Hello there, I’m Karen Hallsman!

After graduating with a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, I had a short stint teaching preschool and elementary.

Then, as many do, I sort of fell into Human Resources. And I’m so glad that’s where I landed!

I loved the work I did in corporate, and I learned so much. But I always felt like something was missing... 

I was working long hours, and ignoring all signs of exhaustion.  For years!

Parts of my job I really enjoyed. Other parts of it, not so much.

I found myself pushing and striving instead of thriving.... except when it came to one area:

In 2005, I was privileged to learn about CliftonStrengths® from Chip Anderson - one of the leading researchers and practitioners of the original StrengthsFinder® assessment, along with Donald Clifton.

After one session with Chip, I knew I had to bring Strengths to my organization. 

Long story short - I did! And it was magic. 

Enter: Management Training

I developed and facilitated manager group trainings on Strengths - helping managers interpret and apply their assessment results to create more engagement and fulfillment in their work and home lives.

In the Strengths Zone

This work allowed me to engage my CliftonStrengths® Developer® theme full force, and brought me back to my love for all things psychology and human potential.

After many years of coaching managers on Strengths, I became convinced that knowing your Strengths is the foundation to a life well-lived.

I soon came to realize that coaching is what I want to do all the time! I got certified as a life coach, and as a Gallup Global Strengths Coach.

Now, I combine life and Strengths coaching tools and principles to help high achieving women professionals not just recover from burnout... but to create a life that makes them look forward to getting out of bed.

I want to look forward to getting out of bed!

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A little bit more about me...

  • B.A. Psychology, Loyola Marymount University 
  • M.A. Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • Certified Gallup Global Strengths Coach, The Gallup Organization
  • Certified Life Coach, The Life Coach School
  • Certified Advanced Burnout Coach, Dex Randall, Burnout Coach
  • I’m a certified Salesforce Administrator (it's so fun, I keep up my certification even though I don't work in it anymore!)
  • I own a 1936 Packard I named Charlie (I don't know what I was thinking buying this thing, but I LOVE it!)
  • I cycle back and forth between ballet (mostly on YouTube) and triathlon training (mostly easy, short rides and jogging where it's not so hot)
  • I put Maggi seasoning and crunchy garlic chili oil on 75% of what I cook.