About - Karen Lam

Running for over 20 years with a broad sector of industries, !MPACT! Workshops is fronted by Karen Lam.

Karen has specialized in communication training for companies in Asia since 1997. Her forte is training and coaching people to craft messages and deliver them effectively through her workshops on media handling, business presentations, communication coaching, and brand messaging.

Karen’s career began with Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (now known as MediaCorp), where she started as a Broadcast Journalist and went on to become News Presenter in the early 90s. She left journalism to try her hand at learning and development and has not turned back since.

To keep in touch with the media landscape as a practitioner, however, she returned to MediaCorp to host an interview program, Power List Asia, in 2012. The show, which ran for six seasons on Channel News Asia, features entrepreneurs from all across Asia. Karen recently released a book, Power Talk: Insights from Asia’s Leading Entrepreneurs, which hit the bestseller list in a little over two weeks after its launch. The book collates lessons learned from the lives and businesses of the tycoons she’s interviewed.

By merging her experience in broadcast journalism and training, Karen’s learning programs deliver practical skills in communicating simply and effectively across various platforms. She works closely with clients to simulate realistic scenarios in order to make skills easily understood and immediately applicable, whether in a classroom or one-on-one.


Karen’s programs consistently garner high ratings, resulting in long-term relationships with her clients. She has coached top corporate figures and civil servants and executives.

Karen holds a first-class Honours degree in English from the University of Western Australia. She is a certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and Behavioural Analyst qualified to interpret the DISC Personality System™. She’s also a certified facilitator of the Prepare/Enrich assessment for couples.