Let me

introduce myself

I'm Karen

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 💖