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Karen Barnett

Flint Hill, Virginia, US 7:50 AM (PST) Local Time

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About Karen Barnett

For more than two decades, I have helped large corporations solve their people, process, and technology challenges and manage resistance to change by shifting mindsets, engaging in solutions, and creating practical strategies that have a real, measurable impact. Recognized as an industry-leading change expert, I am adept at delivering formal presentations, large-forum speaking, and employee learning. In addition, I have been singing as a vocal performer my whole life, with a range of capability.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English

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Voice Ages

Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54)

Accents

North American, US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Less than 24 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Shure SM7B, BCC950 Conference Cam

Service Overview

Voice Over

I am capable of reading scripts clearly and succinctly for training videos, advertisements, meeting recordings, and other forms of media. My voice has little accent when I normally speak and is pleasant to listen to for long periods of time. I am able to enhance materials and evoke action and/or emotion as necessary to engage the listener, while using the appropriate tone, clarity, and enunciation. I have many years of public speaking and a background in singing.

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Voice Over Experience

Area Transformation Lead

Microsoft • Permanent Full-time

Jan 2022 - Present

Responsible for leading successful sales transformation planning, orchestration, strategic communication, and change management to shape how customers, partners, and employees feel about their experience with Microsoft.

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Senior Director, Global Change Management

McCormick & Company • Permanent Full-time

Jul 2020 - Jan 2022

Responsible for serving as Global Change Management Leader for the company’s Business Transformation Office. Hired to intervene in failing change management program to implement one, global instance of SAP across McCormick’s organization of 13,000 employees.

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Senior Director, Change Management and Deployment, Global Operations

Marriott International • Permanent Full-time

Dec 2016 - Jul 2020

Responsible for leading the Global Operations Change Management and Deployment team and driving sustainable change at Marriott International. Primary focus was to deliver on Marriott’s highest priority, transformational programs that impact hotel operations and customers and lead a Center of Expertise of 35 professionals. Led global change management team for the highly complex integration of Starwood hotels to Marriott's portfolio including transitioning to 17 reservations, revenue management, sales and catering, and property management systems and deployment of the merged loyalty programs.

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Voice Over Testimonials

I have never been so positively impacted by a manger in over 19 years working for the same company as I have in the last 5 years of directly reporting to Karen. She is a very gifted and influential change leader; a master of her craft. She genuinely cares about and believes in her team which has created a loyal and trusting following for her. Her work ethic is second to none, and she has been able to put together highly skilled and motived teams to collaborate with her and push beyond the standard roles assigned and progress the work to new innovative and creative heights. Karen connects on a personal level and empowers her team to make the right decisions; boosting confidence and mutual respect. Not only does she praise the efforts and the work, but she strives to create opportunities for employees to advance and develop new skills. She understands that by our human nature, people want to be part of something great and aspire to make work rewarding and meaningful. She welcomes new ideas and values collaborative efforts, and always willing to shake things up once in a while. Finally, Karen is aware of her impact and strives to see things from the perspective of her team.

Eve Gilliland, Marriott International

Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English

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Genre

Classical, Country, Easy Listening, EDM, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Holiday, Jazz, Pop, Punk, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Musical Theatre

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