1. As a stress relief coach, Karen teaches everyday women simple stress relief and forgiveness strategies so they can live happier lives. What did she teach you, and how did you apply it in your life?
Karen is amazing. She taught me to breathe and be present. Her calm demeanor when interacting with me parallels her message beautifully. I was able and am able to take this key concept and apply it to all areas of my life not just for the ‘big’ moments of stress.
2. How did what Karen teach you affect your immediate life?
Karen has been an instrumental part of my journey towards self-discovery and self-acceptance. Her continuous encouragement, support, and kindness in suggestions has enabled me to put my goals into action. Huge ‘high five’ moments I have been able to share with Karen are paying off significant college loan debt and emerging whole out of a broken relationship. She has helped me realize my potential and I have been able to capture dreams of traveling the world and doing so with confidence.
3. Is there anything else you want us to know?
Kind, gentle, a great listener, and encouraging. Karen has been there during momentous trials and tribulations in my life and coached and lit the way for me when I couldn’t see very far. Thank you thank you thank you!
Marlena Smith, Miller-Motte College of Wilmington
“I wanted to share a light bulb moment with you… During my next class after your visit, one of my students began to share with his classmates how he applied the knowledge that you had shared. He talked about his interest in the Music Industry and how he longed for a mentor. Already being familiar with Twitter, he decided to start there. He was able to join several groups and immediately got responses. Let the networking begin… His fellow classmates inquired if he could take the time to show them how and what he did. Without hesitation, he did so after class!
It was great seeing them showing interest not only on a personal level but to the interest of fellow classmates as well. Sometimes we need to hear the small testimonies to further prepare us for what we may or may not be passionate about while helping someone else prepare for the road ahead.
Thank you again for sharing your invaluable information on Networking, on and offline.”
“I felt very comfortable during my coaching call with Karen. She was very down to earth and easy to talk to. After the session, I felt a sense of relief. It can be hard talking about your plans and issues with friends, and she understood me, and knew exactly what to say and do for me. She wasn’t judgmental about the things I said, and she wasn’t pushy with her opinions.”
“My greatest take away was to try some of the suggestions she gave me. I’ve only been doing some of the things for a short amount of time, and I can already feel a change! I would definitely recommend Karen as a coach because she knew exactly what to say, and gave me great recommendations.”
“During the coaching session, Karen made me feel heard, supported, and safe to share my fears, concerns, and anything else that I thought of. I felt guided. I loved Karen’s high energy and enthusiasm! I could tell she was committed to our call and to helping me find focus in my business. It felt like talking to a close friend who was on my team and ready to help take me to the next level.”
My greatest take away is that I learned that there’s a power in following my gut and my passion. I can’t serve everyone and not everyone can benefit from what I have to offer. The key is being true to myself, and that’s when I’ll be best able to serve others.
“I would absolutely recommend Karen as a coach! Karen is great at listening to your needs, helping you zero in on a focused issue or desire, and then helping you brainstorm ways to make it happen. I left our call feeling invigorated, inspired, and determined.”
“Before my coaching session with Karen I felt unsure about certain decisions in my life. After my session, I felt reassured about my dream of becoming a veterinary assistant because I had given up on working with animals. I enjoyed how friendly and personal Karen was. My biggest take-away was that I should take my self-care much seriously and take better care of myself.
“I would recommend Karen as a coach because she thought of many things that I didn’t think of. When I refused to put effort into anything concerning myself, Karen gave me the push I needed to get started!”
“During the coaching session I felt that Karen understood what I was going through, and there wasn’t any judgment. After my session, I felt energized to implement and continue with some of the best practices and recommended suggestions. I enjoyed being able to talk some things out with someone who not only listened, but also offered encouragement and feedback.
My greatest take away was to research other entrepreneurs within my niche to gain inspiration from their success. I will also work on a vision board to help gain more clarity on how I want to structure my business.
“I would definitely recommend Karen as a coach because she empathized and listened from the beginning, and offered relevant and actionable solutions to move forward.”