Lisa Joy M.
“Karen’s broad and deep experience in business development and marketing, along with her focus on mindfulness, has been critical in the development of my business. Meetings with Karen always bring me clarity, leaving me with focused actions to take. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and out of my element (I’m an artist!), I know I have the support I need to take my business to the next level.”
Career Coach. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
“I had a coaching session with Karen that really made a difference for me. In the process of helping me clarify my three top goals in moving forward in shaping professional life, I felt inspired by Karen’s deeply perceptive, creative and out-of-the-box approach. She’s both a wise and pragmatic coach/person, a combination I really appreciate. I recommend her unequivocally.”
Supportive Business Coach. Top Qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
“Karen, thank you so much for facilitating the Women & Spirit in Business sessions! I appreciate your authenticity, not only in your personal sharing, also in how you empower others to contribute to the dialogue for deep, rich sharing of best practices in business. I LOVE the tools you have introduced me to. I use my “essence pitch” regularly.”
Career Coach. Top Qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative
“Karen is a great coach and a great person! Working with her has been extremely effective in gaining clarity around my career goals and personal aspirations. She is able to provide insight that lends to creating one’s path in a professional and knowledgeable way. I would highly recommend Karen and the Inner Fortune process for those looking to take not only their career to the next level, but their life as well.”
Career Coach. Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative
“I participate in Karen’s Women & Spirit in Business groups. As a group facilitator, she creates an atmosphere of genuine caring and support among group members, and of appreciation for the wisdom we each bring. She holds this container while participating in discussion as an equal. Whether speaking or listening, she is fully present and radiates compassion, love for coaching, and faith in every woman’s ability to succeed.”
Career Coach. Top Qualities: Personable, Good Value, On Time
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Karen through her innovative work with the group Women & Spirit in Business. I find the more meetings I go to, the more I want to keep going. Karen has been an excellent facilitator, making sure we cover subjects important to everyone, keeping the group focused, while asking questions and giving ideas that help us all think more clearly about our challenges. Her tools, creative input and kindness are the perfect combination to help problem solve for business, personal subjects and also heart-oriented challenges. Thank you Karen for your hard work at making WSB a success for everyone who participates!”
Career Coach. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
Karen was extremely helpful in troubleshooting my personal hangups and barriers to effectiveness. She is a fast study, a great listener, creative, and articulate. Her Inner Fortune system draws attention to all major aspects of life and work and provides tools for increasing personal effectiveness, especially in sales.
Having the Inner Fortune journaling process before me has made me more attentive and reflective to the process and progress of my daily life and activities in various categories. For example, my dreaming–while hard to remember–has become more active and perhaps as a result of being more conscious of it. The various aspects outlined in the journal are a gradual process and Karen’s fine material will be an ongoing resource for me to become more organized and attentive to personal and organizational development. While I struggle with interpreting different aspects of life in the specific categories, it is opening up creative ideas for achieving my goals.
Karen’s [Inner Fortune] system is exquisite!
Endorsements for Beyond Karen: emerging from the depths of an epic epithet
“Timely! A voice that needs to be heard. Karen shines a light on a very sticky web – how the divisiveness of our country serves the misogynistic and racist systems in place – and how we need to not cancel on one another but to breathe in the pause and speak with compassion and truth.”
Your book gives me hope that deeper conversations might be possible and we can go behind the meme and recognize–so we can heal–deep divisions that have been manufactured by a society that has a vested interest in maintaining the toxic status quo. Most of all I resonated with your take on the way the Karen phenomenon has been used as one more way to demean women’s voices without first reflecting on the societal and personal conditions that can cause a woman to react in a particular way.
Willard Ribeiro’s perspective on the troubling social media shaming events over the past year are insightful and eye-opening. The personal stories engage the reader with not just the strength, courage, and intellect it will take us all to move ‘beyond Karen’ but with joy and a sense of community. Applause!
Quite a book I must say. It gives me great hope that the third generation of feminists are willing to tackle the complicated and layered issues of American culture. Not easy but definitely necessary.
Beyond KAREN….absolutely amazing gathering of purpose, stories, research, and powerful fluent words. I am in awe of the way that this writing flows, seemingly effortlessly tho astounded at the effort. The social media references are way beyond me as I don’t engage….but do understand the harm that flows over the “waves” and worry about the great harm that it carries to millions.
… and from A recovering Karen
Beyond Karen is a must read for the middle-aged woman and all who want to break free of the tyranny of domination myths, whether you are more worried about entitled Karens or your Inner Karen planning a counterattack. Beyond Karen is a recipe for reflection – with just the right mix of humility, grief, suffering, hope and humor to crack open the hearts and minds of all Karens (and Kens).
Endorsements for Thirsty: Journaling to Survive, Thrive and Feel Alive
I am only partway in and I have already cried, laughed out loud, and felt inspired. I am so grateful to have this experience and the beauty and rawness of life shared so openly. This is inspiration to journal more, myself. And a reminder that being honest and focused on your inspiration will make you a very beautiful person, inside and out!
Your book is marvelously written. It was great reliving and seeing things through your eyes, with a great deal of learning in the process… The puzzle of life is truly something to figure out. With this guidance and insight it can be put together in a peaceful and insightful journey.
Karen Ribeiro has done an incredible work, weaving in journal entries, reflections, and memories, all with a crystal clear voice that welcomes the reader.