About Karen

As a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Stress Management Coach and Laughter Leader, I am passionate about helping my clients renew and restore their health and happiness in all aspects of life and manage stress to create powerful results with clarity. I have a joyful outlook and loads of enthusiasm. 

For the past 35 years, I have participated in and coached individuals and teams both in business and personal development settings. I am a team player and a dynamic team leader.

I worked in the financial services industry for 28 years specializing in many retail leadership roles, as well as trainer, coach, and facilitator of learning programs. I have received several awards of recognition for my contribution in the workplace and leadership abilities.

I have been called an effective communicator, a good listener, gentle, kind, and compassionate. I love helping people manage and embrace change, fulfill their potential, accomplish goals, execute strategies, enhance their performance and feel confident. 

I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, am happily married and a compassionate caregiver to many children as well as my beautiful amazing parents in their elder years.  The love of family keeps me strong.  I love to travel the world, have visited many places and countries worldwide and enjoy going whalewatching!

Vancouver Island



Being of service is my number one passion. 

I feel inspired in supporting and making a difference in my community locally and globally.  My philanthropic activities include volunteering and fundraising for Kids Help Phone, BC Children’s Hospital, Pacific Spirit Run, Beta Sigma Phi Int’l Women’s Sorority, Hope for the Nations Romania and feeding the homeless in Downtown Vancouver. 

In addition, I have been a member of and serve as a volunteer Core Committee member with the Valley Women’s Association – Surrey Delta Chapter, for the last 10 years.  I have served several terms on my Strata Council over the past 13 years.  I completed five half marathons with Team in Training, personally raising $15,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. 

Registrations / Qualifications: 

IMDHA – International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association

ICBCH – International Certification Board for Clinical Hypnotherapists



  • Coastal Academy of Hypnotic Arts and Science – Hypnotherapy Training
  • YOU Seminars – Cornerstone, Journey and Coaching Program
  • Advanced Hypnotherapy at YOU Academy of Advanced Hypnotherapy
  • IACT – Stress Management Counsellor Certification
  • Integrative Hypnosis& Coaching the Unconscious Mind – Melissa Tiers
  • Hypnotic Workers – Jason Linette
  • Real World Hypnosis: Identity By Design – David Snyder
  • Virtual Gastric Band – Sheila Granger
  • Medical Hypnosis – Richard Nongard

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