“Being at a complete crossroads both personally and professionally, I realised I needed a mentor to help me ‘figure out’ what I really want out of life. I’m always the one holding it together for others and thought it’s about time I asked for help for myself – not an easy thing to do.
Four months later I’m moving forward in every aspect of my life, every day. Karen helped me to focus, declutter, face facts and really dig deep and figure out what I want, for myself. She’s an amazing woman who I occasionally described as ‘scary’ because she often knew me better than I knew myself! Thank you for being a guiding light.”
Sughra Khaliq, Qatar
“Being quite a guarded person I was unsure how much i would get out of our session because i don’t like being vulnerable in front of people. However Karen has a way of making you feel so free and comfortable that you have no problem sharing anything.
The session allowed me to express myself in a ways that i didn’t think i was capable of and with that came a huge release of tension and so many revelations that even surprised me.
I would recommend Karen to anyone. Looking forward to more.”
Nathan Anibaba – Community Marketer
Words can’t express how grateful I feel.
I have been coaching for 13 years, so I had the honor to meet some great life coaches and therapists in my life. But you are absolutely unique, pure magic. In 45 minutes you managed to give me all the answers I needed. I want to thank you so much for the help and advice you have shared with me with such an open heart. I am now experiencing not only a new freedom, but more bliss in my life. It was just really great to have some validation!
BA, MA, PGCE, Diploma in Life Coaching
Why I approached you Karen. Put simply.. I’d hit rock bottom. Emotionally and physically I was a mess and could not see the wood from the trees. I was working with a woman in Canada who was doing regular healings on me mostly to help me with the chronic fatigue I was battling with and associated previous emotional traumas. I was dealing with some pretty significant issues and she had suggested that I also look for someone locally to support me. I’d met you at the walk, we’d talked a little about what you did and the coaching you did, and I decided that is what I needed as a local support.
How I’ve found it and what I got from it. Your coaching has been great for focussing my mind on some positive steps that I could take to shift from feeling hopeless to seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Through a series of synchronistic events, I really understood what my purpose was and your coaching helped me to start taking steps to build clarity around this and work through doubts and fears on a regular basis as they arose in defining how I could live my purpose. I think the biggest thing I got from the coaching is a way to access at a deeper level what was going on for me. The biggest influencing piece for me has been the writing and exploring words that come up frequently in my speaking through the writing. The weekly coaching sessions brought clarity and inspiration to what was sometimes going down a rabbit hole, so this really worked for me.
Recommendation – absolutely! I am a coach and the benefits of having an impartial thought partner are clear to me from both sides of the coin – and you’ve been a great thought partner who has supported me making the transformation from rock bottom to being a significantly different person with a focussed view going forward.
Sandy Schreiber, Qatar
I had just secured a new job following redundancy. The job was at a higher level than I had done before, and I felt reasonably confident that I could do it, I had a certain amount of apprehension. Although I had signed a contract, the job was not due to start for several weeks and I therefore felt that this was an opportune time to undertake some life coaching.
I reached out to several people than I knew did life coaching. Most of my enquiries went unanswered and as it turned out one actually took five months to respond and those that did respond did not give me much confidence. Karen, however, responded immediately and gave me all the information about her services that I needed.
In fact, Karen’s response gave me so much confidence that I did not hesitate in signing up for an initial one month’s session with her. What I also like was her flexible approach; not only to scheduling of sessions, but also how the coaching was conducted. I prefer ‘one-to-one’ sessions, which she was quite happy to do, but she is also happy to use the phone or Skype; which was extremely helpful when we were in different countries. I even had sessions with her whilst on holiday!
Karen’s knowledge is immense, even when confronted with a random question; she always has an instant and meaningful response. She has a seemingly unlimited range of skills; I originally wanted Karen to help build my confidence that I had lost along with my sense of direction; and even after the very first session, I was back on track. I was self-assured and had ambitions again!! Karen explains solutions in a simple, easy to understand manner. I always know that the advice she gives is good because it always makes total sense.
Karen’s coaching thoroughly prepared me for my new job; I was eager to start and look forward to working again. However, she also helped provide me with a framework for dealing with situations as they arise and not only in the workplace, but in my personal life too. She is not only my coach; she is my best friend and confidant too. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone no matter what the situation.
Kate Bygrave, Qatar
Working with Karen Kennaby has been incredible. She has an amazing knack of enabling you to unpeel your own layers of stuff, to reveal to you your true self. This is so much more than helping you look and feel on the outside, how you would like to feel. She is helping me to uplevel to places I have only dreamed about. I am not just loosing lbs but the layers of baggage that go with it. A unique individual and an individual process that is tailored to you.
