I’m Karen Bonnett
Relentless runner, serial risk-taker, certified life coach.
I believe there’s power in changing direction and that it’s unique to all of us and our experiences.
“Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?”
Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb
I love this song. Not just because of the spartan drum beat, the haunting guitars and the ethereal vocals. I love this song because it’s a musical representation of my childhood. It speaks of a drifting consciousness, the hazy realization that life on the outside doesn’t match life on the inside. I was in there but no one was home.
As a child, I truly believed life could be different. I thought, as all kids do, that one day my dreams would magically come true and I would be happy. Confident. Successful.
Be careful what you wish for.
One unexpected lesson I learned is that the goals we shoot for can actually frustrate our quest for happiness. For over 20 years, I was a real go getter. I dedicated myself to the corporate rat race, excelling in an accountancy career. I did the ‘female’ thing of working ten times harder than was strictly necessary. Earned the pay check. Got promoted. Won the accolades.
And never shook the nagging question, “Is this really it?”
Eventually, it became obvious that I was living a life that didn’t feel right. My work no longer inspired me and I was spending far too little time on the things I was really passionate about: travel, fitness, and adventure. I deserved better—my monochrome life wasn’t cutting it! So I confronted my dreams, held myself accountable for achieving them, and eventually severed ties with that misdirected life.
Today, I am an accomplished ultra-distance athlete. I compete Ironman Triathlons. I regularly push my body through incredible 100-mile runs. Following comprehensive training with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC), I’ve become a Certified Life Coach and a Master Practitioner for the Energy Leadership Index assessment. I spend my time supporting bright, inquisitive clients just like you in their quest to grow into greatness.
And for the first time in a long time, I feel powerful, fearless, unstoppable!
Here’s what I learned.
Life has no limits.
We don’t have to live in duality, feeling like there’s no one at home. We all have the power to embrace our true inner self and enjoy the miracles of freedom, fulfillment, creativity, and joy. Life isn’t meant to fly by. We owe it to ourselves to jump on board and enjoy the ride.
So whether you’re freaking out about turning 50, embarking on a thrilling new business, or need a compassionate partner on your journey towards self-discovery, let’s schedule a complimentary 30-minute call. Your happier, healthier, and more authentic future could start with that single conversation.
Just embrace it! Here