Recalculate & Create

Recalculate & Create Online Mini-Retreat

for life long learners who want next level

Professional Development for Life and Work


USA EST 7PM – 10PM March 19th, 2021

AUSTRALIA EST 9AM – 12PM March 20th, 2021


Be Inspired with 3 Hours of Virtual Experiential Learning


30 Minute One on One Call Just You and Me


The upheaval is not going away in a hurry. Let’s create a quality of life and work for you that brings true fulfillment.

Join from anywhere in the world


Investment: $365 (in the currency of your country USA or AUS)


Join international speaker, concert artist and voice in a billion devices worldwide Karen Jacobsen The GPS Girl, for an uplifting program. Karen will share practical tools to apply right away to navigate through unpredictable times. Tools she has been digging deep to use herself throughout her life to overcome chronic anxiety, financial disaster, and the past year of complete upheaval.


You will:

– Learn the 5 directions for Recalculating process

– Discover how to listen to your Inner GPS

– Take charge of how you experience life coming at you

– Give yourself time to hear yourself think and create what’s next

– Find out how to build the ability to be solution-oriented while listening to “the only woman men will take directions from.”


To Register email



The CREATE Experience

Spend a weekend with Karen Jacobsen

The CREATE Experience

a Mastermind Retreat

is for life long learners who want next level

Professional Development for Life and Work

The Whitsundays, Queensland: April 9th – 11th, 2021

What does it take to navigate change powerfully?

In this special retreat experience, Karen will show you how to Recalculate.

You will discover:

– The steps to take to engage and unlock your potential

– How to listen to your Inner GPS

– Setting the stage for optimal health

Define success and fulfillment for yourself, and identify how inspired action arises. You will learn new strategies, effective tools & templates, including directions for a new way of life. One where effortlessness is always available to you.

And, this all takes place in an intimate, confidential setting surrounded by a collaborative spirit.

“Karen Jacobsen’s workshops give you immediate gratification in seeing what is possible to create in your life. She is an inspiring teacher/leader who helps each one of her clients devise a roadmap for their future that is easy and fun to follow. Her commitment to each and every person achieving their goals, dreams and aspirations is palpable. Every business owner and company CEO will benefit from working with Karen. She is after all, The GPS Girl – helping people navigate through all the dimensions of their lives.”

Valerie Bennis Business Owner & Aromatherapist, Essence of Vali

Investment for this event is $2,200 for all tuition, luxury accommodation and gourmet meals.

The CREATE Experience mastermind retreat is limited to a small group of participants and is an immersive and all-inclusive event.

The weekend begins on Friday at 3:00 p.m. sharp and ends on Sunday at noon.  No late arrivals and no early departures.  You must be present and available for all sessions.  No exceptions.

Note:  This weekend calls for confidentiality regarding all information shared by participants. We will be in close quarters in a luxurious setting to identify what is most important to you with clarity, confidence and focus.

All books, tools and materials are included.

MODULE 1: Friday afternoon   3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Mastermind dinner   6:30 p.m.

Breakfast at leisure both Saturday and Sunday

MODULE 2: Saturday morning   9:00 a.m. to Noon  Lunch  Noon to 2:00 p.m.

MODULE 3: Saturday afternoon   3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Acknowledgement Dinner: Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Dress: Festive

MODULE 4: Sunday morning   9:00 a.m. to Noon

To register with a $500, non-refundable deposit, email and a registration form will be forwarded.  Prior to attending you will be required to complete and return a set of pre-planning materials.

*Ask about our optional additional 3rd night which includes:

– Body work/massage treatments

– Healthy cooking instruction

– Time for casual conversation and reflection before emerging into the world.*


Whitsundays Destination Ambassador

An exciting announcement:

A new partnership with Tourism Whitsundays was announced today and I am thrilled to get the word out about this absolutely glorious region and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. Welcome to the Wonders of the Whitsundays!

Read the PRESS RELEASE here:

Premiere: Mackay to Manhattan Sep 27, 2020

Big news: after the rollercoaster of this year, the premiere of my show Mackay to Manhattan is now scheduled for Sunday, September 27th, 2020 in my hometown Mackay at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. XOXO

About the show: At the age of seven in her home town of Mackay, Karen Jacobsen saw Olivia Newton-John on television and knew what she wanted to do with her life. She wanted to become a professional singer and move to America.

Karen returns to Mackay to premiere a musical memoir of that journey. Solo at the grand piano, and part concert, part motivational experience, “Mackay to Manhattan” follows the story of a small town girl with big dreams who believes “It’s Never Too Late To Recalculate” to reach your destination in life.

