iSing Interview

Many thanks to iSing Magazine for this profile interview. Look for the top ten tips for Vocal Health at the end of the article.

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The GPS Girl’s Favorite Things 2016

101313Siri31Need ideas for useful, beautiful and memorable gifts this holiday season? Here are The GPS Girl’s favorite things for 2016 – as well as our very own shopping cart at where you can find holiday music, books to uplift and products to help you recalculate – happy shopping and happy holidays xoxo #itisnevertoolatetorecalculate

1. Natchie Art

Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass is a trove of holiday treasures. Natchie is Nadia Ackerman, an artist with the most charming drawings of NYC scenes now available as prints and all manner of gorgeous goods.

2. Essence of Vali Aromatherapy

I am a huge fan of Vali’s oils and mists made from pure plants; so much so we worked together on a customized aroma, the Recalculate Your Life mist. Bestsellers like Sleep and Passion give you exactly what they say they will.

3. Swarovski Holiday Ornament

In a home of few possessions I admit to collecting one of these crystal beauties every year since our son was born.

4. Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins

A transformational book for even those who have read every money book around. A powerful tool for creating and implementing a life you love.

5. Tickets to the Theatre

There is nothing like it. Whether for yourself or for loved ones, sharing an in person artistic experience is one of the most memorable gifts you can give. Read on if you would like to have something to wrap up to go with it.

5b. Books about Theatre

Hamilton, the book of the making of the broadway show is a masterpiece. Add to it The Untold Stories of Broadway for the true theatre obsessive.

6. Scrabble

Yes the board game. I am in love with gifts that create experiences, interaction and togetherness. In an attempt to not only ever be on my phone, we love to play Scrabble and Uno and seek out brand new ones. Put the screen down and play with real tiles, boards and cards.

7. Chocolate, Caramel or Peppermint Cocoa Fit Chews

These super delicious treats are vegan, gluten and sugar free. Absolutely diabetic friendly and will also satisfy hunger. From Arbonne so you know they are pure and safe.

8. Moticise Mindset Reset DVD

A mind and body workout at the same time? Yes please. Calling all multi-taskers wanting to combine motivation and exercise, Sonia Satra’s mindset reset is a groundbreaking process to keep you strong and focused on where you want to be headed. It’s a game changer.

9. A Spiralizer

These kitchen contraptions make your vegetables into glorious ribbons to create salads you can’t believe. If you are breathing you need one. I swear my veggies actually taste better.

10. Amazon Dot Speaker

It seems like there is now another woman in the house. Call out “Alexa” and “she” can give you the news (actual news from NPR), the weather and your favorite song or style of music. She is a part of our daily lives in a very satisfying way.

Destination Christmas – Karen Jacobsen in Concert

Join The GPS Girl – yes the only woman men will take directions from (lol) and get into the holiday spirit with Karen’s breathy vocals and melodic piano playing from her album Destination: Christmas.
Destination Christmas coverWednesday, December 7th
9:00 PM
Stage 72 at The Triad
Upstairs 158 West 72nd Street
New York NY 10023
Aussie born and New York based, Karen has had wide media coverage; NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, The Doctors, CBS Early Show, The New York Times, NY Daily News, Glamour magazine, one of People Magazine’s Most Intriguing People but was told she’d really made it by being a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle!
There will be prizes, surprises and we will raise funds for the extraordinary work of Worldwide Orphans Foundation.
Tickets:  – “You have reached your holiday destination.”

Sizzle Reel 2016

Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl’s speaking voice is in over 400 million GPS and smartphones worldwide giving directions. Through her empowerment brand The GPS Girl, she helps groups who want to navigate change powerfully by showing them how to Recalculate when life and business go off course. She is an award winning Singer & Songwriter and Author of Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance




“The Only Woman Men Will Take Directions From” Releases New Book
Australia’s Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl® is no stranger to telling people where to go and what to do.  Perhaps her voice guides you every day in the GPS in your car!
In her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success she gives directions of a different kind; for us to be able to perform at the highest level in our field, without sacrificing every other area of life.
Mackay born and now New York based, Karen travels the world as a speaker and concert performer. She works with people and organizations who are navigating change and want to be able to Recalculate in business and life.
Recalculate 3-D
The GPS Girl’s new book Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance Success
is filled with tools she uses on a daily basis as a mother, wife, business owner, international speaker, concert performer and the voice in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the world; to keep herself on track, especially when things do not go as planned.

For Karen Jacobsen, success has to be the whole picture –
Delivery and
Quality of Life,
– and this book covers them all.
After the USA launch Karen visits Australia in June & July of 2016 for events and the Aussie release of her new book.
For Interviews & Media Appearances, email
Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the world. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.   Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis.
 For more information visit Connect with her @thegpsgirl on Twitter and

Australian Tour in June & July for The GPS Girl

I love my homeland.Australia

I know I hit the jackpot to be born and raised in North Queensland and I absolutely adore going back there and being under Australian skies.

In late June and early July my schedule is taking shape for events in Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

There is still some room on my calendar, so if your organization or group is navigating change, or looking for an entertaining keynote speaker, it would be my pleasure to explore the possibilities.

Returning to Australia for speaking, singing and media appearances is incredible.  In between professional engagements I cannot wait to be connecting with friends old and new and experiencing new adventures.




Karen Sings Live at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Christmas Eve

Performing live for over 12 000 people and a Channel Nine television audience of 2.7 million, Karen sang and played Hark the Herald Angels Sing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Christmas Eve in Melbourne, Australia.

Sharing the stage with John Foreman, Delta Goodrem, Dennis Walter, David Campbell, Lisa Wilkinson, Taylor Henderson, Ellie Brennan, Daryl Somers, Wilbur Wilde, Deb O’Toole, Marina Pryor, Sylvie Palladino, Anthony Callea and Jimmy Giggle, Karen was accompanied by a 60 piece orchestra and 230 voice choir.

Extensive media covered the event leading up to the 78th year of the Carols, considered an institution in Melbourne, and funds raised were for the important work of Vision Australia.

GOWN: Michael Kaye Couture

Appearance on the TODAY Show in Australia

Karen was on the TODAY morning show in Australia. She is  having a chat about all things GPS,‪#‎destinationchristmas‬ the new album and of course the big upcoming event, the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight which will be televised live across Australia, New Zealand and Asia on Christmas Eve.

Let There Be Peace On Earth

Karen sings Let There Be Peace On Earth from her album “Destination Christmas” live at Stage 72 at The Triad in New York City.

Let’s make this the International Anthem.

Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve

Fabulous News To Share:

The GPS Girl will sing at the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Christmas Eve.

The event is attended by 12, 000 people and televised on the Nine Network to more than 2.5 million across Australia, Asia and New Zealand.

For 77 years the Carols have been a part of Australia’s Christmas celebrations.

The timing could not be more perfect as Karen celebrates the release of her CD, Destination Christmas.

Read the announcement story in the Herald Sun.

Herald Sun 2015