of the Year and the Dress for Success Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. Karren has serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Memphis, the Memphis Urban League Guild and is an Executive Committee member for the Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis. She has served as a Clergy Coach for the Clergy Coaching Network and hosted a weekly radio show called SOAR with Coach Karren. Karren is also a member of the Junior League of Memphis and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.   

Dr. Karren recently completed a Chaplain Residency with Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare and is currently serving as the Director of the House of Black Church Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling. 



  • Radio Show Host: SOAR with Coach Karren
  • Co-Host: Mary Beth Conley Radio Show
  • Featured on Good Morning Memphis, Local Memphis Morning Show, Live at 9 and other local tv, radio and podcast shows


• Agape Award for Community Service
• Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
• Female Pastor of the Year
• Kindle Award for Community Advocacy
• Tri-State Defender’s Women of Excellence TSD



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