Coach Karen

Finding Your Pearls


Helps us to see what is there

instead of what isn’t.



Giving Thanks

What are you thankful for? Can you list at least 20 reasons?
In honor of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for at least these 5:
– My HEALTH: A car accident 30 years ago left me with a broken neck. I am thankful for my recovery, and the support I have to stay flexible.
– My FAMILY: I am thankful for my first love coming back into my life nearly 10 years ago. Through our ups and downs, we’ve nurtured our beautifully blended family.
– My FRIENDS: They have provided a hand to celebrate, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent to, a silly face to make me smile, a hug when I really needed it, and many wonderful memories. I am blessed to have them in my life.
– My EDUCATION: I am thankful for my drive to never stop learning for it has continued to develop my skills and abilities, and opened doors to opportunities I couldn’t have before imagined.
– My CAREER PASSION: I am thankful for the opportunities over the last 2 decades to have touched the lives of many people, and to have them enrich mine as well. Confucius was right to say “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I am blessed to be living my passion!
May you also stop to count your blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!

Advice. Life. Empowerment. Ambitions. Self-Esteem. Friendship. Confidence.

Career / Finances

“Time is not measured by the passing of years
but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.”
~ Jawaharlal Nehru

What skills and abilities do you chose to utilize in your life?  How do you manage your finances, now and for the future?  Career & Finance resources include:

  • Career Planning & Development:
    • Assessing Yourself
    • Searching for a Job
    • Writing Your Cover Letter
    • Interviewing
    • Accepting the Job
    • Jobbing Temporarily – internships, summer jobs, temp jobs
    • Achieving Success on the Job
  • Finances:
    • Organizing
    • Budgeting


What career path do you want to take?  Do you know what you want to do?  Are you happy with the path you are on not?  This section includes assessing yourself, searching for a job, writing your resume and cover letter, interviewing, accepting the job, finding a temporary job, and achieving success on the job.

Assessing Yourself

Searching for a Job

  • Job Search Strategies – Video (23 minutes) including an introduction to the job search process, how to identify potential employers, how to research the employer, and how to apply for job openings.
  • Flip

Writing Your Cover Letter


Accepting the Job

Jobbing Temporarily: Internships, summer jobs, temp jobs

Achieving Success on the Job


How do you manage your money?  Are you able to purchase what you want without debt while saving for the future?  This section includes organizing, budgeting, and saving your money.


  • – FREE online resource to manage your money.


quote leftYou were extremely clear and very helpful! I am eager to gain the experience necessary to develop myself professionally…but most of all, I am grateful for people like you who want to "pay it forward" and point people in the right direction.quote right

—Roxann Diaz

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