Karl Ahlrichs


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Karl Ahlrichs is a human capital thought leader with expertise in the people side of finance and accounting.  Karl is currently a contributor to the AICPA and Business Learning Institute catalog of continuing education and is a contributing author to the Journal of Accountancy.  Karl has a proven understanding of the motivation and psychology that enables behavior change and has direct experience in the human capital strategies accounting and finance needs to recover from the impact of COVID.   

He is one of fewer than 800 speaking professionals who are currently qualified as Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association and holds the highest certifications in the Human Resources field.  He researches, creates, and presents complex coursework for finance and accounting departments in multiple industries, and is comfortable facilitating challenging meetings with tough audiences.  

Karl is a senior member of the “Thought Leader” team of the Business Learning Institute, providing advanced course development and delivery to multiple Accounting and Finance clients through the CPA Society of Maryland and the AICPA.  Keynote presenter and concurrent facilitator at dozens of conferences per year, with audience sizes from 20 to more than 1000, he has presented at more than 20 SHRM Annual Conferences, both as a presenter and a facilitator of panel discussions.

About Us: Karl Ahlrichs is a facilitator and presenter of complex and challenging topics to various and diverse audiences. He is skilled in solving complex human resources issues in all industries, with strengths in Accounting, Finance, and Banking.