Hi, I’m Karen.
An accredited Personal and Business coach.
And a Mum, wife, sister, daughter, friend, coach, teacher, & business owner.
Just like you I wear many hats and some days its a struggle keeping up.
I know what its like to be busy.
But what you really need to know about me is that I’m dedicated to helping women like you do the work you love all without sacrificing your health, family and fun.
You may call it having Work-Life Balance… I call it Work-Life Satisfaction.
I once had a boss who referred to me as ‘the willing workhorse’ and I was actually proud of it. I used to think the hardest thing about having a successful career would be finding a job I loved. But really that was just the beginning.
Knowing when to stop working, now that’s a real challenge for me. I’m a passionate gal and when I commit I’m in there boots and all. And when I love what I do my brain is ticking over night and day.
Switching off and finding a balance didn’t come easily to me, it was something I had to learn.
But let me backtrack a little, to why I decided to learn how to lead a more balanced life.
Early on all my hard work and dedication seemed to pay off. I was promoted frequently, often before I expected it. I earned good money in a job I enjoyed and I was also supporting my husband to grow a very successful small business. (I worked those 2 jobs for years and years).
Health on the other hand was not so great. I went from meningitis to pneumonia with lock-jaw in between and I’d spend the first half of most holidays sound asleep and the second half worrying about all the work piling up back at work. A good night sleep was a fantasy and gym was somewhere I went to punish myself.
Work was my everything and I wore busyness like a badge of honour.
And then I wanted to become a Mum.
To be honest I had motherhood on my 5 year plan, like any other goal I thought I could just get it done… Boy was I wrong.
When you struggle to have a baby you question everything about the way you live.
Over four years and during some very dark times I realised there was more to life than work and I would’ve given my career away many times over to be guaranteed what I truly wanted.
Instead I dedicated myself to finding ways to keep doing what I loved, to lead more effectively and to work in ways that supported my life and protected my health.
Eventually I became a coach and mentor for other leaders in my company and I became passionate about understanding truly effective leadership.
And then I became a Mum and my work life balance had a whole new set of challenges.
How do I continue being the person I know I can be and also be the Mum I know I want to be?
At this time I continued in a part time role as a Leadership Coach. At work I was helping managers become great leaders and teaching them how to work smarter not harder.
At home I was a frenzied wreck, consumed with ‘getting it right’ and trying to do everything myself. I never had enough time or felt I could get it all done. Most days I was drowning in comparison, confused about what I wanted and struggling to survive emotionally. I really was a mess.
Then one day, (while sobbing into the laundry basket) it hit me. I was a Leadership Coach and yet I wasn’t leading the greatest thing of all.
I now believe the greatest thing you’ll ever lead is your one great life.
That unless you get clear on what you want you’ll be leaving your life up to chance and you’ll resent it. Great life leadership means looking at the big picture, your whole life. Knowing what’s important to you and using your time, energy and attention to achieve what matters most.
I believe that no matter where you are today and what’s happening for you, you always have the power to change your life.
Now its over to you
After 20 years spent researching, practicing and teaching how to effectively lead great teams and coaching others to do the same I now help people like you balance the work you love with fun and good health.
Whether you have a small business, small team or a small herd at home, if you’re looking to do what you love and have more time for play then I’m here to help you do it. Through my one on one coaching sessions and group workshops I’m committed to sharing the very best of what I’m living and learning to help you lead a balanced life you love everyday.
Full potential with ease here you come.
Working with me is easy
Over the years I’ve taught countless women who work hard how to be successful. I’ve coached business owners, team leaders, Mums and entrepreneurs to let go of the pressure they put themselves under and to work and lead more effectively, while having a life too.
Ready to reconnect with how you want to feel and know what it is truly important to you? Want to know how to switch off at the end of the day without any guilt then let’s talk.
Contact me today and book your FREE 30 minute discovery call and I’ll help you find that Work-Life Satisfaction you crave.