Life Coach Profile

Karen Freedman has over 20 years’ experience working extensively with people in senior, expert and leadership positions in the health, community and education sectors locally, nationally and internationally. She has worked with many different people in many different ways as a public health practitioner, researcher and evaluator, counselor, policy analyst, and in workforce development.

Karen attended the Australian National University completing a BA in Philosophy and the Social Sciences winning the Quentin Gibson Memorial Prize for Philosophy. She also has a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, along with a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Australian College of Applied Psychology. 

Karen is a certified coach with the Life Coaching Institute of Australia and member of the International Coaching Federation and Australian Counselling Association.

"Karen works with individuals experiencing major life transitions, looking to enhance their career and job performance, wanting to improving their health and wellness along with creative potential for change."


Australian College of Applied Psychology

Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2013- 2016.

Areas studied included: Constructivist therapies, psychodynamic therapies, person centered approaches, strengths based approaches, trauma and grief, mental health counseling, counseling in diversity.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

Master of Science (MSc), Public Health 2002 – 2008

Areas studied included: Public health systems analysis, environmental health, health economics, poverty alleviation, community development, health performance and evaluation, research design, management and analysis.

The Australian National University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Philosophy, H1 1983 – 1988

Graduated with First Class Honours with a Double major in Philosophy, majors and sub-majors in Psychology and Sociology.

Certifications and Associations

Certification IV Life Coaching Institute of Australia, License LCGNC14282

Member of the International Coach Federation

Licensed Motivational and Individual Team Practitioner, Motivational Maps, UK

Accredited Neuro - Linguistic Practitioner, Institute of Neuro-Semantics Australia

Accredited Resilience Practitioner – Predictive 6-Factor Resilience Scale, Talent Tools

Accredited Extended DISC Practitioner, Talent Tools

Member of Australian Counselling Association


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