Karl J. Krayer received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, specializing in organizational communication. He is the President of Creative Communication Network, a full-service company offering speeches and presentations, training and custom consulting and meeting facilitation for individuals, groups and organizations.
Karl is a nationally renowned speaker, author and consultant who works with corporations and associations who want to assess and improve competency, teamwork and communication. He also provides informative, dynamic and entertaining presentations and workshops for small businesses that want to increase productivity and profitability. Karl served on the faculties of Auburn and Texas Christian Universities before beginning a ten-year stint with Dr Pepper / Seven Up, Inc., as a Training Manager. He is a Past President of Dallas Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, and was named its "Professional of the Year" in 1990. He is an active member of the National Speakers Association and the DFW Organizational Development Network. During 2001-2002, he served the National Speakers Association of North Texas as President.
Karl's training and organizational development interventions at Dr Pepper / Seven Up yielded significant results for the corporation in productivity, profitability and return on investment. His internal consulting efforts were instrumental in leading work reorganization and process improvement changes for the corporation's Marketing and Marketing Services divisions. Since 1998, Karl has consulted and facilitated for many major organizations, including Nokia, Texas Instruments, Aegon, TXU Energy, Lucent Technologies, Cadbury Schweppes, Dal-Tile, Mary Kay, Hunt Oil, Citi, L-3 Communications, SAGE Telecom, Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Lincoln Property Company, YUM! Brands, Texas Department of Transportation, and Child Health Care Association.
Now in his 16th year here, Karl serves as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Dallas College of Business, teaching courses in Leadership, Leading Change, Strategic Management, Business Communication, Management Thought, Contemporary Business Issues, Managerial Behavior, and Foundations of Management . Karl has presented addresses to conferences of more than 50 professional and academic associations and has written more than 25 articles in refereed trade, industrial and academic publications. In 2009, he was the "Adjunct Professor of the Year" for the College of Business.
In 1999, he published a chapter in a book in the National ASTD In-Action Series entitled Effective Leadership Programs, and in 2001, he published a chapter in an anthology entitled The Leadership Path, and in 2002, a chapter in The Communication Path. In 2003, his co-authored work, Organizing Change, was published by Jossey Bass / Pfeiffer / Wiley.
His specialties include sales and influencing processes, competency assessment, management
and leadership development, strategic planning, training and organizational development,
communication and interpersonal relationships. Karl's featured workshop is "Manager-as-Trainer,"
designed to provide managers who are not professional trainers with the techniques
and tools to develop their direct reports in order to improve competency and achieve