Karen's Blog

Announcing my new website

Thanks to my amazing team, I’ve launched my new website at the Financial Recovery Institute. I want to thank: *  my VA and awesome Project Manager (and more) Kristy Schnabel of It's Virtually Done; *  my copywriting guru Nancy Tierney at Nancy Tierney - Firecracker Communications; *  and my web developer/graphic design phenom Rachel Vane at RC Vane Print + Web Design. If you need any of these services, please check them out!...Continue Reading

Free Webinar About Becoming a Money Coach

On Saturday, August 24, at 10:00 am PT, I’m offering a free 45-minute webinar that will give you in-depth information about the Financial Recovery Counselor training and answer any questions you may have. We will cover: How the training transforms your own relationship with money. The 3 dimensions of the training curriculum. The cost of the training. How quickly you can start seeing clients and making money as a trainee. The Certification Process. The support you’ll receive as you build your business. What it’s like to be mentored by me. Even though this webinar already happened, head here to request a training interview with Karen. If you are drawn to the idea of having your own business, working your own hours and making great money by serving others, I invite you to attend this free webinar and learn more ab...Continue Reading

How to Create a Career You Love: My Simple Secret

Sometimes, the simplest things can be the most powerful. And life-changing. Back in 1987, I had what most people would consider a good corporate job. Every day, I’d get dressed in an elegant suit, grab my Italian leather briefcase, hop into my silver Nissan 280ZX sports coupe, and head to 101 California Street in San Francisco’s Financial district. From the outside, my life looked terrific. But it felt terrible. My work was literally making me sick. I suffered from horrible stomachaches, and I was incredibly depressed… and desperate. Desperate to find a new career. A friend of mine who was working on his Masters in Career Counseling suggested that I spend 10 minutes, twice a day, doing a simple visualization. I only did it once a day, but I did it faithfully. I began by closing my eyes and imaging my ideal day. I s...Continue Reading

Case Study – Trust and Responsibility

Many people did not learn to trust themselves or to grow through taking responsibility. Ann, for example, was never allowed to cross the street by herself until she was thirteen. Her mother told her friend, Valerie, “Be sure to watch Ann when you go downtown. Don’t you girls cross the street until the light turns green.” Even as a grown mother of two children herself, Ann has a deep dread about moving out of the “secure” position she has as a receptionist in a tiny mail-order business in a warehouse district. A typical under-earner, Ann was never allowed to make decisions about her life until she left home to go to college. She fears obtaining a more challenging job situation because she has an inner dread of taking risks and leaving her protective cocoon, repeatedly finding situations that continue her under-earning pattern....Continue Reading

Case Study: No Magic Measurement

I once counseled a woman named Leslie who told me a story about envy. Leslie’s family was comfortably middle class. Her parents were both professors at the university in town, and they earned a good income doing work they loved. Leslie and her brother and sister enjoyed a wide range of pleasures, such as ski vacations in the local mountains. When she was in fifth grade, Leslie befriended a girl named Sharon, who was from a much wealthier family. Sharon lived in an enormous and opulent home which had a tennis court, an avocado orchard, and a pool. They even had a personal chef. If the friend took a ski vacation, it was to Switzerland. But her parents were rarely home and in their place was a nanny. Leslie left that day feeling envious of her friend’s home and her lifestyle. It began to eat at her. She started making comments ...Continue Reading