- Viktor Frankl
Studying NLP and other tools for transformation improved every aspect of my life. I learned to dream big, envision my ideal future and make that vision a reality. The health, home, marriage, self-image, prosperity and abundance I experience in all areas of my life are truly a reflection of these powerful methods. I use these same tools with my clients and I'm so passionate about this work because I know it works! When I watch another human being create transformation beyond what they ever thought was possible and achieve their dreams, I know I am fulfilling my own life's purpose.
Karna's unique background combines a rich foundation of spirituality with a successful career at a Fortune 500 company.
Many of Karna's greatest challenges became the most defining moments of her life. While in college at the University of Montana, she joined the Silvertip Skydivers Club along with a fellow dorm-mate, and eventually made over 350 jumps. On a cloudless autumn morning, her friend and a planeload of other teammates were killed in a mid-air collision. Karna had overslept and wasn't on that flight as planned. Grappling with the "whys" of that event catapulted her into a spiritual search that eventually led to discovering answers within.
Shortly after Karna began working for a Fortune 500 company, another tragic death altered her path. Someone very close to her died by suicide and she was first to find him. Her trauma and grief had a painfully profound impact and launched her into a quest for healing. As she experienced the benefits of grief counseling, she considered a career in this field to help others move forward following their own trauma and loss.
Exploring her options, Karna discovered Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and the deep, positive, lasting changes which its processes make possible. With NLP she realized her passion for helping people not only survive trauma, grief and loss, but transform and thrive in all areas of their lives. Karna often employs this theme of "transformation beyond survival" and finding the gift in life's challenges to help clients in their own journey.
Karna is also trained in Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Energy Healing, Shamanic Healing and The Symbols Way, offering extensive tools to serve her clients' needs, whether in the realm of physical or emotional health. She has worked with clients from around the world, from children to seniors, whose issues range from stress-management to life-threatening disease.
Happily married, Karna currently resides at their mountain home outside Missoula, Montana, where she enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking with her husband Kirk. They love to travel to experience the beauty and rich cultures of other parts of the world. Some of their favorite trips have been sailing through the Tahitian islands, experiencing Turkey, an unforgettable safari adventure in Africa, exploring the southern islands of New Zealand and discovering the wonder of Bali. Karna loves to spend time with family, especially her four grandchildren.