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    About The Founder

    A native of Washington, DC. Karen Hardy earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She holds an MBA and earned a BA degree in journalism from the Hampton University. She has contributed to and written over 10 books on business, leadership, personal development, and risk management.


    Dr. Hardy served as a scholar for the IBM Center for the Business of Government and as an Advisor to the National Academy of Public Administration.


    She is the recipient of the Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Academic Authors Association and is creator/host of an award-winning podcast. Her scholarly work has been cited in numerous publications including the Journal of Applied Economic Sciences; Global Business and Organizational Excellence Review, Journal of Operational Risk, and the Journal of Managerial Psychology.


    She has published works in practitioner publications such as Fed Tech Magazine, Public Sector Digest and The Public Manager.


    Dr. Hardy is also an award-winning film producer and has invested in storytelling projects. In 2018, she produced the documentary "A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story," which won 4 EMMY Awards.






    What is 62 Media Publishing?


    62 Media Publishing is an independent, woman-owned hybrid publisher and a division of Strategic Leadership Advisors LLC. It is a hybrid publisher that focuses on providing quality professional development opportunities for subject matter experts (SMEs). The goal of the publishing division is to help industry professionals build their professional competiveness through publishing and personal branding. The division is home to Flip This Risk Books, an award winning branded book series that focuses on risk management pratices across all industries.


    What is the mission of 62 Media Publishing?


    Flip This Risk Books is a spinoff of the award-winning Flip This Risk Podcast which started in 2017.


    Our books are at the intersection of diversity, literacy, and sustainability.


    Risk management is a critical skillset in today's business environment. Its' importance was elevated during the pandemic. As a result, hiring for risk management professionals have been on the rise in the post-pandemic. As a continuously growing field, there must be represenation not just in risk managment roles, but also in the literature review, in the publications to shape future thought leadership.


    Risk management services is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet the majority of industry books are written by non-bipoc authors. According to Hardy, "we want to change that dynamic; not just by increasing ethnic representation, but through diverse insights, roles and experiences."


    There are three goals for our publications. We aim to:

    • Increase diversity in risk management publications
    • Simplify complex industry content
    • Creater shorter eco and environmentally friendly books


    What are the benefits of working with 62 Media Publishing?

    The book series provides SMEs an opportunity to engage in unique continuing education experiences outside the usual CPE credit offerings that can be added to their area of expertise.



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