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About Karen Karsten

Karen Karsten is a Whole Life Coach, writer, movie lover and artist who likes to help people reclaim their lives from a busy, hustling world. A world that rustles away time and dreams. Put yourself back in control of your own life--Life Coaching can help you find out where you are now, where you want to be, and chart a path to get there. Who you are is the beginning of awareness about yourself and awareness is the first step towards change and growth. Coaching is the best gift you can give yourself.   


Karen received her initial coaching certification (CPCC) in 2008 from Coaches Training International, and was awarded her International Coach Federation (ICF) credential (ACC) in 2012. She abides by the ICF code of ethics for coaches.


She completed Artella's ARTbundance™ Coach Certification Training in 2010. This training consisted of in-depth, soul-stirring study of the ARTbundance™ Principles and ARTsignments™ as well as working 1-on-1 with clients to apply the ARTbundance™ Principles to help them follow their heart's true desires. An ARTbundance™ Coach is a unique hybrid of inspiring coach, creativity teacher, workshop leader, and spiritual guide. This unique training allows me to greatly assist clients in accessing and using their creativity in powerful ways to catalyze greater awareness, joy, prosperity, and meaning in life.


As an ARTbundance™ Coach, her coaching method is anchored in the following cornerstones:

  • The heart of the ARTbundance™ philosophy is deeply rooted in art and spirituality.
  • Spirituality is multi-faceted, and everyone inhabits their own unique creativity. ARTsignments™ allow people to move beyond their minds to engage both their imaginations and bodies, allowing concepts to sink in deeply and powerfully.
  • The 9 ARTbundance™ Principles are powerful guides for a prosperous life, which provide a framework for the coaching process
  • An emphasis on tools instead of rules allows the focus to be on the client's discovery via creative tools, rather than predictable "advice" or constricting "rules"
  • The coaching relationship is nurtured by the development and refinement of mutual intuition from both parties.
  • Prosperity and abundance of ALL kinds are emphasized and celebrated.


Graduate of Artbundance Coaching

Graduate of Coaches Training International

B.A., English, University of Minnesota

Graduate study, creative writing, Hamline University

Certified facilitator, Purpose Project

Trained by and affiliated with the Purpose Project™, a joint project of the University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing and Richard Leider of the Inventure Group.

Other Experience

Chief Inspiration Office, Think You Can

Executive Director, Rich Chicks

President, Minnesota Coaches Association 2012

Adjunct Instructor, WomenVenture

Community Organizations

Past president Highland Park Business and Professional Women (BPWMN)

Past president South Suburban National Organization of Women (NOW)

Past president, Federally Employed Women (FEW)

Think You Can

Is a Life Coaching company based on Henry Ford's philosophy: "Think you can, think you can't-- either way, you're right."

Try Journaling

It's like raking the dead leaves out of your brain.

Journaling is a way to talk to yourself. Often, you don't really know how you think or feel about something until you get it down on paper. Right now, open your journal and write down a problem you are having difficulty with, then close the journal. Go about your day, and at the end of the day, open your journal and write down several solutions to that problem. Write quickly. See how smart you are? You already knew what needed to happen. Trust your self to know!


What Do I Need to Start Journaling?

You don't need any special tools--a fancy pen and expensive journals are necessary. A simple spiral notebook, a pen you feel comfortable with and your willingness to write on a regular basis is all you need. A regular basis doesn't have to be every day, but the more you talk to yourself in your journal, the better you will get to know the most important person in your life--YOU!

There are no rules to journaling--it's wide open. (a couple of suggestions: use ink, not pencil and always date the page)


Get in Sync with Yourself

A great way to get started is to ask yourself a question. Here's a great question: "Who am I?"