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.
Chief Inspiration Office, Think You Can
Executive Director, Rich Chicks
President, Minnesota Coaches Association 2012
Adjunct Instructor, WomenVenture
Past president Highland Park Business and Professional Women (BPWMN)
Past president South Suburban National Organization of Women (NOW)
Past president, Federally Employed Women (FEW)