Areas of specialization:
Divorce support and coaching
Parent coaching (also after divorce)
Compassionate communication - Deep listening, Speaking your truth, and Setting Boundaries
In her 50+ years of life, Karin acquired skills from a wide variety of fields. After obtaining a degree in consumer studies, she worked for 7 years as a manager in the high-pressure environment of clothing retail. For the next season she worked in a church in the field of children's ministry and specialised in dealing with children with trauma. During this time she obtained certification in advanced play therapy techniques. Her commitment led her to further studies and she completed a Masters in Theology in 2012 with her thesis focussing on "Co-operation between parents after divorce". Her influence grew as she headed up a non-profit organisation which trained volunteers to journey with hurting children - especially after loss. Since 2015 she sharpened her focus to include coaching parents in and through difficult relationships with their children. This skill set includes understanding the language of emotions which spontaneously led to an interest in empathetic communication, self-compassion and mindful living. Over the last few years, she has supported many clients when life hurts as the result of death, divorce or loss of any kind.
Karin has 2 adult daughters and a son, one son-in-law and one daughter-in-law. In 2016 divorce became a part of their family's story. Together they overcame huge challenges which resulted in stronger relationships and a deeper understanding of the journey of grieving. Karin loves to read and watch movies for relaxation, enjoys walks on the beach and yoga for physical self-care and practises spiritual disciplines like meditation and creative journaling to take care of her emotional needs.