What people are saying …

“Karen’s ability to listen and understand and then offer suggestions, guidance, and ideas has been tremendously helpful in my effort to sort out my struggles and roadblocks in both my personal relationships and as I begin to set some new goals for the next chapter in my life. She is concise and clear and helped me to distill my jumbled thoughts so that I could get down to some specific work. She is lovingly grounding.”

—Cheryl S., Actress

“Meeting with Karen has brought immense change and growth to my life. I was able to navigate through difficult circumstances with her support and I couldn’t be more grateful. Her weekly sessions always gave me nuggets to ponder over the coming week. I really enjoyed journaling prompts and reflections that she would send after each session.”

—Alice C., Nonprofit Administrator

“Coaching with Karen has been a wonderful experience. It has given me several tools and strategies to manage some pretty significant life transitions. She has a unique ability to articulate complex topics in a way that is understandable and compassionate. From the very first session, her intuition was remarkable. I felt like she deeply understood me and where I was coming from. Would highly recommend her work for anyone looking to learn more about themselves or gain strategies for dealing with the difficult things that life throws our way.”

—Summer L., Nutritionist

“I had vague hopes that coaching would be ‘helpful’ at this point in my life; I had no idea how profoundly transformative it would be.  I gained insights and perspectives that I wish I had understood literally decades ago.”

—Barbara W., PhD, African American History Scholar and Grant Writer

“Karen helped me find wisdom from within to harness my power and gifts. In addition to offering concrete, strategic advice, Karen helped me break through outdated patterns and gain clarity on how I can make a meaningful impact in this world through her intuitive, responsive and caring approach.”

—Elizabeth H., Executive Recruiter

“Karen taught me the importance of self-compassion. I feel well equipped to face any circumstances (good or bad) with patience and resilience. I know that my thoughts and feelings are a mental construct and through compassion I am able to ride the waves that I previously thought were brick walls.”

—Hassan A., Finance & Engineering

Coaching with Karen has been an invitation to be present and show up in my relationships, life, and work. Karen holds a compassionate and supportive space in individual and group coaching … Working with Karen one-on-one has helped me connect with my values, what has meaning for me, and feeling empowered to act in my personal life and at work. She has an incredible ability to listen, reflect, ask insightful questions, and offer guidance and practices. Her coaching includes a wide range of tools, and she moves between them with attention and care for what makes sense for me and the situation. I deeply appreciate and highly recommend her coaching.”

–Suzanne V., Research & Legal Action

“Working with Karen has been very powerful. She has a deep understanding of not only how people work within themselves, but the power of action, energy, and just being with what is. She has been such a profound teacher and mentor in my life.”

—Hannah R., Psychology Student

“Working with Karen has been truly an awakening experience for me.  Karen is a grounded guide who is deeply rooted in the work she does.  I started hoping to change my habits which I thought was just a matter of making different choices.  It was Karen who helped me understand there was so much more contributing to my habits by serving as a mirror through guided conversation, helping me make these deeper realizations on my own, making them all the more profound. Our time together has opened my eyes, setting my life in a new, more enlightened direction.  I couldn’t be more grateful for our time together and would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for guidance of any kind.”

—Katy S., Teacher

“Karen came to me at a perfect time in my life. I had just quit a job that I loved but had some personal issues with my boss and others working with me. I was between homes, had just experienced a natural disaster and my community was recovering, and just felt really insecure and out of control. We used Zoom for our remote sessions, since I live abroad, and our connection still felt personal. I felt comfortable with her almost immediately. She taught me coping skills and helped me to see other perspectives. Now I am moving forward with compassion for myself and others, some skills to calm my anxious mind, and communication skills to de-escalate touchy conversations in my relationships.”

—Jessica L., Gardener & Food Educator

“Karen is one of the best/closest listeners I’ve ever had the pleasure to talk to: she pays very close attention to every word spoken, and because of this she positions herself to provide the most relevant, helpful, and personally-tailored guidance and encouragement to each client.”

—Deek S., Fiction Writer

“Karen is a compassionate and wise teacher, coach and role model. She offers a wonderful mix of warmth, humanity, humor, and knowledge in her approach. I recommend her coaching groups highly!”

— Brooke P., Psychotherapist