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ILG develops leaders and increases productivity with guaranteed results.

IMPACT Leadership Group Is A Proud Affiliate Of
Leadership Management International, Inc.

With offices in over 80 Countries Worldwide

Meet Our Team

Karen Shorey


Karen Shorey is the President of IMPACT Leadership Group. She is a Certified Professional Coach with ICF and has over 25 years of leadership experience. She is a proud partner and nationally certified with Leadership Management International. Her enthusiasm for mentoring and developing leaders is evident to all she works with.

Karen was raised in Maine and even lived in Canada for 10 years. In 2011, she was introduced to LMI while living in Canada. Through that process she found her passion facilitating and developing leaders to their full potential. In 2016, she became a partner with LMI and formed her own company.

She currently resides in Central Maine with her husband Darin. They have 3 adult daughters, an adorable dog named Piper and a feisty cat named Lovey. She has served on many boards and loves volunteering in her community. Karen enjoys her free time whether it is reading a book, a ride on her husband’s Harley or trying a new recipe.

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Linda Morrison

Linda Morrison is an inspirer. She brings over 30 years of leadership experience to the table. Her life calling is to empower people to transformation in their personal and corporate lives. She thrives on inspiring people to do their best and create lasting impact through greater influence. She loves to see that light bulb moment in a person’s life, that “aha” moment, when they realize that change can be amazing, and their goals can be achieved!

Linda comes with a diverse background. Her current experience as a non-profit director has presented her with the opportunities to oversee a team, coordinate yearly conferences, orchestrate leadership events as well as speak professionally. The non-profit is world-changing and has had impact not only in local communities but in other countries also. Her past experience has also included a role as office manager and as a certified teaching assistant. She is a member of Compel Training, a writing group, as well as Platform University.

In her spare time, you will find her listening to a podcast or an audio book as she walks her two rescue dogs. Her hobbies are reading and scrapbooking. On the weekends, she is a firm believer that rest recharges us and connection with those we love rejuvenates our souls. Linda and her husband Jim have one son.

Darin Shorey

Darin Shorey has a BS in Professional Development and is passionate about helping people to become highly effective in both their personal and professional lives.

Darin focuses on discovering the ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that lead us to becoming the best version of ourselves. With more than 30 years of management experience, his knowledge of goal setting, developing action plans that work, navigating resistance, and maintaining the winning path has helped many people to achieve their future hopes and dreams.

Darin has been married for more than 30 years, has 3 daughters, and enjoys riding his Harley, bass fishing, and playing guitar. He has coached high school basketball, directed an addiction/recovery program, and participated in various community support initiatives.

Key Phrase: "Truth is a powerful thing!"

Ken Stewart

Ken Stewart is the principal and founder of The H3 Leader, an Executive Coach, and the Central Illinois Convene Chair for two Christian Executive Leader Peer2Peer Advisory Teams.

His breadth of experience spans the business, leadership, training, project management, and pastoral worlds and includes: 19 years of engagement across a variety of disciplines in the corporate environment; over a decade of supervisory and managerial experience; seven years as a corporate trainer; 8+ years in business ownership; 12+ years in pastoral ministry in both large and small churches; and 7 years in the executive coaching realm.

His strength is in helping others—leading them through problem resolution and tension management; seeking efficient and effective solutions to challenges; offering opportunities for others to develop and master their professional contributions; and working with senior leadership to help them consistently meet or exceed the ever-changing needs of the communities they serve.

Born and raised in Central IL, he lives outside Peoria with his wife (of 33 years) Beth, dog “Pepé”, and cats “Ollie” & “Rusty”. Their daughter Anna recently graduated from his alma mater (Illinois State University) and is living in the Bloomington area.

Ken has committed his life to helping people—and the organizations they lead—reach their redemptive potential.

Paul McConkey

Paul has served with the Army National Guard for over 20 years. Throughout his impressive military career, he has taken on various leadership roles, culminating in most recent position as the esteemed base commander for the National Guard's primary training center in northern Illinois.

Paul is a solutions provider and is motivated by helping clients solve problems, developing win-win solutions, creating value, and contributing to bottom line results.

He graduated from the College of Business at the University of Illinois and currently lives in Normal, IL. He is the proud father of two teenagers and enjoys being actively involved in their lives, keeping him busy and motivated to be a positive role model.

When not busy at work or with family commitments, Paul indulges in a variety of interests that keep his life well-rounded. He enjoys a good thought-provoking conversation to broaden his horizons and on more leisurely days, you might find him unwinding on a boat, hiking skiing, or engaging in a friendly game of tennis.

With a heart dedicated to service, a mind keen on providing solutions, and a life filled with meaningful pursuits, Paul embodies the spirit of a well-rounded and compassionate individual, positively impacting both his professional and personal lives.

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