For Adults

Individual One-On-One Coaching

2017. Drew University. Sean Dineen receives his DLitt (doctorate) in History.

Whether it’s learning to move an apparently paralyzed finger or earning a doctorate, Karen has helped many people reach their goals.

You can read what some of them say about her here. Recommendations come from people and organizations including People First, college professors with disabilities who find Karen’s help invaluable, mothers of children with disabilities, and others whose lives have been painlessly transformed through Karen’s gentle, loving, accepting coaching.

Karen unconditionally accepts every person as he or she is. She can help you set and achieve your own goals. She will walk with you every step of the way, from setting your goals to reaching them. No matter how difficult the steps may seem, she will walk with you.

Throughout your journey, she will help you increase your self-confidence by focusing on each of your accomplishments, small or large.

Karen knows the barriers people with disabilities run into—from comments that, “You’ll never amount to anything,” to bureaucratic red tape. She fought through them all herself, and she has never given up. She has never settled for being less than she could be, and you don’t have to, either. If you feel stuck in life, she can help you push through artificial limitations and institutional, bureaucratic barriers.

So, How Can Karen help you?

Karen has navigated her own destiny with sheer determination and drive. She didn’t settle for what experts thought she should have. That’s why you can benefit from a professional, like Karen.

Karen Can Support You by

  • helping you define and work toward your goals.
  • helping you learn to work with difficult situations and people.
  • helping you build confidence and self-worth.
  • helping you deal with bureaucratic agencies.
  • helping you communicate and advocate for yourself.
  • helping you maintain your motivation and drive even in difficult circumstances.
  • helping you achieve your employment goals.
  • helping you increase your empathy for others.

How self-determination and overcoming obstacles to reach goals can help you

People all need to determine for themselves what they need. Believing in oneself and having a voice gives us the conviction to make all things happen.

For a person with a disability, overcoming obstacles develops independence and self-confidence. It helps them believe in themselves, and that they have the power and ability to succeed. When you achieve your goals, you feel good about yourself, and you feel empowered. These feelings of empowerment and confidence will carry you through as you complete more difficult tasks and achieve higher goals. Incremental success creates a snowball effect, and the result is a person with greater functionality, improved confidence and stronger self-esteem to better navigate the world.

Karen says

“I grew up with cerebral palsy and dyslexia. I’ve jumped all the hurdles and endured the tribulations. I faced the discrimination and the social stigma—and I came out on top! Thanks to the love and support of those around me—my family, my dance teacher Al Gilbert—and my own determination, I created a rich and fulfilling life. Now, my passion is helping others use the methods, tactics and resources I did, so they, too, can achieve the same in their own lives.”