Karlene A. Millwood, MBA
Founder, KMI |Leadership Strategist |Author |Keynote Speaker
When I lost my job in 2015, I resolved that it would be the last time someone else made a decision for my life without my permission. I took the bull by the horns and decided to pursue my passion with vigour. Within a year and a half, I redefined myself from being a corporate employee to an entrepreneurial leadership strategist, Amazon #1 bestselling author, Keynote Speaker and Filmmaker.
I now help my clients to overcome the hurdles and obstacles that are hindering them from becoming more confident leaders and entrepreneurs. I give them the tools to deconstruct fear, anxiety and uncertainty and help them to redefine themselves into an indomitable spirit with sustainable life and business acumen.
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.
Our cutting edge roster of courses and programs will revolutionize your mindset to architect a new and different future so you can step into the entrepreneurial and leadership space with confidence.
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.
I've been a featured guest on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica, received 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.
I am the recipient of the Immigrant Women in Business (IWB) 2020 Leadership Award and a 2020 Women of Inspiration nominee from the Universal Women's Network.
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 Creative Writing, Leadership and the Entrepreneurial Mindset. 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.