"Helping you find your inner light, like coal that has turned into a shiny diamond."
Karen is an intuitive, evidential medium, and currently studying to be a Spiritual Life Coach.
She can help you gain insight into your life with her intuitive readings and or mediumship sittings.
Are you ready for a journey of transformation and discovery? Look no further and book your appointment today!
From Beauty Beginner to Business Boss
Karen has always loved making others look and feel beautiful. As a natural-born spiritual medium and intuitive, she let her intuition guide her, at the ripe age of 17, to enroll at the prestigious Estelle Academy of Hair Design in Edmonton. Before long, Karen was winning awards for her makeup and hairdressing techniques and, after renting a chair in a local salon, quickly became a hair and makeup instructor for the Academy. Her exciting and rollercoaster career as a successful businesswoman was set in motion.
Within a couple of years, Karen helped pioneer Canada’s mobile beauty industry after partnering with The Mobile Hair Company, one of the country’s first mobile hair services. Her career began to snowball. Karen became a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist for weddings and in productions across TV, film, and theatre, with a number of elite athletes and Canadian celebrities on her client list.
Karen decided to set up In Motion Style Group, a 5000-square foot salon and spa headquarters with a full staff team of over 12 industry professionals. The business also included its own brand of hair, makeup and skincare products called “In Motion Cosmetics” as well as a makeup academy. Ready to turn the brand into a nationwide franchise, Karen dived headfirst into managing operations for the rapidly-growing business without taking a breath until, one day, she had a near-death experience. Karen realized her busy working life had masked a chronic health issue that could have been fatal. She swallowed her pride and walked away to heal for six months, turning the business over to her partner temporarily.
But the business couldn’t survive without Karen. Her plans for a nationwide franchise were over. Left with only three small salons located in senior hospitals and facilities, Karen was faced with a tough reality: she had to start again.
Swapping Struggle for Success
Despite the setbacks, Karen pushed forward. She sold In Motion Style Group and having recovered from her health issues, she kicked into high gear. She started a new business, Golden Age Divas, and managed to rapidly scale those three small shops up to sixteen beauty salons located in seniors’ facilities. Karen’s golden touch had created another empire - and again, she had plans to take the senior brand, Golden Age Divas, nationwide.
Karen, who prides herself on developing systems and protocols, quickly became the leading figure for consulting and contracting services for senior facilities of all levels of care across Alberta. She was nominated for the Alberta Women’s Entrepreneur Award and the Global Women of Vision Awards. Then, at the top of her game, strife struck again. After a series of life-changing experiences, including the death of her parents and a painful divorce, the tireless routine of work and stress became too much. Karen was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Once Karen fell ill, she had to choose between her mental health or her business. The entrepreneur followed her intuition and closed Golden Age Divas to save herself.
Leaving Her Legacy Behind
Since the closing of Golden Age Divas, Karen moved to be near the ocean on Vancouver Island. She began a new life and nursed her health back to its optimum potential, coming out stronger on the other side. She has since become an advocate for those suffering and recovering from mental health.
Following her recovery, Karen has written her first self-help memoir - an empowering confessional story which details how she overcame multiple traumas to emerge as the hero in her own journey. Karen plans to have it published soon.
After the hardships Karen suffered when she first moved to Vancouver Island which she writes about in her tell-all memoir, Karen realized that she has always been a medium and intuitive. She remembers seeing Spirit from the very young age of five. Karen began her tarot journey at the age of 13, when she had been gifted her very first ‘Rider Waite’ Tarot Deck. Spirit was calling and Karen answered. Karen professionally studied mediumship with teachers from the Arthur Findlay College in England, a college of Spiritualism and psychic sciences. Karen has also studied spirituality, mediumship, and Spiritual life Coaching with renowned medium James Van Praagh, at his JVP School of Mystical Arts. Karen is an avid fan of Abraham Hicks and has attended her retreats to study the Law of Attraction. Karen then took her training further to train as a Law of Attraction Life Coach. Karen has taken numerous life coaching and spiritual courses over the last 6 years, including Reiki levels 1 and 2, Spiritual Healing, and Soul Studies as well as advanced tarot training.
Karen’s passion for spirituality and helping people gave her the inspiration to start her own business once again. For the first time in her life Karen is claiming the life she was born to live, which is to help people find their purpose and worth and to teach them to move past turmoil. She wishes to help others live a life which feeds their soul, much like turning coal into a shiny diamond. It was as a result of the hardships that she experienced that Karen realized her soul's purpose and she now lives a happy minimalist life because of what she has learned. She spends her time walking the beaches of Vancouver Island with friends and studies the Art of Spirit whenever she can. Karen is excited to offer her spiritual soul coaching programs to people who want to lead a simpler life which will feed their soul.