My name is Karen and
I'm a life coach
choosing to focus on helping women find joy again after experiencing loss.
I am in my mid 40's. I'm a wife and a mother. I have a wonderfully supportive husband and a gorgeous six year old daughter - inside and out (but I may be biased).
Most of my adult life I've been an accountant. But for a long time I've felt a yearning to help people. I have loved some parts of my work, but mostly connecting with people and helping people with their understanding of accounting in relation to their work.
I worked for Melbourne City Council for nearly 20 years when due to a restructure, my position was made redundant and I opted to take a package. This was about 2.5 years ago now.
I initially thought this was going to be a magical time (be careful what you wish for as it's been tough!). I gave myself the rest of 2017 to find my true purpose. To find my calling so I could dedicate the rest of my life to that. Well the year came to a close and I still had no idea. I felt lost. I didn't have my job as a definition of who I was any more. I didn't really want to be an accountant, so who was I now? I didn't have my workplace friends to keep me company. I wasn't a happy girl.
2018 saw me return to contract work so I had something to keep my mind occupied. It did that to some degree, but still that yearning.
In 2017 I used a life coach. I considered a lot of different avenues of study/career direction with her assistance. I did volunteer work at an aged care home. I volunteered with a local mum and bub's charity. Neither were the right fit.
As the journey continued I realised I liked the life coaching experience. Wouldn't it be good to learn the skills so I can use them for myself?
What unfolded was a massive growth time for myself and actually realising that I enjoy coaching people. I am now a fully qualified life coach having completed my studies with Beautiful You Coaching Academy.
I like to help guide people to achieve their dreams.
So would you like me to help guide you to your dreams?
PS - In a nutshell, this is what I've experienced in regards to loss and come out the other side.
loss of mum to cancer at 30
loss of one of my dogs at 31
marriage separation then divorce at 35
loss of my 2nd much loved dog at 36
loss of babies (miscarriage) in my early 40's
loss of the dream of having a 2nd child - letting it go
loss of my dad at 42
loss of a much loved work place at 43
loss of identify – who am I if I’m no longer an accountant?
So I think I know a thing or two about coming out the other side after experiencing loss.
You can too 💖