Building Doors with Lauren Karan | Win the Day® podcast
October 31, 2023

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

– Milton Berle

Learning how to manufacture opportunity when you need it is one of the most important skills you can develop. And today's guest, Lauren Karan, has become an expert at building doors...

Growing up, Lauren had one dream – to be a professional singer. At 19 years old, she got her first shot at the big time, auditioning for the hit TV show X Factor. After making it through to the final 30, the aspiring singer fell victim to the pressure and spectacle of the occasion – a moment that crushed her confidence and caused her to rethink everything she wanted out of life.

But the devastating failure created space for a new opportunity, when Lauren landed her first role in the recruitment industry. With a natural talent for problem solving, relationships, and business, it was a slam dunk.

Today, Lauren is at the helm of Australia’s most disruptive recruitment agency. As founder and director of Karan & Co, Lauren uses her extensive experience in engineering, construction, and other technical markets, to transform companies that want to find – and keep – the best people. Lauren’s family focus allows her to truly partner with her clients who recognize that caring more about people is what unlocks the real profitability and goodwill of a business.

Lauren is also a certified organizational coach, is accredited in behavioral interviewing and psychometric testing, and is host of the Building Doors podcast.

Passionate and well networked in the industry she has also been Chair of the Memberships Committee for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and continues to serve in the memberships and mentoring committees for over 5 years. 

In this episode, we’re going to talk about:

  • Why companies struggle to find and keep the right people
  • How to balance family with career
  • What failure taught Lauren about future possibilities; and
  • How to build doors and turbocharge your career.

Before we begin, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode or could use some help to Win the Day, share it with them right now.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Lauren Karan!

🎥. For the video interview, click here.

Resources / links mentioned:

⚡Karan & Co website

📝 Lauren Karan LinkedIn

📷 Lauren Karan Instagram

📷  Karan & Co Instagram 

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