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House Hunters International Episode Airs in the USA

On Wednesday, November 10th at 1035PM Eastern (NYC) Time on HGTV, Karen and her family will appear in the very first episode of HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL ever filmed in the Whitsundays near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in North Queensland, Australia.

International Listening Party Record Release Sat Nov 6th 9AM AEST

Join me for a Listening Party celebration to hear the ten brand new songs from READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR. I will introduce each song LIVE from the Whitsundays near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and share about the inspiration and behind the scenes of the creative process. I will then play the studio recording. From wherever you are in the world, let’s celebrate new music and all good things. Ten cinematic, piano-driven songs with powerful female vocals and inspiring messages; the new album READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR is the music with a message the world needs right now. XOXO

You can PRE-ORDER the record at karenjacobsen.com

If you are in New York USA East Coast this event is 7PM Friday Nov 5th xo If you are in California USA West Coast this event is 4PM Friday Nov 5th xo If you are Sydney or Melbourne AUSTRALIA this event is at 10AM Saturday Nov 6th xo Listed time is Queensland, AUSTRALIA time zone xo

REGISTER AT THIS LINK in advance for the EVENT: https://youtu.be/dQZgBisr4Os

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PRESS RELEASE: Ready For What I Came Here For – Karen Jacobsen The title track is an expression of her quest to make a difference and find deeper purpose in life. Produced by Matt Anthony (Darius Rucker, Shinedown, Pat Monahan of Train) at Engine Sound in New York City, recording began in September of 2019 before the interruption of the pandemic. After almost a year, video sessions and remote recording enabled the completion of the record between Karen’s new location half a world away near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and Matt’s studio in the North-East of the United States (9560 miles to be exact).

Jacobsen’s speaking voice reached pop culture status when she became the voice of the GPS and the original Australian voice of ‘Siri.’ This led to the creation of the empowerment brand The GPS Girl® and speaking engagements about “Recalculating” life. Her family Recalculated and relocated personally in 2020 heading to Australia for what they thought would be several weeks while the pandemic blew over. Now based at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and the 74 tropical islands of the Whitsundays in North Queensland, Karen is the official Whitsundays Destination Ambassador and the voice of a wildly successful campaign to entice visitors to the region. The tourism sector has been deeply affected by COVID-19, and the Wonders of the Whitsundays campaign has garnered over AUD $12.5 million in bookings to date.

Despite the unexpected turmoil of moving countries, Karen says, “being in the most pristine nature and looking out at the Coral Sea has been a miracle for our family, not to mention endlessly inspirational. The beauty of nature is healing and we feel very fortunate to have been able to choose this option at a time that has been devastating for many.” While recording began pre-pandemic, the cinematic piano-driven songs takes on new meaning in this time in the world and in the context of her personal relocation to Australia. When asked about the message behind her music, Jacobsen said “for many of us, 2020 has been a jolt, and yet an opportunity to take a stark look at our lives and what we want to experience. I personally know dozens of people who have made big decisions about their futures; from where they will live to what they spend their time doing. It’s been an era of getting clear about what is truly important.”

“Ready For What I Came Here For is a triumphant celebration and reawakening of purpose. Highly emotive yet softly versed, this track calls for meaningful introspection that left me feeling empowered.” — Ellie D, Radio Boss @ OzNow Radio.

CREDITS Karen Jacobsen Ready For What I Came Here For Music & Lyrics: Karen Jacobsen (APRA) Piano & Vocals: Karen Jacobsen Guitar, Bass & Tracks: Matt Anthony Producer: Matt Anthony Recorded, Mixed & Mastered: Matt Anthony at Engine Sound, New York City ©Kurly Queen Records

The Music Video is Ready

The music video for READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR is here. Releasing on Saturday, June 12th, 2021 you can click HERE to be ready for the YouTube Premiere and to see and hear the song, Written by Karen Jacobsen and Produced by Matt Anthony at Engine Sound NYC.

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We want to share this uplifting message and the beautiful scenery of the glorious Whitsundays region where the music video was filmed.

On location at Coral Sea Resort in Airlie Beach a creative team including Tanya D’Herville Photo & Video, Marie Ann Douros, Stacey McMaster and Tom Hudak helped bring the song to visual life. Chris Orwat of Pure Cinematography edited the footage so brilliantly captured by Tanya, in this truly international production.

HERE is the link one more time!

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Are You Ready For What You Came Here For?

In 2019 I was doing a tremendous amount of personal development and had a huge breakthrough. This led to a creative awakening and I wrote the song READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR.

The message of this song is about finding deeper purpose in life, and when it came time to release the song, it was a natural next step to create a course to go with it. I will be sharing many of the tools I use to live an inspired life, after many years of insecurity and dissatisfaction.

I’m here on the planet to uplift. To share beauty and love in the world. The course is free and you can sign up below:

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NEW SINGLE “READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR”

VOICE IN A BILLION DEVICES & SINGER SONGWRITER KAREN JACOBSEN

RELEASES NEW SINGLE READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR

Recommended if you like: Sara Bareilles, Olivia Newton-John and Wilson Philips

(Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, QLD AUSTRALIA May 21, 2021) After an unexpected year in her native Australia, usually New York based international voice over artist, singer songwriter and motivational speaker, Karen Jacobsen celebrates the release of the first single of her new album READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR.

Written after the tragic death of a close friend of her husband, the song is an expression of the quest to make a difference and the search to find purpose in life. READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR” is the 1st track from Karen Jacobsens 10th studio album, produced by Matt Anthony (Darius Rucker, Shinedown, Pat Monahan of Train) at Engine Sound NYC.

While recording began pre-pandemic, the cinematic piano driven song takes on new meaning in this time in the world. When asked about the message of the song, Karen said For many of us, 2020 has been a jolt, and yet an opportunity to take a stark look at our lives and what we want to experience. I personally know dozens of people who have made big decisions about their futures; from where they will live to what they spend their time doing. Its been an era of getting clear about what is truly important.

To celebrate the release, Karen is launching a free 14 day personal development course called READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR. The course shares tips, tools and daily actions to move closer to uncovering how to make a difference and what that tangibly looks like. Dealing with the big question why am I here?the course serves as inspiration to cut through the confusion of what to do to become clear about one of Karens favorite topics, direction in life.

After her speaking voice became part of a unique pop culture status, Karen created the empowerment brand The GPS Girl and she speaks about Recalculating life. With the single launch and free course, she integrates Music and Message. Her family Recalculated personally in 2020 heading to Australia for what they thought would be several weeks while the pandemic blew over.

Now based at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and the 74 tropical islands of the Whitsundays in North Queensland, Karen is the official Destination Ambassador and the voice of a wildly successful campaign to encourage visitors to holiday in the region. The tourism sector has been deeply affected by COVID 19, and the Wonders of the Whitsundays campaign has garnered over $11M in bookings to date.

Despite the turmoil of moving countries without planning to, Karen says Being in the most pristine nature and looking out at the Coral Sea has been a miracle for our family, not to mention endlessly inspirational. The beauty of nature is healing and we feel very fortunate to have been able to choose this option at a time that has been devastating for many.

LISTEN to Ready For What I Came Here For on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon or your favorite platform

Ready For What I Came Here For is a triumphant celebration and reawakening of purpose. Highly emotive yet softly versed, this track calls for meaningful introspection that left me feeling empowered. Ellie D, Radio Boss @ OzNow Radio.

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

PLUS

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 Booking@thegpsgirl.com

 

 

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 Karen@thegpsgirl.com 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