Today, I am thriving as a Personal Brand Portrait Photographer and love every aspect of my work. It fulfils me in many ways, allowing me to express my creativity and interact and build relationships with amazing people every day: businesswomen, freelancers, soloprenour, artists, online business owners, bloggers, designers, creative individuals and many more! Much more than a job, it is a way of life that reflects who I am and a lifestyle that I love. This love for what I do gives me the energy and excitement to get up every morning.
But it took me a long time to discover, or rather re-discover, my passion. I didn’t choose this purposeful path until I was in my early thirties. I spent the last ten years of my life working in the corporate world before following my true calling. I did enjoy my job in Finance but I wasn’t 100% fulfilled. I clearly wasn’t making use of my strengths and talents. This was frustrating and affected my self-esteem. As a teenager, I dreamt of being an artist. I wanted to create and express who I was through painting, design, photography and dancing. I wanted to work with colours and shapes. Instead, I was encouraged to pursue a more conventional path and went on studying accounting.
I wish I had met Karen, career success coach, in my early twenties! Basically, Karen is saving young people time by helping them find work that is aligned with who they are. I highly respect and admire her work and was thrilled to be part of her personal branding journey.
LONDON & BRIGHTON PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Karen and I spent time together planning and designing her outdoor personal brand photo session, choosing the perfect photoshoot location (Perch on Lancing Beach, just a few minutes away from Brighton), the right outfit, props and photo editing style. This is an essential step for a successful branding photoshoot and pictures that truly reflect my client’s personality, brand and story. My outdoor portrait photo shoots don’t just happen at random and a lot of thoughts and work are put into them!
Although I am a potrait photographer based in Brighton & London, I am flexible to meet you within Sussex area, other parts of England or travel to Europe.
Karen is a woman on a mission: inspiring others to find the path that ignites their sparks and use their strengths wisely.
She believes that the right career guidance starts long before college, from building confidence, self-belief and self-awareness to making sound decisions about the future. She emphasizes the importance of inter personal skills for career and personal successincluding work ethics, attitude, communication skills, emotional intelligence, collaboration skills and having an innovative mind-set.
As well as working with individuals and teams, Karen is passionate about helping teenagers find their most suitable path. On her free online coaching workshop, “Untap your Teenager’s Future Talents” she is sharing the practical, immediately actionable steps she leads her clients through to unlock their teenager’s true potential, boosting communication and presentation skills to build rapport, uncovering individual strengths and talents to become authentic, articulate and engaging, and above all, understand the expectations of a future employer and work place to maximise interview success, accelerate the chances of promotion and carve out a pathway for a flourishing career.
People who know their own unique strengths and use them wisely are:
6x more likely to be engaged at work
3x more likely to have an excellent quality of life
6x more likely to do what they do best every day