PURPOSE, PASSION & PLANTS
My Name is Karie
Pronounced like Marie But With a K
I coach and teach creatives how to start their business or career while helping them develop the mindset and actions needed to achieve it.
I’m a career coach and entrepreneur with a passion for helping creatives win in their careers. I love helping creatives identify and remove the barriers keeping them from earning a sustainable living.
Like you, I understand the mental, emotional, and financial struggles of being a creative professional. I know the difficulty in managing the desire to create while sometimes lacking the ability to consistently earning a living without going through burnout.
Without awareness, meaningful action, and intentional results you can fall into the trap of not reaching your full creative potential. I’ll share with you the tools, resources, and processes I’ve amassed over the past 20+ years through my experience as a graphic designer, web designer, brand strategist, and certified career coach. My goal is to provide you with the resources, clarity and accountability you need to obtain the results you desire most.
I can help you turn those seemingly impossible career goals into achievable outcomes.
More About Me…
I was born in Jamaica but grew up in Texas. I studied Advertising, Marketing and Graphic Design in college. I became a coach six years ago and it changed my life. You can view more of my background in the timeline below.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE GROWING UP
A lawyer. However, after conducting several informational interviews I realized that career was not for me.
MY FAVORITE MUSIC BAND
The Staple Singers! Yep, I have an old soul. Check out the song “I’ll Take You There”.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Overcoming Underearning by Barbra Stanny-Huson, The Book of John in the Bible, The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews, The Power of Your Subsconcious Mind by Josephy Murphy.
My vegetable garden. This year I planted kale, shallots, green onions, all kinds of lettuce, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, oregano and bell peppers. This is beyond exciting… and a lot of work.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
YEARS OF TEACHING
HOURS OF COACHING
MY PROFESSIONAL TIMELINE
THEN, NOW AND IN BETWEEN
2006: On My Own
My journey has a freelancer began. My business was successful for several years. I was very happy and successful in my business.
2016: Keep Austin Weird and Your Soul Whole
I fell in love with Austin after visiting some friends and moved there 6-months later. This move would begin my journey of deep personal development and healing. A year later, I would become a certified professional coach. At this point I’ve learned that your career, just like life, is a journey.
2002: My Professional Creative Journey Began
I graduated from design school and had my first job as an entry-level designer at a small agency. I helped design wayfinding solutions and signage for hotels and hospitals.
2012: Crash, Burn and Evolve
Operating a sustainable freelance business became very stressful and hard. I eventually stopped my business. But all wasn’t lost. I started teaching design courses at Brookhaven College; now Dallas College. For a while I was even a full-time professor.
Now: Growth is The Goal
I still design for a few clients but my purpose is now dedicated to helping other creatives in their career. I want to help as many creatives as I can avoid the pitfalls that I had and coach them through developing the mindset needed to start their career or build their business.
WRITTEN FOR YOU
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WORK WITH ME
FREE-MIUM AND PREMIUM OPTIONS
The easiest way to work with me is through the digital resources I provide such as my podcast, PDF downloads and newsletter. Many of these resources are free and some are paid. However, new resources are constantly being added.
GET CLEAR AND GET MOVING
Clarity Coaching Session
Clarity Coaching Sessions are designed for people who want to work directly with me to help them through a specific issue in their career or business journey. These sessions are 90-minutes and include a 30-minute follow-up session.
Business or Career Coaching
Does your problem require more than one coaching session? Then coaching is for you. Coaching is designed to help you achieve your goals through thought-provoking conversations and intentionally crafted actions. Please note, that coaching with me requires at least a 6-month committment.
Who are you and how can I help?
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