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The GPS Girl® - Karen Jacobsen

At the age of seven in small town Australia, 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.

Today, Karen speaks, sings and motivates people on stage, on screen and in the recording studio.

Aussie born and New York based, Karen’s speaking voice is in over 400 million GPS units and smartphones worldwide giving directions. From this one voice-over booking she created her empowerment brand “The GPS Girl”, teaching the five directions for “recalculating" in business and life.

An award-winning Singer and Songwriter, Karen's musical career highlights include: sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross and singing the national anthem at major sporting events including 80,000 people at Giants Stadium for the New York Jets.

A TEDx speaker, Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage including the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, The New York Times, NY Daily News, Glamour magazine, being named one of People Magazine's Most Intriguing People and she hosts her own web series "Navigating New York with The GPS Girl®". Karen's voice is in demand in the studio as a Voice-Over artist recording customized voice systems and advertising campaigns, and live as an entertainer and speaker for Corporate events around the globe.

Karen has written two books; The GPS Girl's Road Map for Your Future, and Recalculate - Directions for Driving Performance Success.


Recalculating! The GPS Girl’s Guide to Getting More of What You Want:

…is for people who want to take charge and bounce back when obstacles, challenges or detours get in the way of reaching their goals or achieving results. Whether relationships or revenue, projects or product launch, The GPS Girl® shows you how to create a path and plan that gets you swiftly and safely to your destination—however you define it.

Karen Jacobsen takes you on a journey from her small town childhood near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to becoming “The GPS Girl®” whose voice is in more than 400 million GPS devices and smart phones, to building a career and business in the Big Apple. Karen shares the many starts, stops, detours (and a few disasters) she encountered along her own road to success, proving that it’s never too late to recalculate.

Karen’s stories are relatable, real-world examples, and her five turn-by-turn directions teach people how to use their internal GPS system to recalculate along the way and reach their destinations. However they define it: whether in life, business or both. And when that happens, when you have clarity around what you want, a path to get it, and a step-by-step guide to recalculating along the way, the impact and improvement is tangible: Find more focus, direction, confidence and control as you enjoy using your internal GPS on a daily basis to get what you want

Recalculating Concert Keynote

This customizable concert with a message is entertainment, motivation and inspiration all in one invigorating package. Karen Jacobsen performs at the grand piano playing and singing her catchy, timeless songs while giving directions on how to recalculate in life just as we can when driving our car.

A one woman force of nature, you'll hear how Karen navigated her way from the Great Barrier Reef to the Big Apple, recalculating her route along the way.

You're driving along, alone on a dark road at night and you're lost, but the soothing voice of your GPS reassures you with the word "Recalculating" and a series of turns back on the right road to your destination.

You may hear her voice all day every day giving directions in one of 400 million GPS units and smartphones around the world as Aussie Karen.

She's known as The GPS Girl® and these days she can also be found delighting audiences at events from Australia to Mexico to Canada to Puerto Rico to her home base, New York City. An award-winning singer and songwriter Karen's musical career highlights include sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Christopher Cross, Neil Sedaka and Spyro Gyra as well as singing The Star Spangled Banner at Madison Square Garden, Dodger Stadium and Giants Stadium for 80,000 Jets fans.