Along the way Karen’s speaking voice ended up in over a billion GPS devices and as the original Australian voice of Siri in iPhones. Be ready to be entertained, inspired and hear the “only voice men will take directions from” in this very special event

Tickets and more info at this link: The Premiere of Mackay to Manhattan

Navigating with the Today Show Australia

If you had told me in January I would be navigating the Today Show Australia around my hometown Mackay in September…well like most of 2020’s developments that was unexpected. Thank you @timdavies for asking me about my show #MackaytoManhattan Mackay Tourism reached out, out of the blue as my friend Kay Direen let them know I am in the region at the moment. The sun shone, the crew was a delight and we made the segment into a fun escape to lift the spirits of viewers. #youhavereachedyourdestination

Behind the scenes video over on Patreon:  LINK to Navigating around Mackay



* A Virtual Concert *

As I Made My Way Across the Sea…it is 20 years this week since I left Australia for adventures and music and love and life in NYC. Join me for a live virtual concert this weekend to celebrate! xoxo

This week marks 20 years since I made my way across the sea from Australia to New York City.

To celebrate: the first in a series of live, virtual concerts from home this weekend.
A love letter to NYC and songs to uplift and bring love and joy.

This weekend:

Friday, May 29th 7PM USA East Coast
Friday, May 29th 4PM USA West Coast
Saturday, May 30th 9AM Australia EST

Join on YouTube or FB Live


Do You Have a Song Request?

I put out the word on social for requests – let me know if there is a song of mine or beyond you are bursting to hear and I will do my best to include it.


Here is the link to check out all the goodies on my Patreon page, where you can see the behind the scenes of my creative process. I’m writing songs more than ever and excited to share works in progress.

Check Out Karen’s Patreon By Clicking Here

It’s going to be a whole new experience performing from home for you – and being able to interact in real time and I can’t wait xoxo

Review: “The Only Woman Men Will Take Directions From” – Carly Mayberry, About Town

Lesley Everett of personal branding methodology company Walking Tall hosting Karen Jacobsen during the one-woman show “Mackay to Manhattan – a musical memoir” (Carly Mayberry — Herald Correspondent)


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While you might recognize her as the voice in over a billion GPS devices and the original Australian voice of iPhone’s Siri, there’s actually a lot more that has navigated the life of Karen Jacobsen than directing drivers on their route.

Jacobsen shared her journey of reaching her dream to be a singer/songwriter in America, as well as the many times she’s had to “re-calibrate” along the way, during “Mackay to Manhattan – a Musical Memoir” on March 8 at the Junipero Serra School.

Jacobsen performed at the grand piano while intermittently sharing stories with the intimate crowd of about 50, which included the event’s host and branding expert Lesley Everett and Staci Alzeibler-Perkins, executive director of Gathering for Women. The event was in recognition of International Women’s Day with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Monterey nonprofit.

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The crowd at Junipero Serra Mission School during during the show “Mackay to Manhattan – a musical memoir” (Carly Mayberry — Herald Correspondent)

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“I have not been short of big dreams and relationships with disappointment,” said Jacobsen. “… When you have to re- calculate in a major way, special gifts appear.”

Jacobsen was born in the small town of Mackay, Australia but knew from an early age after seeing fellow Aussie Olivia Newton-John perform on television that she wanted to become a professional singer and move to America.

Since moving to New York City years ago, she has not only shared the stage with the likes of Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross but also performed the national anthem at major sporting events at Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium, among other venues.

Jacobsen has also gone on to be an international speaker giving directions for life and business, showing how to navigate change with her “Five Directions for Re-Calculating.”

During her Carmel appearance, she garnered plenty of chuckles from the audience with her quip “I’m the only woman men will take directions from.”

She also offered a special piece of advice from her lifetime of taking chances and chasing her dreams.

“That inner GPS – it will not steer you wrong,” said Jacobsen.

Click Here To See The Article in the Monterey Herald

I Want To Be Somewhere Else Doing Something Else With Somebody Else

The River of My Life was written the year before I moved from Australia to New York City. Everyone around me was moving on with their lives. Following their dreams.

I noticed I wasn’t. My dream for as long as I could remember was to become a professional singer and move to America. After ten years of life and performing in Sydney, it was time to make the move to New York City.

The beautiful footage for most of the video was from the talented creators at pexel.

“I want to be somewhere else

Doing something else

WIth somebody else”

The River of My Life

From the album Here In My Heart

©Kurly Queen

Written and Performed by Karen Jacobsen


Visit me on Patreon xoxo

I Made My First Music Video and I Can’t Believe It

It has been a rough few days. I am used to feeling bouncy and I am so completely solution oriented, that the weight of the reality of this time knocked me down.

I have one word for you.


Oh, I have another word for you.


My friend Francesca made a music video and when I read about her experience it totally inspired me.

My friend Jenny was listening like such a good, good friend to me about how darn upsetting this all is (yes, I know, privilege, and yes, I know, very fortunate) and I asked her how on earth she makes the amazing videos she makes for her music.

One zoom tutorial later I have MADE MY FIRST MUSIC VIDEO!!

The song Merry Go Round is from long ago – and it is on my record “Melting Moments”/”Kissing Someone Else”.

May it uplift you – these actors look so beautiful and happy in this footage. Super gratitude to the creators on pexel and dashable.

What do you think? XOXO

AND Visit my new Patreon Page for behind the scenes, creative process and unreleased material xoxo