Karen Jenkins Podcast


Empower Through Synergy Leadership

Karen Jenkins Ep. 113 - Karen Jenkins is a Black female entrepreneur with snergy leadership! Did you know that the energy you bring into a room is the energy you receive? It is therefore important to build positive energy for you and your team members to engage them and make them understand their roles. Karen Jenkins leads KRJ Consulting clients to experience growth through her guiding concept of synergy leadership. With synergy leadership, Jenkins develops confident leaders who engage, enlighten and empower their teams. Jenkins believes synergy leadership includes igniting action through synergy and transforming energy into action. She reaches hundreds of people through KRJ Consulting by sharing her wealth of knowledge in a practical approach and consistently strives to inspire people and businesses with continuous education.

Top Takeaways:

    • Learn why the energy you bring into a room dictates the kind of response you receive
    • The importance of getting team members to know their 'why' and that of the company
    • The power of love in empowering people to be the best versions of themselves in whatever they do
    • How to find your purpose in giving to the world and not taking for yourself
    • Identify what your core values are and make decisions aligning with them

Learn the power of having personal core values that help you in making the right decision in your life.

"Understanding your why will change your life." -Karen R. Jenkins

Karen Jenkins is the president and CEO of KRJ Consulting, a full-service consulting firm providing companies and their employees with the skills and resources to become more committed to their performance, empowered to effect change and be prepared for the journey ahead. Karen is a recognized speaker, author, and leadership consultant with over 30 years of experience where she's been equipping executives with the necessary tools to create result-driven organizational change.

In her first book, Nobody Told Me: Credit and Debt Management Strategies for Building Wealth, you'll learn the 411 on understanding your credit score and how to improve it. You'll also learn the basics steps to get out of and stay out of debt. It's not always how much money you make it's all about how much money you get to keep. If you feel overwhelmed by debt, concerned about your credit score, this is the book for you. We'll share the basic steps to boost your confidence and move you forward in creating wealth.

Can a personal finance book be informative and yet reader friendly? In "Nobody Told Me!" Karen R. Jenkins captivates you in her second book by sharing her experiences in personal finances while introducing you to a new world of financial empowerment. "Nobody Told Me!" was written to inspire you to change your thoughts about your personal finances. It presents a holistic approach to reaching financial goals by providing resources and a user-friendly plan to get you started on the path to financial wealth."Nobody Told Me!" The Path to Financial Empowerment is a must read for everyone.

In 2019, she was recognized as a woman of the year by Enterprising Women Magazine in the "over $2 million and up to $5 million in annual sales" category. The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities.

Karen Jenkins is an active participant in her community. In 2020 she was named the entrepreneur-in-residence at the Richland Library in Columbia, where she will use her expertise in financial literacy and leadership counsel to serve the needs of Richland County. Also in 2020, she was named a South Carolina Midland-area business icon for being a respected pillar who has established standards of business and civic excellence in her community. In 2019, Jenkins was named South Carolina Female Small Business Person of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration South Carolina District Office for her role in the advancement of KRJ Consulting over the years.

Listen in to learn the importance of understanding your purpose and that of your company to work effectively.

Key Moments:

Karen Jenkins narrates her career development over the years, how she started KRJ Consulting, and where they're today in service providing [3:18]

She explains the 9-year program offered by the federal government that helps small businesses to grow in it and after it [7:58]

The benefits of getting into government contracting through sub-contracting into a larger prime contractor to get experience for the certification rather than going through the longer process [10:28]

The synergy leadership concept- the phases of leveraging your energy and that of your team members to accomplish whatever you set out to [13:04]

Karen names her core values and her passion for empowering people for the challenges and opportunities ahead [23:05]

She talks about her one-on-one coaching program for budding and upcoming small business entrepreneurs that she did during COVID at Richland Library in Columbia [25:51]

Karen believes that separation is the biggest problem of society today and in the coming years [30:22]

Karen explains how she learned about finances the hard way and then wrote a book to teach others about finances [34:48]

She advises younger people to have core values and always align their decisions with them plus the importance of having a purpose [41:16]



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