Will I Ever Reach My Destination? with Karen Jacobsen The GPS Girl®

02nd August 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Style of Event: FREE for Corporate Members (Use CODE: WIBFWEB)
WiBF Member: AUD $0.00 Website Subscriber: AUD $20.00
12:15-1:00pm AEST


We are delighted to welcome back Karen Jacobsen The GPS Girl®. You have heard Karen's voice in over a billion devices giving directions in GPS devices worldwide, and as the original Australian "Siri" in iPhones.

Karen is an award-winning Singer and Songwriter, Author of two books, and Harry Connick Jr called her "hypnotic" on his national talk show. When she is not telling people where to go, she is practising yoga or more likely playing a game of ping pong with her 13-year-old son.

Please join us in welcoming, from Australia, now living in New York City, Entertainer, Author and – the "only woman men will take directions from” – The GPS Girl® – Karen Jacobsen.

In this 45-minute session, hear from Karen Jacobsen on:
– Finding clarity in the noise of these times
– How to build a "recalculating" mindset
– Why self-care is the most important priority and how to effortlessly implement it

Pre Work

Participants encouraged to prepare a pen and paper for written exercises.


Learn the 5 directions for recalculating process. Identify actions that can be immediately implemented to improve quality of life. Feel a sense of control amidst overwhelm.


To discover how to implement self-care effortlessly and "recalculate" your mindset to find clarity in all the noise.


International Speaker, Concert Artist and Songwriter Karen Jacobsen’s speaking voice unexpectedly led to a unique pop culture status. In over a billion GPS and smartphone devices worldwide, including the original Aussie voice of ’Siri’, hers is the voice of reason, telling us where to go and what to do on a daily basis. In real life, through her songs, concert performances and speaking presentations, she entertains and inspires people to recalculate their way to their dream destination in life.

In New York City, Karen auditioned to record a text to speech voice system, having no idea it would take her voice to every corner of the globe. From that one booking she created her empowerment brand The GPS Girl®, giving directions for life and business and showing how to navigate change powerfully with the 5 Directions for Recalculating.

An International Speaker and Concert Performer, both live and virtually, she has taken her universal message to national and international events across multiple industries including finance, health, education, travel, real estate, as a TEDx Speaker and Global Artist in Residence at High Point University. Karen has also enjoyed wide international media coverage, and was told she had made it when named as a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle. She particularly enjoyed Harry Connick Jr calling her “hypnotic” on his national US talk show.

An Author, Karen has written two journal style books; The GPS Girl's Road Map for Your Future, and Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance Success. Karen, her husband and young son thought they were visiting Australia from their New York City home of 20 years for a few weeks to visit family at the beginning of the pandemic. Recalculating everything and coming full circle, they find themselves as locals in the glorious Whitsunday region in North Queensland, Australia.