About Us and what we do at corporate retreats

Experience You Can Count On

Canvas Creek's unique team building experiences has hosted over 60,000 participants.  


     The Canvas Creek experience is tailored to your team's unique needs.  To book a discovery call, click here.  

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Our Founder

Karen Grosz

  Karen Grosz has been described as a a dynamo and a catalyst for change.  Growing up near Mt. Rushmore gave Karen a passion for high ideals, living in Alaska for 25 years, and now Montana, have given Karen a frontier spirit full of can do, will do and let's do it together energy.       

Deciding early on that she wanted learning and adventure, Karen has lived her life as a series of Nexts, each experience growing into the next.  This philosophy is the inspiration for her book, speeches and workshops, "What's Next?" 

Highlights of her career include:

  • Too shy to talk to three people at once
  • Public speaking awards
  • Housekeeping and daycare businesses
  • Top car salesperson
  • Direct Sales Company sales and recruiting record holder
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Sales Manager with a $50 million dollar field
  • Insurance Agent for just long enough to know she would rather coach than sell
  • Co-Owner In Good Glazes
  • President and Developer of Canvas Creek Team Building 
  • Author of What's Your Excuse, What's Next and Seasoned
  • Married for 39 years--- to the same guy 

Karen is a Rotarian and RYLA Director, an active Chamber of Commerce member,  a Boys and Girls Club board member, Founder of "I'll Help",  Founding member of 100 Strong.  Monday Videos – An avowed morning person and lover of starting fresh, Karen has a large following of her Monday morning videos on Linked  In.    Video example  Mission statement – "My mission is to inspire others to be their best, to try the next thing, to know that they are worth every effort it takes to live their Next."    Message Karen directly at  

What's Next Blog

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Developed after years of Canvas Creek events, ThinkShops combine Thinkshop thinking with Workshop learning, these are great for corporate retreats and team bonding activities. 

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