Karen is a highly experienced trainer, facilitator, coach and public speaker whose own experiences of surviving and thriving after abrupt personal change enable her to bring an unique perspective to her work with people and horses. See her talk about her experiences in a short film accompanying the 2019 ABC documentary Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday. Click here.
She has over 20 years experience consulting in organisational change and adaptive leadership and has worked with a broad range of people in both corporate and government organisations. A horse-lover for as long as she can remember, Karen has been around horses since she was 6 years old, including a period spent teaching riding. She is therefore perfectly placed to help people translate their experience with horses into a personal and professional learning context.
The author of The Flipside of Misfortune – a book she wrote after surviving the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, Karen has been a speaker on both national and local radio and for a range of corporate and not-for-profit organisations.
Karen is also an accredited Eponaquest Instructor (please see www.eponaquest.com) – the organisation founded by Linda Kohanov, author of The Tao of Equus, Riding Between the Worlds, The Way of the Horse and The Power of the Herd. Eponaquest is one of the most recognised and respected organisations operating worldwide in the field of Equine Facilitated Learning.