About Karen

I am no different to any other person and have faced exceptional personal, professional and health challenges. Rather than accepting defeat I have used self-motivation and determination to overcome those challenges; and through positive mental attitude and a solutions focused outlook achieved the work/life balance I wanted.

Over the years, extensive management experience; and coming from a military background, has given me the capability for effective leadership, managing objectives, targets and others, whether as an individual and/or team basis; being mindful that targets are specific, agreed and realistic. Embedding great organisational skills has allowed for an introspective look at one’s capabilities to make achieving those goals within reach.

As a professional Coach, I specialise in Life Coaching, Career Coaching and Management Training. I maintain a private practice in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales. I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. As a collaborative, solution-focused Coach, with a person-centred approach to meet the needs of each client or organisation I aim to ensure it is a positive experience. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal and professional life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalised program tailored to each individual and/or organisation. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.

I conceptualise, plan and write all marketing material for bespoke Life and Career development workshops.

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My Services

Client Focused - Coaching for Life, Business, Career Management and Facilitation
As a personal coach and facilitator I work with a wide range of clients and offer a highly personalised approach tailored to each individual or team. In a supportive atmosphere, I help clients attain the professional and personal growth they’re striving for and coach leaders/managers to manage their teams and grow their organisation.

Empowerment Motivation Inspiration

If you are committed to creating a more fulfilling and meaningful life, I look forward to working with you. As a Coach my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Helping you make radical improvements in your life is my focus. I will teach how to develop your own solutions to problems you may be facing.

Life Coaching Services

As a personal coach, I work with a wide range of clients and offer a highly personalised approach tailored to each individual. In a supportive atmosphere, I help clients attain the professional and personal growth they’re striving for.

I offer sessions, both in-person and on the phone, with additional email support. We will start with an initial assessment to clearly define your short and long-term goals, everything from communication skills to personal acceptance. We will use these goals as a foundation to create a strategy for attaining these objectives.

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Personal Growth

Training/qualifications, ability to handle money and debt, ability to act appropriately in different environments, dressing appropriately for specific situations, respecting and loving yourself, looking after your health.

Professional Development

Effective communication and presentation, sales ability, being presentable, being assertive, being competent at your job in terms of performance and quality.

Relationship Coaching

Trust, avoiding abusive relationships, choosing compatible partners, relating to family members and in laws, avoiding co-dependency, anger management.

Communication Skills

Developing interpersonal communication, effective speaking, providing effective feedback, building rapport within a personal and professional setting.

Self Confidence

Feeling confident in public, mixing easily, being appropriate (e.g. not getting drunk and behaving badly), talking easily to members of the opposite sex (or same sex depending on gender preference), being comfortable with sexual orientations, being comfortable and confident about your partner in public, not being jealous or possessive.

Inner Peace

Being in touch with your inner needs and feelings, being at ease with any moral implications of your practical day to day activities, being able to express yourself and feel the expression of others through art forms such as music or paintings, being at ease with any moral implications of your practical day to day actions.

Achieving Balance

Improving your relationship with yourself and others.

Organisation & Productivity

Addressing procrastination, utilising a system that prevents clutter in your personal and professional life. This will lead to a reduction in stress.


Corporate Services

I provide a range of Management Services for organisations looking to improve understanding, manage, retain and motivate their employees and clients. I coach leaders/managers to manage their teams and grow their organisation. I run public and in-house workshops tailored for first line managers those engaging with the wider community.

“Karen Blake had the foresight to see my potential and how to unlock this. As a hobbyist photographer for many years she could see the potential that I had to take this to the next level. Having inspired me to see my own quality and unique gift, I have been fortunate enough to take on several paid and unpaid photography assignments with outstanding results since then including doing Karen’s own publicity photos. I cannot thank Karen enough for her ability to inspire me and instil confidence in my own ability, for her advice, guidance and support.”
DD – Amateur Photographer

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Our 2018 Events

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Human Library Event 16th September 2017

Martyrs Business Group Networking Event - Westminster 1st November, by kind invitation of Gerald Jones MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Its important that business receives the support it needs to continue building our communities and create, not only employment opportunities but, encouraging business from other part of the UK to come to Wales. I felt very honoured and privileged to be a part of such an amazing event.


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