Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, who moved in 2000 from Australia to New York with a suitcase and a dream. Karen gives 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 on navigating change 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 international media coverage but 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 in concert, she has performed anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium for 80,000 people. Karen Jacobsen serves as the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City and with an 8 year old son is Recalculating and still figuring it out on a daily basis.