Build your confidence. Clarify your purpose. Live life with more joy.

Coaching for professionals & leaders who want to stop procrastinating, quit feeling burned out, and navigate a life and career path they deeply desire.

A big challenge with trauma is that it can make you feel stuck or overwhelmed.

Feeling stuck or overwhelmed is a common human experience, and I want you to know you’re not alone.

If you grew up in a chaotic home…
if the adults around you were inconsistent in their care for you…
or if you experienced harmful abuse or neglect…
it makes sense if unhealed trauma has made it difficult for you to navigate your daily life as an adult.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • You feel trapped in your career or relationship and it’s difficult to consider other options.

  • You try to be perfect and do everything right to avoid chaos, blame, judgement or failure.

  • You feel ashamed as though no one would like you if they really got to know you.

  • You have a hard time trusting your own instincts, or trusting other people.

  • You don’t speak up in meetings or vocalize your needs in your relationships because you fear rejection.

  • You feel burned out, overwhelmed and stressed out from balancing work and life.

  • You feel hypervigilant and are always looking out for the next thing that can go wrong.

  • You don’t believe you’re good enough to have or do what you want in your life.

  • You procrastinate on the projects and pursuits that light you up.

  • You feel like you’re living on autopilot, and lack meaning, joy or direction in your life.

But imagine what your life would be like if you could...

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…wake up and feel refreshed and excited

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be your full self in your family, community and relationships

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…and do work that’s meaningful to you and that allows you to use your talents and gifts

Today, you have the ability to define how you want to show up in the world. Together, we can figure out what this looks like for you so you can stand in your power, and live your life fully and confidently.

So how do you start? By showing the parts of you that are afraid, ashamed, or hurt that it’s safe now.

When the beliefs that kept you safe in the past show up in the present, they could cause you to put up with work that doesn’t inspire you, and relationships that don’t nourish you. What feels true can also feel dangerous, so you may often stick with what’s familiar, even if there’s something else out there you truly want.

Hi, I'm Karoleen.

I’m a certified trauma informed coach, artist and UX designer. I’m also a survivor of childhood physical and emotional trauma.

If what I’ve shared so far resonates with you, I want you to know that there is nothing wrong with you. Your patterns, behaviors, and reactions have been your mind and body doing their job, so however you’ve learned to survive makes complete sense. I’m glad you’re here.

Through years of healing and self-development, I’ve been able to create a career, relationship and life filled with purpose and joy that I didn’t think was possible.

Noticing how my 15-year corporate career and personal relationships were being affected by events from my past, I was inspired to help others create the change needed to live a more empowered and confident life as well.

My hope is to be a partner for you on your own journey, while offering a judgement-free space, so that you could have the chance to do the same.

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When you live the purpose you define, you inspire others around you, and the world becomes better because you’re living the life you actually want to live.

Learn how we can work together

I work 1:1 with clients for 12 weeks at a time. Whether you’re working toward a promotion, leveling up as a leader, or jumping into entrepreneurship, I can partner with you to help see your dream through.

Follow along: @karoleend.coaching

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