Tracey Wilson-Kissoon, UK
I just wanted to say thank you. For everything. I really can’t put into words my gratitude for all that you have done for me these past 5 months. You have taught me to love myself, not how I think I should be or how someone else thinks I should be but exactly the way I am. This was not an easy task…. but you did it. Although the speed of my life and the mountain of my commitments only seems to increase and grow, with your tools I am able to handle it with more grace and patience than I ever thought possible. You have become a symbol of comfort and centering for me. When I see your Daily Kiss or receive an e-mail it just makes me smile and reminds me that everything will be ok. When I see your name it reminds me of all that I have become and all that I am yet to be and that my potential is truly limitless. I realize my journey is different than everyone else’s but I am okay with that. Rome was not built in a day and neither am i. I have faith that I will finish strong and never go back! I have come to far, wanted this for to long and feel to amazing to fail. I had no idea what this journey would entail when we started and that was a new for me. Thank you Karen for teaching me to love myself more than I ever thought possible. A gift I can never repay you for.
Allison Flanigan, USA
‘Until relatively recently, I had limited understanding of the process of mentoring / coaching.
In the past, I had experience of counselling and other forms of therapy and had undergone a lot of personal ‘soul-searching’. I also tried to find answers through reading self-help books and using other resources on phycology and spirituality – all of which were helpful and beneficial to me in different ways.
At the time I began working with Karen, I felt that my mind had been filled with all kinds of helpful information, ideas and insights, but I was lacking the courage and focus to incorporate them into my life in a useful and beneficial way.
I feel that Karen truly helped me to ‘come home’ – to move away from the conflicting picture of my beliefs and ideas- from living my life as an artificial sum of my emotional problems, life dilemmas, financial worries, etc., etc. – to being me, just me – the ‘whole’ human-being dealing with whatever life brings day-to-day…
She helped me to discover the deeper foundation of who I am – the perspective from which everything just seems lighter and easier, and everything is possible!
I feel that I have a deep connection with Karen, and I am not just a receiver of a useful service. Karen is truly professional, experienced and knowledgeable about the useful techniques and other helpful resources, but, very importantly, I feel that her support to me comes from the person who is real and true, who is not afraid to be open and vulnerable, and who derives her wisdom and insights from her own, very human, life journey, rather than just text books and remote theories.
I find Karen’s approach to be so ‘true-to-life’, which is very important to me at this stage of my life. What it means to me is being aware and open to whatever events, changes and challenges our lives present us with in an accepting and wise way and potentially transforming these experiences into beneficial and positive outcomes for ourselves and people around us…
Our lives, our thoughts, feelings and priorities are fluid and ever-changing… I feel that my work with Karen mirrors this so helpfully and so perfectly. The way she supports me is non-judging, sensitive and flexible – I feel I can bring up any issue that is on my mind at any time. She also has a unique gift of gently keeping me focused – sometimes with her words, sometimes – with just giving me space (and courage) to be myself and come up with the answers of my own…
The 6 months of working with Karen had been enormously beneficial to me.
Karen helped me realise that our aspirations is not something that is ‘set in stone’, they can be big or small, specific or more elusive, but they all are within our reach… Thanks to Karen’s support, I feel, truly, on my way on this journey…’
Katya Hvass, Qatar
This is a quick email at the end of my 6 weeks working with you to say a huge thank you for what you have helped me achieve. It sounds very corny but you really have changed my life. Apart from losing about a stone and looking better, I feel so much better. I feel more confident, more assertive and a great deal happier. From our 1st conversation I found you easy to talk to and so encouraging. It was also fun which I can’t quite believe I am saying- but even though there were some lows you were great at talking me up and out of them. I am very glad that we will continue to touch base every now and then but you have given me the confidence to continue on this path.
Thank you Karen.
…and yesterday I got my first client for my workshop .. yes it is out there and circulated. WOW is all I can say!
Vicky Stanton, UK
“It was my birthday yesterday so its been one year since we met and you transformed my life! I am still being a good girl and enjoying my diet and the results – so thank you.”
KB, VIP Day Client.
“Wow, I’d just like to say first off I’m really enjoying my diet! Never heard anyone say that before & I’m saying it lol! Having our talks each week and having my affirmations around the house really help me a lot – I feel 100% supported on my journey. I’m waking up with a smile on my face every day! I feel fantastic – waking up and feeling lighter each day.
A great thing as well is James & Taz (partner and son) really support me, also each stone I lose they write me a note for my diary telling me how great I’m doing! this gives me such a boost.
I really can’t wait for my Red Carpet Body.”
Kerry, current Red Carpet Body coaching client, has so far lost 25lbs in 4 weeks and is ahead of her target.
Kayleigh Ansell-Shaw – Assoc CIPD (from LinkedIn)
Director – Talent Solutions
Karen is an extremely inspirational lady. Not only caring, non judgemental and honest but extremely knowledgable. In the brief time I’ve known Karen I have been suitably impressed, I would have no hesitation recommending her to friends and family or even my client base.
