Karlene A. Millwood, MBA
Leadership Mentor| Author| Freelance Journalist | Keynote Speaker
I am an Amazon #1 best-selling author, multi-award-winning leadership mentor, journalist and speaker who is passionate about empowering you to unlock your inner greatness and maximize your leadership potential.
My Personal Mission Statement is, to create a legacy of inspiring others to rise up from mediocrity to embrace their God-given leadership abilities and dominate in their area of gifting, to leave a lasting impact of progressive change, growth and success on the lives of others.
Discovering my affinity for leadership has enabled me to lend my abilities to serve my church and community in different leadership roles over the years, including being the co-chair of the Women’s Internal Support Network (WISN) at the TPS and leading the women’s ministry at my church.
In my early years as a writer, I was a featured guest on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica. I was blessed to receive an Award of Recognition in 2013 from the Kendal All-Age School on that island, as a result of establishing a scholarship for children transitioning to high school.
I was also a 2014 nominee for the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) Community Service Award for my work in arts and entertainment.
In 2016 and 2017 I was selected among 150 incredible women to receive a Black Canadian (Business) Mentorship Award.
My own journey of self-discovery has introduced me to my passion for writing and although I have many talents, writing is where I dominate. I am a twice published author with two independent books, have collaborated on another two and have created several courses focused on Writing, Storytelling and Mindset Transformation. I use my gift of writing as a consultant in entrepreneurial and corporate spaces to create business content for my clients.
As an independent playwright and filmmaker, I wrote, directed and produced my first play, Forgiven, in 2014 and completed writing my second play, Diamond Life, in 2018. Stepping out of my comfort zone I co-produced my first short film, Princess Lamp, in Vancouver in 2016, and my second, When Destiny Calls, in Toronto in 2017.
My strong spiritual values keep me grounded and being an avid jazz enthusiast, jazz is always the background music to my life's story.