With nearly 40 years of experience, Karen is a passionate speaker/trainer and coach/consultant for individuals and businesses that aspire for communication excellence to improve relationships, marketing and increase sales. A graduate of ASU, Karen taught elementary school before entering corporate America as a sales/marketing executive. Working at Xerox, ADT, CIGNA, San Diego Rehab Hospital and Greystone Senior Living, Karen developed skills as a leader, sales expert, big vision thinker, generational communication expert and longevity change agent.
Using real life adventures with her corporate expertise, Karen is able to inspire, empower and teach methods that help others become crystal clear about actions needed to build the framework of communication skills that produce more personal and business success. She combines the best of 20th century with the new 21st century platforms of communication, business and living skills.
I love this adventure called life!
I've had a wonderful professional career from elementary teacher to sales, marketing and business leadership. I have enjoyed my corporate positions as well as my solopreneur ventures. I learned that life is not about personal or business but both intertwined. Life is about learning how to listen to inner wisdom and creatively combine personal interests and passions and manifest jobs and prosperity that supports this. I've never stopped learning and no matter what my age, I continue to seek ways to experience life in new ways and make a difference.
Helping others is a life long passion. The path I took to become a highly respected expert looks like a highway system. My life path includes straight stretches, curves, cross overs, retraced and most importantly continued roadways.
- leadership, mentoring and team participation
- communication clarity and big picture vision
- attention to detail and optimistic high energy
- inspiring action and collaborative partnering
- developed training programs.
- marketed services to physicians,
- sold advertising and designed ad layouts,
- became a coffee barista,
- sold corporate wellness programs and health insurances,
- managed events and created theme events, and
- marketed senior living services.
My entrepreneurial spirit showed up when I launched a business selling gourmet coffee and mini donuts at street fairs and became an event planner. I've even been a professional bartender at an upscale resort on the shores at La Jolla and a security guard at the San Diego Convention Center. With a passion for sharing information, I've created and facilitated training programs for employee excellence, for life visioning and for higher communication in relationships.
Using my real life experiences and adventures coupled with those of my clients, I bring the real world into focus with actionable activities to enrich and positively change the lives of others. I have successfully transitioned into multiple industries and I speak from the heart in leading others to vision themselves into
the personal and professional life of their dreams. Personal and professional lives are intertwined so I easily share my personal story as an example of using personal challenges to take our lives to the next higher level.