You just have to look at Karen to feel inspired, this lady has an infectious personality and thinking about her makes me feel more positive.
Get in touch, you wont regret it!!
The mix of cooking with innovative recipes, simple and beautiful to look at, that tasted wonderful. Liked being re-educated on healthy diet do’s and don’ts by Karen too.
Would definitely recommend. The day exceeded my expectations (10/10)
Kim Bailes, VIP Day client
Karen is the most inspiring and loving person I know. She is so positive and sees the possibilities for me when I can’t see them myself. She has encouraged me to always speak in the positive, finding solutions to difficult problems in life. She encourages me to not ignore the difficulties but lovingly supports me to find positive solutions. She is a fun energetic woman that inspires me and leads me when I lose my way. Life presents opportunities for growth and Karen can see the solutions that are conceived out of a loving caring place. She has added an element of fun to my life and I smile when I think of her.
Barbara Hochstetler Fentress, Denver Colorado
I first met Karen two years ago through a family member. From the first time I met her I felt a connection. Her honesty and passion for life is all too rare.
In my life I am always aspiring to be better. I always want a better job, better house, better things! Karen made me realise that if I want something I can get it. Since meeting her I have signed up to a course that I had been toting with joining for years, begun considering career choices and been looking into new places to live.
I admire and respect Karen, and love having her support whether in person or spirit. To sum it up, if I needed 3 words to describe her I’d say: positive, uplifting, genuine.
Kerry Scott, Birmingham England
Karen is a very spiritual and connected woman. She creates a loving space for people to experience their own spiritual connection, and let the insights drop in to move them forward in their own lives.
When Karen and I spend time together, there is a magical energy present which helps me understand with crystal clear clarity, what I need to do next.
Nicky Davies, Hawaii
Karen genuinely wants everyone to have a fulfilling life – you just know from the minute you meet her that this is someone very special and life is about to change for the better.
England & The Caribbean
http://www.newyoudirect.com and http://www.mlainternational.com
Karen is a dynamic and passionate woman with an amazing awareness who literally creates magic in everything she does and in the lives of those around her. In her work with individuals and groups she has a wonderful ability to spot where you can instantaneously transform the way you are thinking and behaving, to challenge your belief systems and to get right to the heart of the matter, so you come away smiling from your head to your toes.
A beautiful shining soul she radiates more love and joy for life than anyone I know, and her life reflects all that she teaches. This girl walks her talk magnificently, and any opportunity to spend time with her should be grabbed.
Susie Heath, Berkhamsted England, author of …
“The Essence of Womanhood – re-awakening the authentic feminine”
“There’s a light coming from Karen which has helped me create so much magic in my life – its just incredible”
“Karen’s coaching is equally effective for men, especially stubborn ones in their 40’s and 50’s like me, who used to be fit or a moderately athletic build, but had put on lots of weight and become soft due to becoming too sedentary, less active, and liking to eat and drink the wrong things to excess. Sound familiar, guys?
Karen’s intuitive coaching, feedback, & personal approach tailored specifically to my circumstances, mindsets (which she has changed for the better!), lifestyle, and habits has enabled me to gradually lose 25 pounds over the past few months and to achieve and maintain my ideal weight. I could have lost that weight in a fraction of the time, but I was only following about 80% of her programme and continued to eat a fair amount of carbs and sugar in my diet, even though I knew it was not good for me (stubborn male ego & mindset). I had dropped about 15 pounds fairly easily by improving my mindsets, eating healthy meals, and making better food choices at restaurants and when shopping. However, I plateaued and couldn’t lose that final 10 pounds until I embraced 95% of Karen’s programme. Once I added cutting back on snacking, carbs & sugar (not entirely, but substantially, and substituting fruit when I had those cravings), and starting my day with citrus or protein, the extra pounds started coming off and staying off, plus I look & feel so much better, and have more energy to exercise more regularly, and mentally, I’m clearer, and am much more in tune with my body and listen to the feedback it gives me with what I consume.
Karen knows exactly what works for each individual, and the more you embrace what she prescribes for you, the faster you will see the results you want. More importantly, you will learn and know the right choices to make, and you know instantly when you start to get off course (you will feel it in your body, mind, and energy levels……even if that dessert or bread tasted good in the moment, you feel sluggish and bloated for the 24 hours and your weight will go back up…..so you get instant bio-feedback and learn you can’t cheat yourself). I am now easily maintaining a weight of 150 lbs. and am ramping up my distance running, which I haven’t done since 2007 when I was in great shape & used to run marathons. Gents, this lady can get you back into shape in short order (& give you the tools to stay in shape effortlessly) when other diets and supplements haven’t done the trick – trust me, I tried them!”
JD August 2013