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“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” Yogi Bara

Are you one of those people who feels that their life has been shaped by unforeseen events or subjected to the actions of people who surround you? Do you constantly replay a helpless litany of negative thoughts hoping that somehow your life will improve? Join Karel Murray as she explores how, as human beings, we want something deeper and now is the time to discover that you do have the ability to shape your life and control your outcomes by embracing the Language of Intent.

Take the journey and learn about the languages of Self-Created Barriers, Denial, No More, Reality, Belief, Intentional Contentment, Listening and Responding, Action, Leadership and Intent.

We crave something deeper, a profound understanding and meaning to our lives. And often, no matter how hard we chase it, the “ah ha!” moment escapes us, just when we thought we had it in our grasp. I believe we want the power to shape our lives and control the outcomes from our decisions.

What type of experience does it take to transform our thinking and determination? At what point do we look to what is possible rather than accept what is our fate or probable path to self-destruction? Everyone has their breaking point and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I believe that a breaking point is when we finally wake up and take a stand. We choose: the easy way or the hard way. We give in to circumstances we can’t control and begin laying plans for what lies next.

It’s our self-talk that sets the stage for the quality of our daily existence. Listen to what you are saying to yourself and evaluate it closely. Are you driven to lamenting all that you have lost or have you redirected your self-talk into the arena of understanding the cycle of life?

To truly respect our connections to each other, it is imperative to stop wishing for those things you want to do. Act!

Our intention regarding our lives requires that we consider what is in our hearts and truly understand what we want. We can’t keep waiting for that moment that will solve all our problems, or that solution that bridges the gap from a bad situation to a breathlessly great outcome.

To heal your heart is something only you can do with purposeful intent. Look beyond the pain and focus on the outcomes which are of value to you and yours.


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What Business Professionals Say About The Language of Intent

Testimonials

“What stands out about Karel and the presentation – was that it was real. Karel helped the attendees realize and instill a true sense of confidence in themselves and give them courage to battle out whatever challenge they are currently faced with.”
Sharon Hoydich, Director of Professional Development, Florida REALTORS®

“Karel Murray is the true master of storytelling and her keynote, The Language of Intent, is a masterpiece. She doesn’t just take the audience on her personal journey, but on a meaningful personal journey for each audience member that contains valuable life lessons.”
Cindi Ferguson, Professional Development Director, REALTORS® of South Central Kansas

“Recently I had the privilege of participating in Karel Murray’s new “Language of Intent” keynote, which was such a pleasure. It has been quite some time since I have encountered something so heartfelt and inspiring. It unified the audience towards a higher purpose in a surprising way. I think we all left hoping to be the type of people who live our lives with intentional focus on the things that matter first. Well done, Karel!”
Kellian Schneider, Former VP of Education, Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®

“Karel’s presentation was fantastic! She forced us to look internally, and brought up emotions you don’t normally experience in any other keynote. She took us on a ride of self-discovery; we were thinking and talking about it all the way home!
Melissa Marshall, Education Manager, Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®

“This woman is absolutely amazing! God has truly blessed her with the ability to reach deep into our emotions and bring sentiment to each situation. Every audience can benefit from Karel’s keynote, Language of Intent, because it will have an impact on each attendee in a unique and wonderful way!”
Michelle Ahrens, Director of Education and Dispute Resolutions, REALTOR® Association of the Sioux Empire, Inc.

“Karel is an outstanding speaker. She is a consummate professional who is engaging, inspiring, and uplifting. She is authentic and most of all fun to be around both personally and professionally. If you are lucky enough to have her speak for you, hang on to your hat – – you are in for an exhilarating ride!”
Diane M. Mosley, RCE/ Director, Training and Policy Resources, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Book Reviews

“Karel’s book is a short read chock-full of engaging stories and thoughtful life lessons that will inspire you to make things happen for you rather than to you.”
Pam O’Connor, President/CEO | Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

“The Language of Intent” is truly a guide to transformation. Listen in to the self-talk of the little 6-year-old girl in the basement and the humanity displayed by “The 22.” Karel’s story of her transformation can also be yours! Read and savor ever word of her emotional, personal and spiritual experience and then listen to your self-talk and find your way to transformation.”
Stan B. Walters, CSP, TheLieGuy.com

“I watched Karel speak several years ago and I have been waiting for this book to be written. Why? Because she is motivational and funny but most importantly she knows just how to say the things that I most need to hear. This is book you need in your library for life!”
Laurie Guest, CSP, President of Guest Enterprises, INC


About the Author

An accomplished author and humorist, Karel presents nationally and internationally.

Karel and the Language of Intent book

Enjoy her other books:

  • Conquering the Witch Within: Intergenerational Work Place Strategies that Get Results
  • Hitting Our Stride: Women, Work, and What Matters
  • Straight Talk: Getting Off the Curb.

Karel is a featured author in:

  • Extreme Excellence: Dynamic Interviews with America’s Top 10 Performance Experts
  • Ovation: How to Present Like a Pro by Len Elder
  • Crystalline Moments: Discover Your Opportunities and Create Your Best Self by Coni Meyers
  • My Glasses Are on Top of Your Head: Tales of Life, Longevity and Laughter by Brenda Elsagher

Karel holds a BA in human resources and has earned numerous designations and certifications, including the prestigious National Speakers Association CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and the Real Estate Educators Association DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor).

Her résumé includes experience as a human resources regional executive of a large commercial insurance firm, as an award-winning salesperson, as a manager of a top-producing real estate office, and as owner of Our Branch, Inc., a national and international speaking and training company.