Who is Karen Minty?
Karen Minty, B.Ed., M.Ed.
Karen’s passion and expertise are in the field of creativity, conflict management and communication behaviour. When we understand the motivation that drives a behaviour, we can improve the way we interact, build stronger relationships, and create powerful and efficient teams.
After 20 years in various leadership and training roles in the financial, property management, and non-profit sectors, Karen understands that old problems must be solved in new innovative ways. By offering creative alternative strategies to problematic behaviours and communication styles, she has helped many organizations improve their bottom-line.
She has earned a Bachelor degree in Adult Education from Brock University and an international Master’s degree in Adult Education and Global Change from the University of British Columbia. Karen has studied at seven different universities around the world, in Canada, South Africa, Australia, and Sweden, as well as conducting a month-long field study on community education programs in South Africa.
Her unique education and work experience has allowed her to share her expertise as a Professor at Brock University, Sheridan College, and Lambton College. At Brock, Karen teaches Conflict Management in the Adult Education program. At Sheridan College, she teaches a variety of Creativity courses, and at Lambton, she previously taught in both the Advanced Leadership & Project Management and the Instructional Design programs. She also works as a curriculum and instructional designer for other colleges and private organizations.
Karen is certified to facilitate the DISC Model of Human Behaviour, and the TRIMA Competencies Model.
For seven seasons, Karen was the host of her own weekly TV talk show, Community Conversations on CogecoTV. She is a professional speaker and MC and has spoke at or hosted various community events all across Ontario. She has a knack for asking all the right questions and teaching people how to tell their story so that it resonates with their audience.
Karen believes in the power of self-awareness and effective communication to create individual and team success. Her sense of humour, high energy, and thought-provoking perspectives ensure her training will be results-oriented, super relevant, and heaps of FUN!
The Minty Method of Learning is a unique learning methodology that I developed over my many years of teaching and training. The way adults learn differs from that of children in significant and consequential ways. Based on my experience and extensive studies of these differences, I have combined the most effective teaching and learning strategies that engage even the most resistant adult learners.
Along with some of the more common methods, I always incorporate humour and creativity into all my workshops. Both are powerful tools for improved understanding, retention, and the intentional implementation of new learning. What that means is, you're more likely to "get it and use it!"
The Minty Method of Learning is a collaboration of learner-centered, discovery-based, problem-solving, and experiential-based learning mixed with humour, creativity, and lots of activities to keep you interested, engaged and open to new ways of thinking and acting.
But don't worry too much about the method - leave that up to me. You'll be too busy focusing on the results to worry about the process. So sit back, relax and enjoy the training!