I'm Karen Southall Watts, professional encourager  

Let's connect, and explore your next steps.

My life is often in transition. Like most people I've had periods of stability (or sameness) mixed with changes and reinvention throughout my personal and professional life. I've learned to be resilient, though it's not my natural factory setting, and I've adjusted to stepping out and starting over, though sometimes reluctantly. As a young woman I performed on stage as a singer and actor, laying the groundwork for my public speaking work. In 2005 I drove across the US alone to restart my life after a divorce, and I learned to take risks and trust myself, even when it was scary. As more challenges came along I got serious about writing and entrepreneurship. Over the years, I've acquired new skills and faced many transitions, and I want to help you to do the same. 

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My Services.

One on one.

Personal coaching has long been recognized as a key element in success. Technology now lets you use phone, video chat, and email to work with a coach outside the constraints of the business day and commuting distance. 

Some ways coaching can help:

  • Reality check - Where are you now? How did you get here? What's next?

  • Planning and goal setting - Do you have a vision? What do you want to accomplish?

  • Encouragement and accountability - Someone to keep you going, celebrate your successes and challenge you when needed. 


Interactive workshops are a great way to bring information to your group or organization. A workshop can jump start a project for a company or provide supplemental training.

Workshops are a bargain for non-profits that want to serve many clients at once.

Download my speaker sheet here

Topics available include:

  • For job seekers: resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews and networking

  • For entrepreneurs: marketing messages, branding and social media basics

  • For all professionals: time management, stress management, goal setting and self-care


"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be."

Ralph Waldo Emerson