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:





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


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