Karl J. Ahlrichs – Thought Leader in Human Capital | 317-250-9081 karl@expertspeaks.com
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You can tell when an audience is engaged – notes are taken, questions come often, and laughter is woven into the learning experience. Modern audiences have high expectations and tough standards, and Karl Ahlrichs delivers. He has proven experience facilitating complex events, keynoting national conferences and training tough audiences.

Why Am I Unique?

The Ability to Summarize

Trained as a journalist, Karl has mastered the skill of absorbing complex issues and summarizing possible next steps.


To get through to adults, make the message entertaining. Thoughtful, powerful, but fun. Mix information with appropriate humor. Karl is a humorist who offers a sharp perspective, a quick mind and a dry wit. He can create humor that fits any situation.

“Thought Leader” Expertise

Consultants in the ``human capital`` side of modern business seldom mix a historical perspective with a view of the future. Karl has both. Expert on the people issues that challenge modern organizations, he has significant experience as a management consultant in dozens of organizations from all industries. He has proven experience with everything from sole proprietorships to ``Fortune 100`` companies.

High Content Level

His presentations range from historical to visionary, from highly motivational to high content ``how to``. Karl enjoys working from unusual vantage points and selecting interesting topics to challenge an audience. Karl is comfortable dealing with sensitive, complex issues at all levels, and has presented to ``Mega-session`` groups at national conferences.

Proven Results

Karl leads ``tough crowds`` to new awareness levels. A year after presentations, clients often report employees are still talking about the issues Karl discussed.

That Donner Party Thing

Everyone's family has some skeletons in the past. Karl is a direct descendant of the leader of the Donner Party, the 1846 wagon train made famous by entrapment and cannibalism. Karl has turned his personal interest in history into a management development lesson - check out the Donner Party links.


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Keynotes, Presentations and Facilitation

  • Powerful presenter and facilitator for keynotes, workshops and retreats
  • Expert on the tough people issues challenging modern organizations
  • Author and Consultant on Management, Communication, LEAN Theory and Human Resources