Testimonials

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Lorna Anderson - Fashion Designer

I was coached by Karen cross-continentally, whilst living in San Francisco. I had long been questioning my life’s purpose and what the career for me looked like. I had an idea of my interests but Karen helped me to acknowledge my values, needs and wants. She allowed me to see the possibilities. Each session was jam packed with empowerment, support and joy. I walked away feeling motivated, uplifted and ready to take on the world. Karen has played a transformative role in my life, of which I will never forget. And I could not give Karen a higher recommendation. 

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Hannah Pudner - Deputy CEO

It’s no under-estimation to say that working with Karen has radically improved my outlook, perspective and confidance. I knew where I wanted to be, but was unsure about how to get there. It turns out I had the tools all along, Karen helped me realise this and now there’s no stopping me. It feels fabulous. Thank you Karen!

Vic Langer - CEO
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Feeling pretty stressed, with too much on my plate, and not being able to leave the house I knew I had to get myself some support, so I reached out to Karen.  Exactly the right decision.  From day 1 of working with Karen she has been kind, patient and supportive, but also challenging in that direct, yet respectful way she does so well.  I am currently in a job that I absolutely love and wouldn’t have got without the work Karen and I did together.  She is just so wise and insightful.  I am so pleased that I decided to invest in myself and delighted that it's continuing to have such a brilliant impact. 

Georgie Drake - Comms and Events Specialist
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Karen came highly recommended to me by two friends and in turn I now highly recommend her to others! I came to Karen with a particular desire to change my career. She helped me to prioritise and focus on exactly what I needed to do; she reframed ideas that helped me see my story from an outside perspective; and she drew on insights from my past that gave weight to achievements I hadn’t considered. She’s given me a huge confidence boost and set me up well to walk in to new professional situations. I’ve loved working with her; I live in Singapore and she was instantly accommodating of the location and time difference, arranging convenient and effective virtual sessions which were always so positive and useful, and left me feeling totally re-energised.

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Jenni Thompson - Account Director

Karen helped me to prioritise what matters most and, through a process of establishing my core values, she enabled me to start making decisions that benefit my future goals and wellbeing instead of other people's. It was brilliant to work with Karen, so good that I am a repeat customer. I would wholeheartedly recommend her. In fact, I have been telling anyone who will listen about the benefits of coaching and encouraging others to book some time in too!

Cleo Hector - Brand Manager

I sought Coaching when I felt my life was spiralling out of control. Karen helped me to think clearly about what I wanted and prevented me from being overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task at hand. She is a warm, kind woman who is compassionate and also a calming presence. She made me realise that I could change my life and there was no need to panic. Coaching was the beginning of me getting my life back together! 

Kelly Truscott - Dance Movement Psychotherapist

I wholeheartedly recommend coaching with Karen. The sessions were the turning point where I decided to change many aspects of my life, in particular my career. I trained to become a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and set-up my own business. I found Karen to not only be insightful and committed to my journey but also compassionate about my struggles. She offered a caring and supportive space for me to explore but she also believed in my potential which was invaluable.

Dani Moseley - Actress

I was going through a really bad business relationship that took over me mentally & emotionally, affecting who I was & therefore affecting my business. I had some sessions with Karen & it really helped to put things into perspective & get my mental state back on the right track. Karen is patient & caring. She really allowed me to open up & to get to the crux of the problem, without feeling ashamed or embarrassed which I had felt for many years. I would highly recommend her services!

Lucy Hawthorne - Campaigns Manager

Karen was a patient Coach, she allowed me space to consider questions asked and enabled me to reach my own conclusions. She sounded ideas back to me, so that I could hear my own doubts in what I was saying. This enabled me to trust my instincts and to make a decision. When I was stuck on the right thing to do she helped me to imagine ahead and look back on myself based on each course of action. This helped me to understand my feelings about my goal and to take action. I would certainly recommend Karen as a Coach. 

