About Me

Hi! I’m

A published scientist turned Empowerment Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and Trainer, Shadow Work Coach, Facilitator, and Trainer, Dare to Rest Yoga Nidra Facilitator,  and Organizational Leadership Consultant.

I empower women to show up powerfully, authentically, and unapologetically

so that they can break through their inner glass ceiling and create the fulfillment and success they desire.

This work fills me up like you wouldn’t believe.  For the first almost 20 years of my career, I lived and breathed biochemistry as a laboratory manager and a published scientist. During that time frame, I let my own inner critic run the show.

I operated on autopilot, allowing my inner voice to feed me lies and keep old stories alive. It felt like I had no power over it, and started questioning all my choices in life. Working in an environment where academic acclaim is everything, without a PhD, was giving my critical inner voices an debilitating amount of ammunition, and I was being crushed by it.

Enough was enough. I embarked on a quest to learn how to dissolve my inner critic. In 2008, I was introduced to Shadow Work®, after I joined a women’s empowerment training with ALisa Starkweather, a Shadow Work facilitator, and world-renowned women’s empowerment mentor.

The experience literally transformed my life.

I went from being totally terrified of being seen, of being found out I was a fraud, to finding my own inner power. I then began to pursue my journey to reclaim my authentic self. I came to be an agent of my own life, no longer controlled by my insecurities.

Once I became the agent of my own life, my whole life changed. It inspired me to pursue trainings in cutting edge personal growth technologies (such as Shadow Work, NLP, Yoga Nidra etc). And when I find something that works, I take it all the way – not just to benefit my clients, but also teach other coaches and facilitators how to foster empowerment for their own clients.

Now, I coach individuals and groups to recognize and manage their negative inner voices, change their behaviors and patterns, and become agents in their own lives. Messages like: you’re not good enough, you don’t matter, you don’t have what it takes, and you can’t be both a successful leader and great mom not only plague women societally but are deep unconscious biases women hold against themselves.

I want you to know: your whole life can change too. You own the power to make decisions that can transform your current situation. You can create a deeply fulfilling life and career. I’ve done it, and countless others have too.


I would recommend this to anyone on the path to soul growth and continued evolution. It’s a very unique way to uncover the deeper hidden parts of ourselves.

~ Laura Tam

It gave me the opportunity to embrace all my side’s as well as uncover some deeper shadows that were hidden. If it wasn’t for the Shadow Types Survey and going through it I don’t believe they would have ever been noticed. It’s as if my shadows set up a challenge for me to find them.

~ Natalie

It’s beyond fascinating and reminds you of a mix of psychology and spirituality. I encountered so many ah-ha moments understanding why I feel the way I do about certain things, and also how I choose to think.

~ Anna

After getting back the results from the Shadow type survey I was honestly blown away yet at the same time felt confirmed, by confirming this deeper connection that I’ve felt I have with myself, it made me feel whole.

~ L. B.

I found the Shadow Types model and the session with Karin so helpful. The model itself very accessible and practical and Karin brings a beautiful balance of creating a supportive atmosphere where she reflects back and affirms your gifts whilst at the same sharing, in a very non-shaming way, how your less developed sides might hold you back and she gives highly practical suggestions for ways to develop these sides. I enjoyed our session and felt inspired and energized to go forward and live the fullest version of me!

~Jayne B.

Wow, just finished a breakthrough session with Karin. It was a day of diving deep into some of my lingering limiting beliefs and emotions that can still keep me from living my life fully. I learned a lot, felt held by Karin every step of the way and left with a sense of deep peace and focus. I would highly recommend this process with her. There is always so much more to learn and heal. She really is a gifted guide! Thanks Karin!

~ Junie Moon Schriber

Working with Karin has been amazing! I reached out to her because I was going through a transitional period in my life. I was experiencing frustration, overwhelmed, and on the verge of a burnout figuring out how to pivot from my career into my business full-time. Karin guided me through the Shadow work process and it completely changed the way I view this “new endeavor”. I have learned a lot about myself in the process, which is healing in itself. Now, when I sense frustration or overwhelmed surfacing, I know to pause, sit and go within. Karin’s wisdom has been instrumental in learning to trust myself again. I am truly grateful for her work :-).

~ Kounthea Richards

Working with Karin has been life-changing (and I’m not the kind of person who says that kind of thing very often). For years I’ve worked on hard skills to become a more effective manager / leader / professional. However, it was really clear that was a huge gap between who I was vs who I wanted to be, and learning new skills wasn’t closing that gap.

I went to a seminar and learned about shadow work and talked to several potential coaches, but it wasn’t until I spoke to Karin that I found someone who was really able to help me extract the issues I needed to face head-on.
In just a few months of coaching with Karin, I can tell I’m a better leader, a better mentor, a better wife, a better mom & all around just a better version of myself.

If you are trying to get to the next level of personal growth I strongly recommend working with Karin.

~ Natalie Henley

With Karin’s work and support, I have found freedom in exploring myself and working towards my goals no matter how big or small. We started with my goal of finding more joy in my life and what has occurred is that and so much more. When someone hears the word shadow work it can sound intense and perhaps scary. With a guide like Karin, you will find so much trust, support, and love that you feel safe to look at those places that need just that. My life has been and will continue to be forever changed by her. I highly recommend her.

~ Willa Tree

After ending a 20 year marriage, I believed my opportunity for having a true partnership had passed.  Working with Karin, for one day, shifted my entire energy field around receiving exactly the love that would work for me.  I naturally and peacefully stepped out of relationships that didn’t work, and in doing so, my energetic field opened up to invite the love of all of my lives into this plane.  Without working with Karin, the process of meeting my current partner could have taken many more years.  Karin’s guidance is practical, it works, and transforms minds and lives.

~ L. E.

I love serving as a conduit for “aha” experiences and sharing tools to support personal evolution and empowerment.

Some of my favorite ways to do that are through 1:1 Coaching and Organizational Leadership Development.

For the last several years I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as a mindset coach for leaders in international corporations. I’ve been a transformational conduit for my private coaching clients seeking to transform their lives, as well as goldmining the shadows for hundreds of people coming though the group Shadow Work Weekends I facilitate.

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