Author Fast Track: Karen Roy's Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Growth

Author Fast Track: Karen Roy's Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Growth

20 May, 2024

Key Questions

(01:59) So I don't, well, I'm sure there is some stuff that I left out, but how did you get to where you are today?

(04:15) Okay, so you talked about juggling a bunch of stuff too, right?

(04:22) So how do you have any tips for that?

(06:35) So you still ball juggle?

(06:39) Do you have three things, let's say, on the go?

(08:35) Who would you say are your ideal clients?

(11:53) So you do speaking engagements. What other ways do you get in front of your ideal clients?

(14:00) Oh, that's cool. So what are some big goals that you have now for the next year or two.

(15:23) So do you have any hopes for the next year? 

(16:52) What's the best advice that you have ever been given?

(19:17) What would you say would be the best advice that you have shared or given someone else, really.

(21:43) Is there anything that we haven't touched on yet that you would like to share with us?

(22:11) Where can we go to learn more about you and what you do?

Show Notes

Episode Title: Embracing Curiosity: A Journey from Corporate to Entrepreneurship


  • Virginia Purnell welcomes listeners to Entrepreneur Conundrum and introduces Karen Roy as the guest.
  • Karen Roy is an acclaimed author, leadership expert, and creator of the online book course Author Fast Track.

Guest Introduction:

  • Karen Roy shares her journey from a 30-year corporate career to becoming a trailblazing entrepreneur.
  • She left prestigious organizations like Bell Canada and Visa Canada to establish her boutique retail consulting firm, Karen Roy and Associates.
  • Karen's transition highlights her embrace of curiosity, authenticity, and multi-passionate nature.

Main Discussion Points:

  1. The Power of Curiosity:
    • Karen emphasizes curiosity as the ultimate superpower for personal and professional growth.
    • Curiosity drives Karen's journey from sales background to entrepreneurship, allowing her to ask questions and seek knowledge.
    • She encourages listeners to follow their curiosity and stay authentic to themselves.
  2. Transition to Entrepreneurship:
    • Karen discusses her transition from corporate roles to entrepreneurship, navigating challenges and embracing her multi-passionate nature.
    • She shares insights into establishing her boutique consulting firm and later venturing into real estate and book coaching.
  3. Book Coaching Business:
    • Karen highlights her book coaching business and the importance of nonfiction books for enhancing credibility and business growth.
    • She discusses her online course, Author Fast Track, designed for busy entrepreneurs looking to write books as a marketing tool.
  4. Embracing Failure and Authenticity:
    • Karen encourages listeners to embrace failure as part of the entrepreneurial journey and learn from mistakes.
    • She emphasizes the importance of staying true to oneself and being authentic in personal and professional endeavors.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curiosity is essential for personal and professional growth.
  • Transitioning from corporate to entrepreneurship requires embracing authenticity and multi-passionate nature.
  • Writing nonfiction books can enhance credibility and business growth for entrepreneurs.
  • Embracing failure and staying authentic are crucial aspects of the entrepreneurial journey.


  • Virginia Purnell concludes the episode by thanking Karen Roy for sharing her insights and encouraging listeners to follow their curiosity, take risks, and stay focused on their goals.

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Karen Roy

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Virginia Purnell

Virginia lives in Northern Alberta on a small farm with her husband and three children. Virginia is a master funnel builder having been certified as an FG Society Master Marketer, Funnelytics, and ClickFunnels Certified Partner. She uses that knowledge to help businesses with their online presence, visibility, and sales.