Life Coaching with Kara
Empower yourself to live the life you really want.
Navigate the big changes with more grace and efficiency whether it’s your career, your relationship, your home, or another life shift.
How do you want to show up in your relationships? Get support in traversing connections with significant others, family members, and friends.
Strengthen your integrity, build healthy habits, and reach your goals faster by having someone in your corner to lovingly hold you accountable.
Goals & Milestones
Where do you want to be in 5 years? 1 year? 6 months? Figure out where you want to go, who you want to be, and how to get there.
Hi, I’m Kara
Accountability, Authenticity, & Autonomy Life Coach
Long before I started coaching, I’ve been on the path of helping others. I was always the friend you could call at 2am to listen, offer empathy, and ask thought-provoking questions to help work through tough situations.
Now, I’ve coupled this natural gift with new tools, special training, and years of life experiences to draw upon so that I can be a catalyst for transformation.
As a student of Nonviolent Communication, I’ve discovered the value of presence, deep listening, and the art of making powerful requests to get what you want.
My passion? Supporting and empowering individuals like you to answer your spirit’s call, find renewed confidence, and do things that make your heart sing!
What would it look like for you to show up in the world with full authenticity?
So many of us are taught to hold back
Keep yourself small, blend in, and, whatever you do, don’t rock the boat. As a result, very few of us have learned how to articulate and ask for what we want.
This quickly leads to unhappy relationships, unsatisfying careers, and a plethora of unfulfilled dreams.
It doesn’t have to be this way… and it is never too late to change it!
You have the wisdom you seek within you already.
As your coach, I can help you clear the mental clutter so you can access it. To empower you to unite with the best, most resourceful, and most authentic version of yourself— and bring that way of being out into the world.
My Approach to Coaching
As your personal coach and confidante, I hold the space for you to dig, excavate, stumble, and explore what it is you want in your life so you can find the steps that work for you to move you forward.
Coaching can help you:
- Navigate tricky relationships at home, at work, and in your organizations
- Get clear on what you want and how to go out and ask for it
- Discover your strengths and the limiting beliefs keeping you from leveraging them
- Visualize the future you want and how you want to show up in it
- Identify healthy habits that will create powerful ripple effects in the rest of your life
I support, I love… I also challenge and hold the mirror up to things you cannot yet see — witnessing and empowering you to bring your own inner wisdom to the surface.
“I had the pleasure of working with Kara at Authentic Expressions. She did a fantastic job of working with me and helping me identify some areas of my life that could use some attention, and offered some very practical and useful solutions that I have implemented and have been able to use to this day. She helped me get out of my comfort zone and dig deep to find aspects of myself that I wanted to look at further. She was extremely attentive, personable, caring and I could tell she really wanted me to succeed. I can’t recommend her enough!”
— Scott Armstrong, Producer and Host of Rebunked News
“I so very much appreciate the time invested with and insights gained from my coaching sessions with Kara. Whether it’s accountability, encouragement, fresh perspective, or reminding me a truth I seem to have forgotten, each session provides some grist for the mill of overcoming my self limiting thoughts and moving towards my goals. I especially appreciate her ability to encourage my focus on, and strategies for, the next action steps to take. A lot of my goals are mid to long range and in the past I have let many of those goals die on the vine. She regularly helps me see what I’ve accomplished, how that connects to my overall goals, and what I can do next to keep my momentum going. Through conversation, exercises, and helpful little check ins during the week, I’ve gained confidence, perseverance, and a patient vision for where I’d like to be. She’s a great listener, an awesome communicator, and an astute observer. Do your future self a favor by investing in some personal coaching with Kara today!”
“My mentorship with Kara has been a delightful experience and instrumental to my aims of personal progress. Her presence has brought a calm stability, her suggestions and insights have helped me make demonstrable progress in realizing the improvements I continue to seek in my life, and our weekly meetings have, without fail, left me feeling encouraged and centered. In showing up to express my experience amd challenges, she has helped identify my excuses and thoughts coming from a scarcity mindset. Through thoughtful reflection, she has helped me come up with tools and tactics to affect the growth and change I seek. She has given me hope when my tank was running empty, a push when I was slacking, confirmation when I’m on the right track and push back when I veered off. Our time working together was over the course of my first season in AUTONOMY, and Kara provided a critical rudder that kept me on course as life continued to swirl around chaotically in the meantime. I’m deeply grateful for the positive impact she has made on my improvement trajectory and feel that I am now better armed with useful tools and insights that I will carry forward forever after. Thank you Kara!! You’ve been a blessing not at all in disguise :)”
— Johnna Calvillo, AUTONOMY Graduate
“At the start of the AUTONOMY course, my life’s purpose and long-term goals were not clear to me. My concern was that I would keep myself busy and speed through life in a tunnel vision. I felt that I was in a crossroads and that I had lack of clarity about what to do and where to go next. Kara helped me to ask the right questions and to visualize my future self. Through the sessions I got a chance to talk about my concerns, blockers, and aspirations. Kara helped me by giving me new perspectives, ideas, and endless encouragement. In a period of a few months, I gained clarity into what I want from life and what my purpose is. I was able to create a comprehensive vision statement and set long-term goals for myself that align with my values. I am now working on daily basis to move towards those goals.”
— Otto Viktor, AUTONOMY Graduate
Ready to find out what’s possible?
Free 30-Min Consult
First we’ll meet to find out where you’re coming from, how coaching may serve you, and if we’re a good fit to work together.
Next, you’ll answer several questions about you – including your motivations, dreams, challenges, and focus areas for our coaching.
2-Hour Discovery Session
Here we begin laying the foundation, working together to co-design a coaching relationship based on your unique needs and goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is life coaching?
Life coaching is having someone in your corner to act as your personal mirror, confidante, and contrarian. A life coach can offer perspectives you did not see before, ask questions you haven’t thought of yet, and notice the limiting beliefs and actions that are keeping you stuck. My focus is on helping you become who you need to be to accomplish your goals – because when the ‘being’ happens, the ‘doing’ happens automatically!
What does a typical coaching session look like?
Sessions are usually done online over Zoom, unless we are close enough to meet in person. My motto is “go slow to go fast.” It’s about digging deep and exploring all the little corners of you that get overlooked. Sessions rely on the power of the present moment to guide us. The name of the game is all about finding ways to help you become the best and most resourceful version of yourself you can be!
What can a coach help me with?
Navigate challenging relationships, make more money, traverse big life transitions with grace, nurture creative expression, or finally present your gifts to the world. Since my style of coaching is focused on how you want to be, how you want to show up in the world, then truly the sky is the limit!
What kinds of exercises or tools can I expect?
You can expect visualization exercises and healthy habit-building strategies to help you make the big little changes that will have a ripple effect in the rest of your life. We will also continuously conspire together to find additional tools that will benefit you.
How long does a coaching relationship go on for?
As long as it needs to! Packages start with a 3-month commitment minimum, and can go up to a year or more. Coaching ends when you are ready and confident that you can access your inner resources when you need them.
How much does coaching cost and what’s included?
Coaching is available in 3, 6, and 12-month packages. These are broken down into monthly fees, with discounts available if paid up-front in full.
Each package includes:
- Your 2-hour discovery session
- Weekly Zoom calls
- As-needed text/email/phone support.
Transformation is calling…
Want to meet and see if we’re a good fit?
Use the form below to request a complimentary session!