Karen A. Young

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Capitalizes on her more than 35 years of experience in human resources as she and her team utilize savvy strategies to develop solutions that produce real results. She inspires change in people and is dedicated to equipping
audiences on their path to professional excellence.

Karen is a sought-after author, speaker, and consultant best known for her programs on leadership, communication, and how to have a drama-free workplace. She is well regarded as a business partner with an unflagging work ethic and a passion for helping business leaders say “yes” to their people.

In her latest book, Sought After How to Be Heard, Be Trusted, and Be Recognized for Your Expertise, Karen offers a fail-safe formula for career success and career mobility, along with entertaining anecdotes about potentially career-ending moves that led to a forward trajectory. Her first book, Honest and Real: An Essential Guide to Drama-Free Human Resources reimagines HR fundamentals while offering candid advice on reducing daily HR drama.

Karen is recognized professionally through SHRM and HRCI as a Senior Certified Professional and Senior Professional in HR, respectively. She has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s.

Best 50 Women in Business, and AGS ranked HR Resolutions as a Best HR Consulting Company in 2021. Central Penn Business Journal honored HR Resolutions in 2020 as a Game Changer— one of Central PA’s most dynamic and impactful businesses and leaders. Karen regularly contributes HR insights and strategy nationwide to Forbes, USAToday, SHRM, and ZipRecruiter.

Karen holds a BS in Business Administration and Psychology and a MA in Industrial Relations. She resides in Harrisburg, PA, with her husband Barry and their retired racing greyhounds.



Insightful and practical, Karen Young’s book does wonders for HR practitioners and anyone responsible for overseeing the HR function. . . without drama or histrionics. Just what’s needed these days. Bravo!

Drama-Free Hiring, Operations, and Employee Relations

Sought-After: How to Be Heard, Be Trusted, and Be Recognized for Your Expertise is a book about obligation and reward. It is a book about personal renewal. It is a book that invokes individual responsibility and evokes collective achievement. The hardest step, as in most things, is the first. Karen Young has created a practical and sustainable guide for those desiring to do what it takes to become sought-after. It is a learning platform, a springboard forward to a future possibility for those willing to see, seize and create opportunity. The building blocks are here. The implementation is up to you.

Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE, Bestselling Author and Member of the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame


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