I'm a mom of two boys, a wife, a Zumba instructor and school nurse and I suffer from acid reflux and have generalized anxiety. I was also was on a quest to look like a fitness chick that I saw on Instagram and had BIG financial worries. Being coached by Karen shifted my thoughts on everything. Karen eased my financial worries by talking things and writing things out- she made me aware that I already had a plan if $h*t was to hit the fan. This was a big relief for me! Sheeased my anxiety, which helped tremendously reduce my acid reflux symptoms-that I almost had daily. I was the worst critic of myself and she transformed my thoughts to the point that I no longer wanted to look like the fitness chick on Instagram. Karen was always making sure to acknowledge and celebrate my successes no matter how big or small, this made me feels so good about myself that I apply it daily and acknowledge and appreciate people. If you need motivation, support and a kind heart to help you achieve a certain goal, Karen can totally help you... just the sound of her voice will perk you up instantly! Thank you Karen!
I am so pleased to recommend Karen Caton-Brunings as a personal life coach! I recently had the opportunity and privilege of working with Karen. She exceeded my expectations of a personal life coach. I just felt stuck, and jumped at the chance to try something new. I am forever grateful that I did!
Karen is a compassionate, patient and loving soul filled with guidance, support and wisdom beyond her years. She is a natural. I felt so comfortable in her presence and felt completely safe with zero judgement. Karen met me with grace, whether she encountered me at my highs or lows and she always knew when she could push me a little harder or when to lighten up and just offer support. She has a unique way of spreading light onto situations with a balance of curiosity and discovery that awakened my perspective and view on life.
This first thing Karen did with me was set goals. This was so empowering as I was simply spinning in life, and an actual goal seemed like a task that was not feasible. Instantly she worked her way through my web that felt impassable and helped me create a goal. I had direction! It was like this every step of the way throughout my 12 weeks with her. I always left with a new powerful and positive technique that I was able to use as often as I chose to, and I certainly always closed our sessions feeling full, calm and ready to take on the next hurdle in front of me. It was work and still is, don’t get me wrong, but it is work with outcomes that keeps pushing me forward.
Working with Karen offered me direction in life, personal empowerment, self-acceptance and self-love. I am a better mother, a better friend and simply put, the best me. I know that life will continue to present itself, and that I am not guaranteed a free ride, but I also know that I have a new arsenal to pull from in challenging times. I look forward to the future with love instead of fear. I am so thankful for this opportunity and fully recommend Karen as a personal life coach! Karen and her work are truly extraordinary!
I was so stuck and at a very vulnerable stage in my life. Weight gain and depression consumed me. I decided to fitness train with Karen to loose weight and feel healthy. From the first session, I knew things would be different. She met me where I was at, but stretched me to set a goal (which I did...to run a 10k in 8 months). Training with Karen inspired me to celebrate the small victories and cherish what I could do along the way. The nutrition coaching and exercise changed my life. But I got something out of it that I didn't expect. I found happiness again. Karen believed in me and she held vision of what I was physically and emotionally capable of when I could not. When I started, I couldn't run a mile. I have now ran 4 half marathons, 200+ mile relay race, multiple 10k. I ran my last half only 9 weeks after my second baby was born. Karen lit a fire under me...and I am running with it! Inspiration, vision, strength and courage... you will find it with Karen and KCB Coaching.