ABOUT KAREN

Igniting joy through

self-discovery

ABOUT KAREN

Igniting joy through

self-discovery

KAREN’S STORY

I have always been an overachiever. Since I was young, I’ve had a plan for what I would accomplish next. I got straight A’s in school, earned a Bachelor’s degree, then a Master’s, and continuously climbed in my career. Each time I was convinced the next accomplishment would make me happy.

I kept this up for 40-some years until I hit a wall. For the first time in my life, I stopped overachieving. Something wonderful happened: nothing. My kids didn’t care what I accomplished, they loved me for being myself. My husband wasn’t concerned about my career, he just wanted me to be happy. I saw that my worth wasn’t defined by my achievements.

I shifted my priorities, discovering who I really was and what would make me happy. I realized I didn’t have to rely on any external force—career or otherwise—to find happiness. It felt like magic, and I wanted to guide others to experience the same transformation and joy.

Over the next several years, I went back to school, becoming a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and graduating from the CTI Leadership program. I started my own coaching business and served as President of the International Coach Federation in Los Angeles. I was again thriving in my career, but this time it was because I was following my inner compass. I wrote a book chronicling my journey called There’s Got to Be a Better Way: An Overachiever’s Guide to Discovering Joy.

There really is a better way, and now I show fellow overachievers how to discover that you, too, are more than what you produce. I guide you to know yourself deeply so you can find what makes you happy and impact the world as only you can.

It’s your turn: Where will your adventure lead?

I AM

A guide.
A storyteller.
A healer.
Intuitive.
A devoted wife and mother.
A maker of memories.
An explorer.

I STAND FOR

Powerful sensitivity.
Play.
Human connection.
Second chances.
Transformation.
Equality.
Inclusion.
Exquisite self-care.

I DESIRE

Laughter.
Compassion.
Acceptance.
Love.
Magic.
Mastery.
Understanding.
The perfect margarita.

As Seen In

In addition to the publications below, Karen’s thoughts on coaching, leadership and re-connection through adventure have been published on a variety of blogs. To read some of her published guest posts, click here.

Karen Pery has been interviewed by Forbes, Cosmopolitan, 805 living, and Los Angeles Daily News

My Work

BOOKS

In my first book, I share stories of connecting with who I really am, learning to listen to my intuition, and discovering my joy.

STORYTELLING

I speak at events and conferences, sharing how I learned to listen to my intuition and step into a bigger life. By telling my stories, I hope you’ll find meaning in yours.

PROGRAMS

Through big conversations and enriching experiences, I’ll help you connect with your innermost self and ignite your joy.

My Work

STORYTELLING

I speak at events and conferences, sharing how I learned to listen to my intuition and step into a bigger life. By telling my stories, I hope you’ll find meaning in yours.

PROGRAMS

Through big conversations and enriching experiences, I’ll help you connect with your innermost self and ignite your joy.

BOOKS

In my first book, I share stories of connecting with who I really am, learning to listen to my intuition, and discovering my joy.

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The Overachiever’s Guidebook

Filled with exercises, questions, and prompts to illuminate your path.

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Get a free taste of

The Overachiever’s Guidebook

Filled with exercises, questions, and prompts to illuminate your path.