Culture Your Culture: Interview with Author Karen Jaw-Madson

It’s serendipity for me that Karen Jaw-Madson appeared in this season of my career. For over 20 years, I’ve held the core belief in power of the individual to make a difference and impact their world for the better.

Hopefully, my work has inspired and given some tools to do just that. But I admit, I’ve never thought in terms of organizational culture. That always seemed to “big” for me. Until now. We can complain about culture endlessly like hopeless victims, or we can decide to take responsibility for shaping our culture by design and creating more meaningful work experiences.

But how?

Photo of Karen Jaw-MadsonEnter Karen Jaw-Madson, author of an inspiring and practical book, Culture YOUR Culture.

Organizational expert Karen Jaw-Madson enjoyed success as a corporate executive before pursuing a ‘portfolio career’ comprised of research, writing, consulting, teaching/speaking, and creative pursuits. As a versatile leader across multiple industries, Karen developed, led, and implemented numerous organizational initiatives around the globe. Today, this East Coast transplant to Silicon Valley (via Ireland and the Midwest) is principal of Co.-Design of Work Experience, where she enables organizations with innovative approaches and customized solutions for intimidating challenges. Focus areas include culture, organizational change, and people strategies. She has a BA in Ethnic and Cultural Studies from Bryn Mawr College and a MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

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