Karen A. Smith, President and Founder of Point Reach Coaching.
After years of people asking her if she was a coach or telling her she should be a coach, Karen listened to the message from the Universe. She realized that whatever she did and wherever she went, her energy drew her into coaching relationships with high potential individuals. Several years ago, she fully embraced her purpose.
Trained by Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) in Core Energy Dynamics, Karen is a Certified Professional Coach working primarily in the life and business success arena. She is member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). As an Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), Karen is certified to administer the ELI assessment, an attitudinal gauge that is ranked #3 by the Forbes Coaching Council list of “11 Assessments Every Executive Should Take”. She is an active member of the International Coaching Federation and the New Jersey Coaching Federation.
Karen holds an M.B.A. from New York University, and a B.A. and M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania. Along her journey to becoming a Professional Coach, she has been a Wall St Investment Banker, a teacher, a small business owner, a banker, and an author, editor and publisher. She now coaches and advises her high performing clients on their path to embracing their passions and achieving their goals, as well as overcoming the blocks that hold them back from living an extraordinary life.
Karen has appeared before various size groups of employees, business owners and creatives engaging in discussions of success, leadership and the opportunity in obstacles. She is the founder and leader of Work Your Purpose. And has appeared on and hosted several podcasts and radio shows including Experience50, Rock on Radio and Words from in the “Hole”.
A parent to two now adult children, Karen has been married, divorced, grieved the passing of two parents, become guardian to her developmentally disabled sister, and re-entered the dating world. Throughout all of this, she has strived to live and grow to her highest potential, which she has come to realize includes supporting others on their quest to living their best lives.
Karen’s training along with her experience in life, business, change and transitions serve to empower her clients in their unique journeys of discovering true fulfillment and abundance in their own lives.