Karen is the CEO and Founder of Live Free Coaching & Counseling Services, Adjunct Lecturer at The Mico University College and Board Director of LinKar Education Limited - a family owned business. Over the last 25 years, she has worked both in the public and private sector gaining a wealth of knowledge in several industries including Shipping, Standards & Compliance, Food, Education, and Counseling.
Karen holds a BSc in Marine Biology (University of the West Indies), a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling (St. Stephen’s College - Canada) and is a Certified Life Coach (International Institute of Coaching Studies) specializing in Relationship, Health & Wellness, Parent & Teen, and Happiness Coaching. She also holds a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Regent University (Virginia Beach, USA).
In addition to being a successful Entrepreneur, Karen served as a teacher in various prominent high schools in Jamaica for over 12 years, as well as a Guidance Counsellor for 5 of those years at St. Andrew High School for Girls, where she was soon appointed Head of Department. She has also been actively involved in Christian Ministry for over fifteen years, primarily working with youth, couples and parents.
Karen is the author of three workbooks - "Life Lessons, A Personal Development Workbook for Secondary School Students" for Grades 7, 8 & 9 which are now being used in High Schools all over Jamaica. She is a regular guest expert on the Nationwide FM program – “Every Woman” and is the new Youthlink “Dear Counselor”. She is a powerful and transformative motivational speaker who has impacted many lives through forums, workshops and seminars.
Karen is happily married to Frank and has two lovely children; Dane – 21 years and Mercedes – 17 years. She enjoys cooking, reading, sewing, playing the piano, going to the beach and playing squash.
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