Here at Faviana, we have endless amounts of inspiring women around us. Hearing motivational speakers such as Natasha Nurse leave us with great tips to apply to our own lives. Last month, we had the pleasure of welcoming Karen Fitzgerald, an advocate for women’s empowerment and awakening our passionate hearts. We’re here today to share with you her advice, in Women of Faviana: Personal Development!
Before Personal Development
Karen Fitzgerald is a transformational coach, keynote speaker, and performer based in New York City. Before reinventing her own life though, she had lived small and lived by the rules. It wasn’t until she left a long-term marriage that she finally learned the importance of desire within ourselves. She began studying the connection between spirituality and sexuality, soon coaching people to open their own potential and voice. As soon as she began her new life in New York City, Karen inspired women to achieve their goals and helped others reinvent their own lives. Her message remained the same: giving everyone permission to find their own voice and live a more joyous, pleasurable life. She encourages people to have the same kind of awakening she had, and to take the lessons she learned to help others live their biggest dreams.
Besides Personal Development
Karen’s whole life has been about communication and sharing it with others via workshops, coaching, keynote speaking, and performing. Nonetheless, she has done countless other activities besides enabling people to feel their own voice and live their own truth. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication, a Master’s degree in Organization and Management, and an advanced tantra educator certification. Through her education, she was able to become a lifelong learner and use her knowledge to invite people to create powerful lives. Additionally, she inspires hundreds of people to follow their dreams through webinars, public speaking events, Facebook live, as well as features in books and public television.
Achieve Personal Development
To awaken your passionate heart and achieve personal development, Karen left us with some homework. Try these at home yourself!
Brag About Yourself: As women, it is important to “brag” and feel good about ourselves. To achieve self love, get a journal and write a positive statement about yourself every day. Start with the world “I am,” and fill in with any positive and creative word you like.
Look in the Mirror: Once you write down a positive statement, look in the mirror and say it to yourself. Really look at yourself, and be happy saying this. Karen says, “Movement plays a role in our happiness.” Once you get good at this, you can go deeper. This time, say your name when you look in the mirror and say, “I love you. I really love you.”
Write Down Your Desires: Start a list about anything you desire in life each day. It could be both small dreams and big dreams. Have fun with it, and see what comes up as you keep adding to it. The whole point of all of this is to celebrate yourself!
You can read more about Karen and talk to her directly on her website. Whether it is coaching, keynote speaking, or creating inspirational theatre, we know her message to motivate people to live their greatest potential will continue.
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