Who is Karen L. Petersen?

Karen L. Petersen is a keynote speaker, consultant, educator, workshop facilitator, leadership advisor, advocate, and lifelong entrepreneur with a passion for empowering people, organizations, teams, businesses and stakeholders to live POWERFULLY and AUTHENTICALLY! 

Her methods and her message are centered in realizing our greatest potential by recognizing that we already have what we need to be successful; it’s not something that is found externally. Karen’s approach cultivates the talents, skills, and abilities that we ALREADY HAVE in order to propel us forward toward our BEST lives!

She shares a life-changing message that inspires action. This enables clients, organizations, businesses, and folks in EVERY walk of life to live our BEST lives by being true to ourselves!

Karen’s experiences are as varied as the audiences and audience members that she has spoken with. No conference is too big, and no group is insignificant. She has spoken to countless people in various settings, from corporate functions to correctional facilities.

We are all different, and different is AMAZING. When we show up as our TRUE selves – and leave all pretense behind us – we offer our BEST selves! Karen’s keynotes and her consulting services focus on shedding away the limiting thoughts, behaviors and beliefs that are hindering us so we can show up as we are MEANT to show up – unabashedly and unapologetically as US!

These lessons have been earned and these tenets hold true in social science, have held up in qualitative research, and are the foundation for personal and organizational development. Working with Karen and hiring her as a consultant for your organization and/or keynote speaker for your event will bring PRICELESS value to you and to those you serve!

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“I was not looking forward to the event at Tomoka Correctional Institute. However, that changed when I heard Karen Petersen speak. Okay, she was a little unorthodox to stay the least, and she admitted so. That’s why she was such a good fit for the program. She had an inspiring message! Very well presented! Her delivery almost made me want to commit a crime, be sentenced to Tomoka Correctional Institute and hear her message again! It was THAT good! Keep an eye on her – she’s a secret weapon.”

  • Jim C, Senior Vice President, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce

“Thank YOU for being a fabulous speaker.  We have a speaker every week and I have to tell you that you were the most professional speaker we have had this year!”

  • Thomas A., Speaker Chairman, NSB Kiwanis Club

“Karen’s successes and stories smashed right through many of my walls and sparked the self I lost so many years ago. As I was reading, I could hear her compassion, enthusiasm, coaching, cheering and celebration. The experiences she shared throughout this book related to and addressed about 100 different topics and issues beyond losing weight. It literally met me right where I was at, on every level, and with no coincidence. I cried, I laughed, I learned so much and truth be known I found a 100 reasons to keep living.”

  • Jill M., Client

“I never expected to feel so welcomed and supported by such a wonderful human being. Your overflowing warmth and generosity helped me through a time of serious uncertainty and feelings of hopelessness. I feel new purpose, and I am grateful that there are people like you, who continue to listen and give meaning to a person that will affect them for a lifetime. I thank you with all my heart for your help and faith. If is with great honor that I will work to one day do for others what you have done for me. Thank you.”

  • Imad E., Client