Karen Baetzel

Keynote Speaker: Retired Navy Pilot and Leadership Expert

Karen Baetzel Biography

Like you, leadership expert and retired Navy pilot Karen Baetzel has seen the word leadership used in many contexts and has wondered what makes for a great leader. Are we born with leadership ability, do we attain leadership skills or is it thrust upon us and we hope for the best? She knows the answer and it has nothing to do with inheritance and “hope” is not a game plan. It’s not magic, it’s training.

Is this another self-proclaimed leadership “expert” spouting the latest platitudes? Not hardly. Captain Baetzel retired after 30 years as one of the Navy’s most senior female Naval Aviators. She is also one of the few Naval Aviators of either gender to qualified as an Aircraft Commander in fly helicopters, propeller and jet aircraft, amassing over 2000 military flight hours in six aircraft types and serving aboard seven ships.

After her Commanding Officer tour, she served as an instructor on the elite Navy Leadership Training Team for senior officers. This was followed by a very successful engagement in the corporate world before founding her own leadership development practice. Organizations such as NASA, Microsoft’s High Performers and the Departments of State and Defense, FDIC, National Corporation for National and Community Service and many others, the best and brightest partner with Baetzel when they want effective, sharp results.

She was honored in 2015 to be named one the nation’s top 101 Leadership Speakers by New York Times Best selling author Kevin Kruse. Additionally, Karen is a plankowner member of the National Women Veterans Speakers Bureau.

Baetzel is a fusion of a tough-minded senior military leader, a successful corporate executive and a gifted speaker and trainer. Her ability to engage her audiences and offer immediate tools and practical takeaways are a hallmark of a BattleAxe product. With a grateful heart and a salty dose of Navy humor, she dedicates her work to sharing the lessons of superior leadership and inspired living, both to pay it back and pay it forward.

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Karen Baetzel Videos

BattleAxe Leadership Speaking
The Grit Project: Pioneer Naval Aviator Karen Baetzel talks leadership
The Fast Lane at the MOTH

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Karen Baetzel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Karen Baetzel for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Karen Baetzel generally travels from Florida, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karen Baetzel for an upcoming event.

Karen Baetzel Videos

BattleAxe Leadership Speaking
The Grit Project: Pioneer Naval Aviator Karen Baetzel talks leadership
The Fast Lane at the MOTH

Karen Baetzel Reviews

  • Looking forward to working with All American Entertainment next year if I have the role of keynote speaker coordinator. If not, I plan on recommending my replacement work with you all! Thanks for making our Seminar a success!
    National Classification Management Society (NCMS) - Jun 13 2018

Karen Baetzel Speaking Topics

  • Diversity

    Have you felt overwhelmed (and a little scared) by the entire issue of workplace diversity and inclusion? If so, you are not alone. Make your organization greater than sum of its parts with some common sense, non-scary, tactics, tools and takeaways.

  • Organizational Climate

    Does your organization seem stuck? Worse yet, do you need to end unnecessary drama and prevent the disaster that can emerge from a poor organizational climate? Raise the tide and make work a stimulating, engaging place to be.

  • Leadership/Followership

    Do both your leaders and followers know how to work with each other? Uncover the potential you thought you hired and get immediate relief from underperformance.


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