My desire to empower others started when I first discovered how to empower myself.

Hi, I’m Karen. When I was 29, my life was in shambles. I suddenly became a widow when my husband, Richard, was tragically killed. I lost my house, my car, my job and so much more. 

 

I was in so much pain that I was living my life on autopilot—going through the motions and doing whatever it took to make it to the next day.

 

It wasn’t until the day my 2-year-old son walked into my room and asked “Mommy are you going to get up today?” that I knew I needed to change my life. Looking at him, I realized I couldn’t give up. I needed to begin my journey to healing so I could once again build a beautiful life for myself and my son.  That’s when I discovered STOP & SHIFT and decided “I can do this.” It all started with one thought.

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Karen Millsap is a Mindset Expert and TEDx Speaker who is passionate about teaching individuals the tools and resources to feel better, live better, and achieve their goals with a strong-healthy mindset.

She began her career in human resources and talent acquisition where she led countless training, new process, and change initiatives. However, at a young age, she suddenly became a widow when her husband was tragically murdered.

On the quest to rebuild her life, she discovered healthy habits and lifestyle changes that helped her find her way back to a whole heart. Now, she shares practical advice and life strategies that provide tangible results and skills to help people push through the everyday challenges we all face in life and work.

Karen is the creator of the mental exercise: Stop & Shift. She developed this method to help people jumpstart their mental strength training. It's a simple, yet powerful, technique that explains how to let go of negative thought cycles and move to more productive and positive thinking.

Stop & Shift is designed to help improve your thinking to make better choices and subsequently create a healthier & happier life.

​Karen's client list includes NBC's Golf Channel, Hubspot, Universal Orlando Parks & Resorts, Sprint and many more! Her work has been featured in Forbes, SHRM Magazine, on Good Morning America, MSNBC, and many others! She's also a regular contributor to Arianna Huffington's THRIVE Global community.

Karen received her undergraduate degree in Communication from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist.

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Yeap, we're doing this. Here are some random fun facts to get to know me better!

1. ON THE ENNEAGRAM, I'M A:

although, when I first took the test I was a Type 7 (the Enthusiast) which I can totally see also. This is just another example of my true Gemini nature.

6. THE BEST TITLE I HAVE IS:

a. TEDx Speaker

b. Mindset Coach

c. Retreat Facilitator

d. Consultant

e. Other:

2. MYERS-BRIGGS SAYS I AM AN:

3. IF I COULD MEET ONE PERSON, DEAD OR ALIVE, IT WOULD BE:

4. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I:

a. played basketball

b. played volleyball

c. played the clarinet

d. took dance classes

e. all of the above, and then some!

7. A BIG DREAM OF MINE IS:

8. MY GO-TO OUTFIT IS:

a. shorts, tank top, and flip flops

b. dress and heels

c. yoga pants, graphic t, and Chuck Taylors

d. jeans, t-shirt, and boots

e. pajamas

9. MOST FREQUENTLY USED EMOJI:

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5. MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE DESSERT IS:

10. MOST LIKELY TO BINGE WATCH:

a. Friends

b. Fuller House

c. Handmaid's Tale

d. Nailed It!

e. Atypical

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