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  Emma Holmes, 7 June 2017 One year ago today I jumped on a call with Gary L Mahler and Karen Pery because their Into The Fire Women's Surf Retreat spoke directly to my soul. It turned out to be the beginning of the ride of a lifetime. An...

Central Park, New York, May 2017, Man getting dressed in Elmo costume to attend toddler birthday party   New York. I love you. I'm a bit intimidated by you, and I find you delightfully weird. Years ago, Rafe and I hosted a trip for UCLA where we accompanied alumni...

[gallery columns="4" ids="3752,3740,3735,3751"] Most six year olds spend their time going to school and playing. When I was six, I was organizing a club of first graders who loved The Jackson 5, even though I didn't particularly like The Jackson 5. The kids in my class had...

Two new clients have started leadership journeys with me this week. These two strong and powerful humans from different parts of the globe have spoken the same words to me: I am afraid.   By definition, fear is a feeling or emotion in response to a perceived danger or...

Welcome to the new and improved karenpery.com! I'm Karen and I'm the guide here. Since much of this site has been remodeled and rebuilt, let's take a tour and I'll show you around. Home!  Leadership is ...

Let me tell you a story about Emma and a 9 foot inflatable unicorn. Emma was the first participant to say yes and sign up for the 2016 Into the Fire Surf Retreat. Gary and I got to know Emma in the months leading up to Into...

Last week, I helped produce the most lovely, loving and powerful TEDx event supporting it's most brilliant and beautiful builders Dana Childers and Kristan Sargeant, co-founders of The Guilde. Many people came to me during the event to offer thanks for what we had created. It...

Into the Fire is autobiographical. We take words from the pages of our own lives (like I mentioned in my last note) as we create each retreat. We've noticed that we human beings have a problem. We constantly make up b.s. stories about our future ...

I woke up pissed off. Mad at the world. Frustrated with all the things I wanted that haven’t gone my way. Anger is not my go to. I have a very long fuse, but enough is enough, and even worse, I had a call at 9am with...

This week, my Into the Fire partner Gary Mahler and I spoke with incredibly accomplished women who want to join our upcoming surf retreat weekend. As we spoke with each, we learned about her courage and bravery, her fears and failures, and what it takes to break through...