Houldsworth, Russo & Company Breakfast Briefing


  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:00-9:00am Briefing

Presented by:  Karen Durkin, MBA, PCC

Houldsworth, Russo & Company, P.C.

img-team-karendurkin-238x160-blog90% of the most successful leaders and business professionals have high Emotional Intelligence, EQ, and only 25% of those with a high IQ are equally successful.  What is the difference?  At this breakfast briefing we will explore the basics of Emotional Intelligence and help you identify ways you can develop a higher EQ to better relate to your staff, clients, and family and friends.  Join us for insight into this competitive advantage and learn how to manage yourself and others more effectively.

A proven communications leader, nationally-acclaimed speaker Karen Durkin brings her 25 years of expertise to working with business professionals to grow. Karen is an energetic, skilled and professional executive coach that provides business coaching services to clients. Karen understands that while clients often realize what their individual business challenges are, they need assistance in developing creative solutions for achieving successful results for personal and business growth. She serves her clients by providing coaching in profit enhancement, organizational development, strategic planning and meeting and retreat facilitation for both nonprofit organizations as well as for profit businesses. Full of endless new ideas and enthusiasm, she helps clients find greater success personally and professionally.

In addition to executive coaching, Karen is a top-rated motivational speaker and small business advice columnist in the Las Vegas Business Press. Recognized for her energy and dynamic personality, she can help clients re-think, re-tool and re-energize their daily operations or latest projects. Effective communications can make or break a business deal or public perception. Karen’s expertise eliminates the clutter and helps clients focus on the message. Through her coaching, clients gain the ability to deliver clear, concise, effective and, most importantly, persuasive presentations.

Karen’s resume reads like a who’s who of U.S. corporations. Karen has consulted and trained such blue-chip companies as ExxonMobil, AT&T, Intel and NDC Health. She received a Bachelors of Business Administration at the University of North Texas, earned her Masters of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana, and she received her certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has served as an Associate Professor in the MBA program at the University of Southern Nevada and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Executive MBA program at UNLV. Karen also shares her experience and energy teaching undergraduate students at UNLV in the Global Entrepreneurship Experience scholarship program funded by Wells Fargo Bank.


Houldsworth, Russo & Company
8675 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89123


“A special thanks to HRC for hosting their monthly Breakfast Briefings.  Each month HRC brings in an expert from the local business community to discuss timely business issues.  Whether it is a presentation on how to handle communications during a crisis to risk management to learning how to make social media work for your business, each presentation helps both the for and not-for-profit business function more efficiently and be more accountable to their stakeholders.  Breakfast Briefings are just one more way that HRC is the cure to the common CPA.”  – Jane Jensen Saint, Project REAL

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