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Some of us swim through life quite well.... until a tsunami life wave comes along, tosses us about, while others have lived in rough seas for a long while. Either way, we can be left gasping & breathless on a unfamiliar and unpleasant shore. What I learned can help you with evidence-based programs of Peer Support and Health and Wellness coaching.
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.