Karen Mangia faced an undiagnosed illness – she didn’t know what to call it, and neither did a team of five doctors. Despite being only 33 years old – she was exercising yet she gained weight, lost color in her skin and eyes, and watched her energy drain away… Who was she? What was she becoming? And what exactly was wrong with her?
Through the confusion, Karen kept working, doing, and achieving – sacrificing her health, her relationships…herself. A last-ditch trip to an unorthodox doc helped her to face a crossroads in her life – identifying the childhood reason for her poor health – and helping her to turn her life around.
A recovering overachiever, Karen’s journey through misdiagnosis left her wondering, “What more can I do?” The key to her success wasn’t tied to her determination, her ambition, her relationships – she had to simplify, and adopt a powerful new formula for creating a life without regrets. A simple realization led her to a three-step process that has transformed her life, her relationships, and her health.
Her story inspires thousands each year at keynote presentations, as she is committed to helping others to “Achieve More by Doing Less!” She is the author of Success With Less, her first book.
Karen is a technology executive at Salesforce, an author and keynote speaker based in Indianapolis, Indiana. As Vice President, Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce, Karen engages a global customer set to find new ways of improving the customer experience at Salesforce. Her team’s work regarding customer feedback is central to product development, marketing and branding.
A proud resident of Indiana, Karen received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ball State University. Named to the “Top 40 Under 40” list by the Indianapolis Business Journal, she lives in Indianapolis when she is not traveling and connecting with friends across the globe.