Davy Limliman - Entrepreneur

Sessions with Karen helped me decide on my goal and realise what I needed to do and when. I had so much going on in my head at the time, lots of ideas but wasn't getting things done. Following our coaching sessions I felt motivated to take those steps necessary to achieve my goal. I broadened my portfolio of skills and trained to be a BareConcept teacher, I now teach 12 fitness classes a week.

She made me feel empowered and helped me to realise that I can achieve anything I set my mind to!

Laura Pike - Freelance Consultant and Trainer

Karen has been a great support to me over the past 6 months as I’ve established my freelance career and I would highly recommend her as a Coach.  Her positive energy and approach were just what I needed and she provided the perfect balance of challenge and support to encourage me to move things forward.  I wouldn’t be where I am without her input and will continue to access her coaching as my business develops. 

Danielle Harding - Nurse

Coming to my half century, I felt uncertain where my future was heading, in my personal and professional life. I kept questioning myself as to what, when, how and equally as important 'why'. Having the opportunity to have some coaching sessions from Karen gave such clarity to my direction in life. It was a little daunting at first to put myself under scrutiny, but with Karen's warmth, kindness and focus together she gave me the ability to clarify my direction for the next half century. I have some very clear timelines for aims and achievements and this has given me a real feeling of contentment and direction that had been lacking over the last few years. My career is the most interesting, fun and balanced it has been in years. I would highly recommend Karen as a coach to anyone who needs some coaching in life, personally or professionally.

Minda Burgos-Lukes - Social Justice Consultant

After working for an organisation for over 14 years, I took a much-needed break. My planned three months off quickly turned into seven. I began applying for roles I didn’t really want, which left me deflated and demotivated. I had ideas and needed help to get things moving. Having known Karen for many years, as a colleague and friend, I was initially apprehensive about seeking coaching from her. In practice, Karen’s pre-existing knowledge of me and my work history enhanced the coaching relationship and I felt able to be totally honest about my ambitions and fears. Sessions with Karen provided the space and discipline I needed to clarify what motivates me and how I could make a living out of it. Within a few months, I set up as a freelancer working with small social justice organisations to create positive and lasting change. I love the work I do and Karen helped me to make this ambition a reality. 

Fikir Assefa, Senior Programme Management Office

I started working with Karen when I moved into a more senior role at work, and I needed to work through feelings I had around owning more responsibility, feeling secure in my ideas and opinions, and leadership more generally. Karen's sessions were almost like magic.  She would listen to what I said very closely, after asking what I always thought were fairly general and open questions, but would lead me to explore the feelings I was having.  She would go as far as repeating back things I had said, that would be extremely revelatory, but I had somehow missed I was saying.  Through further probing, and unpacking what I was saying, Karen helped me to identify the things that were blocking me from moving though the feelings I was having, and ultimately stopping me from holding my role, and other opportunities I might have, with confidence and using the skills I already have to their fullest. Karen also helped me to understand the importance of breaking a cycle of being overwhelmed, by breaking down opportunities presented to me, and aspirations I have for myself, into steps that are practically achievable, so that I can feel the incremental steps of achieving my goals rather than resting all of my anxiety on some huge goal that no one would ever achieve in one go. I am now much more confident in holding space (and not just at work); understanding the different ways I can be and already am a leader; expressing my opinions; and have started thinking about the steps I am going to take towards what I'd like to do beyond my current role. 

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Kat Sullivan - Founder and Director

I have no hesitation in recommending Karen for coaching sessions. In our very first conversation, we unlocked the crux of my major work frustrations and before I knew it, I was set up with a plan to work for myself. Two and a half years later, I have a thriving business, providing Governance, Organisational Leadership and Democracy support to third sector organisations. I love working for myself and I'm proud to have achieved what I had previously not imagined possible. I still use Karen for her combined skills of letting me talk until we hit on the thing that’s in my way, challenging my own tendencies towards imposter syndrome, and an ability to know when I am giving excuses for just not doing the things I need to do to move on. Passionate about the importance of self-worth and tackling discrimination, Karen is particularly good at restoring my belief in what I can do to change the world. Empowering, supportive, motivational. Everything you could want in a coach. 

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