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About Karen

Mental Fitness Coach

I am not your typical coach and my path to the field of life coaching is as unique as I am.

I am an honorably discharged United States Marine. I followed that up with 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff working in the jails. It was there that I started coaching. I had a heart to inspire those around me to break free from the status quo they resigned themselves to living.
Several years later, I started working in the corporate world for the first time. Again, I found myself called to inspire people to stop settling for their routines. It was here that I was first called a life coach.

I received my Life Coach and Solution-Focused Coach Certification in July 2018 from Universal Coaching Institute.
From there I went back to school and obtained my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology with the latter emphasis in Life Coaching.
Last September, I completed a 6-week Mental Fitness program through, and as one of their coaches, I facilitate people through the program as well as coach people using the Positive Intelligence framework.
I am also a published author, working on the second edition of my first book, about how I learned to set boundaries and make myself my own priority against the backdrop of the online dating apps.
I am also starting my second book, my first fictional work, about the struggles of getting to and maintaining weight loss for people who know how to lose weight but don't understand why they don't keep it off.

I believe there is something to learn from each situation, struggle, and challenge we face.

With each thing we learn, we grow.

There is no magic pill to succeeding in life.

Each person has to put in the work for the life they want to live. 



Master of Science

Grand Canyon University

Psychology with emphasis in Life Coaching

Capstone project on Weight Loss Maintenance research


Bachelor of Arts
National University

General Psychology

July 2018

Certified Life Coach

Universal Coaching Institute

   (prior to name change)

Studied fundamentals of life coaching

Graduated with Honors

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