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About Karen Bartle
So the youngest of 5 siblings in a working class family, I spent most of my life in Sheffield, UK, the 8th largest city in England and which, in the 19th century, became known as the Steel City. International competition in iron and steel caused a decline in these industries in the 1970's and 1980's, coinciding with the collapse of coal mining in the area.
This massive decline caused social, political and economic unrest during this time and all the closures left thousands of families on low income or living on benefits. To get an insight into where I'm from check out 'The Full Monty', 'Billy Elliott', 'Coronation Street', 'Emmerdale Farm' or 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
After spending quite a bit of my 20's as a musician playing in bands I decided I'd better train in something which brought better financial returns on investment. So during the 90's I studied for a psychology degree and later completed my Masters in Health Psychology and became a regular visiting lecturer for a short time at Sheffield Hallam University.
My training in psychology and working as a graduate psychologist in clinical psychology within the NHS, sparked my interest in hypnotherapy and after after a couple of years of running a very successful private coaching & therapy practice, my partner Paul Peace and I started a training company teaching courses in hypnotherapy & NLP in Sheffield, UK.
The training became so popular and within the year, we created 2 further training companies running more courses in both Sheffield and London in the UK.
Over the last 25+ years, I’ve worked with thousands of people who want to change their life for the better. I’ve used a smorgasbord of strategies to help facilitate change efficiently & effectively with lasting and often dramatic effects on both health & wealth.
Business owners’ ability to adapt to change and progress their business is often thwarted or stifled by their own personal needs and resources including confidence, knowledge, skills and strategies. Managing those needs effectively typically facilitates change in overcoming all kinds of life and business challenges.
In March 2012, after years of seeing thousands of people achieve great changes in their lives, we decided it was time for a change in our lives. That decision was to travel the world and emigrate to a new country on the other side of the world!
Whilst Australia was the destination, we don't typically do things by halves, and took the long route round touching down in 26 countries over 7 continents and had the most awesome travel experience we could have ever imagined over the next 9 months.
On landing in Australia we bought & renovated our home, created Trade Secrets marketplace, started our Hypnotherapy/NLP training in 6 major regions, and more than ever, highly motivated, to help small business owners thrive.
Our years of experience implementing proven strategies in our own business to achieve success year on year, coaching others in their businesses, and living our new life by the ocean on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia, truly inspires us to help others create success in their business. See our page on Business and Marketing Coaching and Therapy and Personal Coaching
Check out some of the things I get up to as The Marketing Trainer.