I participated in a Restorative Justice Circle with you on ______(intentionally deleted). I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing experience. The whole process was eye opening for me. To give a young man like ______(intentionally deleted) an opportunity to atone for he had done. Was nothing short of amazing. Thank you again.
~ J. V. H.
"Karen has the unique capability to both really listen to her client's intellectual AND emotional issues and then skillfully help them to move steadily in the direction most meaningful to them whether it be conflict resolution, clearer communication or positive life goals. In my 40 + years as a career coach and counselor, I have rarely encountered a professional with Karen's natural gifts for coaching and genuine passion for helping people succeed and thrive!"
~ Shelia Steiner, Former Vice President, Business Development, World Trade Center Utah ~
Accessible and Effective
"Karen has a warm and calming presence with a subtle, confident strength. Her genuine personality makes her accessible and effective as a coordinator or facilitator for many types of forums."
~ Lisa Dancing LIght
"Karen is one of those special people who doesn’t often walk into your life. She cares deeply about others. She has often surprised me with her patience and ability to lead in a situation where others can become frustrated and see no hope. I see Karen as a natural leader, mediator, and guide for anyone or any situation that is difficult."
~ Penny McDill
"How beautifully Karen's work has befriended me as the learning offered settles into me. What was once a constant constriction of overwhelm has now taken on a sweetness and a curiosity about how that is connected to my need for "celebration of life". I am left with thoughts and ideas about this overwhelm and the celebration, both swimming around me, bringing me closer and closer to clarity and I am loving it.
"With Karen's help to re-language how I am experiencing my overwhelm, I am finding a sense of calm from which I can make decisions about how to use my time. What Karen does is incredibly valuable and I am finding it very useful. I am proud to endorse Karen and her powerful work."
~ Peggy Neal French
"I want to say how much I appreciate your beautiful use of language, definitely your unique voice!, and clarity in your invitation and brochures. I experience your language as personal, not generic, clear in description of difficulties experienced and the alternative possibilities through NVC."
~ Ann Gibson
Planning Our Wedding
“We keep using the great work that you gave us, the knowledge that it is available to us, and that there is something to do besides argue has made a huge difference in our relationship. We are planning our wedding in June and so are unbelievably busy at the moment. We often mention how much you have helped us, so thank you again!”
~ Gail Jenson
“I feel nothing but deep gratitude for you and your teaching. It deeply impacted me; left me feeling more grounded and hopeful. Thank you for sharing your self and your stories.”
~ Barb Eastman
Grateful, Inspired, Eager
“I just want to share with you how full, grateful, inspired and eager I am feeling following your wonderful training. It was everything and more than I had expectations for and I am celebrating the beginning of a compassionate communication community.”
~ Cindy Bur
“I really enjoyed your approach of modeling the choice around what we say 'yes' to. It was a rich experience. I also enjoyed the choices that you made throughout the call that kept things flowing. And the way that you contributed your own self to the call with the Meg Wheatly reference, the Adyashanti quote, and your suggestions".
~ Angela Walkley
“Thanks for the conversation today. As expected, I am thrilled to be working with you!”
~ Skye Skinner, Former Executive Director, COMPASS (Aspen Community School)