My life mission is to help empower people through professional leadership, coaching and service to my community to build lives of balanced mental, spiritual and physical well-being.


I met Karen Hanna this summer, a few months after going into business for myself as a researcher for hire. I had NO business plan, NO specific goals beyond replacing my lost income and only a vague idea who my customers were. I was beginning to panic when Karen visited my business networking group and described her coaching business. I happily signed up for her business coaching! Karen was fantastic! Her sessions were organized, affirming and positive. I now have a strategic plan 2015 in an easy-to-read chart that is taped to the wall by my desk. Karen organized my strategic plan into 4 key activity areas with 3, 6 and 12 month goals. I feel more confident about my business and myself thanks to Karen’s coaching.

Kirsten J. Smith December 2014, MLIS kirsten@digitalsmith.ca


Karen’s insight and experience were (and still are) instrumental in helping our startup flesh out our immediate needs and future goals.  She helped us define a list of questions for clients and peers to help us understand how our services are being perceived.  Karen is thoughtful, thorough and thankfully for us, a good listener!  She helped us get through the stress of deciding to build a company from scratch.

Jonathan M. BallPresident, Software & Web Specialist,Diskdaddy Software & Web Development Inc.

Just a quick note to express my gratitude for your help setting me on the right path with your guidance in putting together a proper business plan. I cannot tell you how much this outline for success has helped me organize and energize my business through proper planning and implementation. There is a noted change in the energy that this plan has brought to my daily routine and I am deeply grateful for your time in helping me with this process.

Many thanks for all of your help.

J. Garbutt, Financial Planner, JD Financial Inc.Financial Planner, JD Financial Inc