Karen Marie Espiritu Certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator at LEGO Group
"Building Blocks: Engaging Learners through Lego Serious Play"
Karen Marie Espiritu’s love for sales, fashion, and training has brought her extensive experiences here and around the world. She believes that her purpose is to DEVELOP EMPLOYEES TOWARDS PERSONAL EXCELLENCE.
After earning a degree at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City wherein she graduated Summa Cum Laude, she worked her way into the streets of New York earning awards and recognitions.
She has authored 12 different training curriculums focusing on core skills and consistently trains companies in diverse industries. Her Personal Branding Workshop which was conducted last 2014 in New York City was recognized as the Most Outstanding Individual Development program for the whole of New York State. She is also one of the first Filipinos certified to facilitate the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY@ method.
To further hone her skills, she recently completed a leadership course at the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Not only does she belong to the corporate world, but as a sports enthusiast, she also enjoys crossfit, wakeboarding, yoga, boxing and diving.
Most Unconventional Work Experience
After earning my degree in fashion at FIT - New York, I was hired as a sales assistant in a global branding company in NY. As the only Filipino in the company I intended to make a mark. I knew my value so I worked beyond my job description and requested HR not to print my job title on my business card. I started incorporating sales and product development into my daily grind. Because of this, our department jumped from earning $5M to $10M in just 6 months. As a result, the company created a new position for me, now as a Product Development Specialist, got a promotion faster than anyone in the company and happily climbed the ladder of success in stilettos!