Helping to make a difference in the home, community, and the world.
Occupational Career therapy Practice, Lifestyle Consulting and Coaching. Art and Science therapy, Wellness Advisor, Education Coach. Career testing and Psychological testing.
Storyteller. Advocate. Nonprofit Guru. Karen brings more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to support organizations in sharing their story, developing and deploying fund development plans, and launching new programs and services. Her guiding passion is ensuring that programs and services place the voices of people being served at the center of program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Sharon Kuehn, principal at Life Force Learning, is a peer recovery movement veteran who uses her training and facilitation skills to create unique, participatory learning environments. Her lived experience as a person with mental health challenges is the backdrop to her extensive experience as a recovery trainer and peer support instructor and supervisor. With 20 years of peer leadership, community engagement, and recovery program design and implementation, Sharon’s ability to navigate systems and hone peer recovery skills will support your organization’s wellness and recovery goals.
I write to reflect on aspects of my life experiences that fall outside the norm so that I may heal and come to a truer reality and understanding of self. I do this to be a strong professional presence for the people I work with, to positively impact the local mental health system, and to promote my work.
My first book is a memoir called: Fighting For Freedom In America; my second will be about a theoretical orientation towards work with “psychosis” across diagnostic divides.
Dedicated and self motivated individual who has nearly two decades of experience working in the human services field. Has served agencies in which I have worked in diverse and unique roles, including contributing to program development. As a Peer Support Specialist, I have excellent crisis intervention skills and experience training employees in crisis intervention.
...someone to talk with who is deeply present and open to you, dedicated to hearing and reflecting compassionately.
...a safe, balanced and respectful relationship that you help to define and direct.
...a bond that offers some of the best qualities of a friend, life coach, spiritual director or counselor, but without the history and baggage, beliefs and expectations, or labels and psychiatric language.