Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Karen Jacobsen

February 14, 2014
Karen Jacobsen

Karen Jacobsen

Expertise:   Attitude, Leadership, Excellence

Speaking Style:  Enthusiastic. Inspiring. Entertaining.

Travels From:  New York City, New York

Nancy Says:  “Karen is a delightful and engaging speaker, with a memorable presentation. From the first word to the last note, she has the audience in the palm of her hand with her joyous Aussie persona!”

Recalculating with the GPS Girl®

When Karen Jacobsen walks on stage, there is no question she is in the driver’s seat.  Known as The GPS Girl, Karen’s speaking voice is heard by over 25 million GPS users around the world as the “Australian Karen.” You could say she specializes in telling people “where to go.” As a speaker, she does that brilliantly by inspiring people to create road maps for their future. She’s the voice that guides you when you’re lost and reassures you when you wondering if you are headed in the right direction.

Her audiences can expect to be treated to a song or two as well. That’s because Karen is an accomplished and award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist, having opened for such luminaries as Norah Jones, Christopher Cross and Cyndi Lauper. She has appeared on numerous television shows and in print, including being named as one of People Magazine’s Most Intriguing People.

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When Karen Jacobsen walks on stage, there is no question she is in the driver’s seat. She speaks to groups who want to inspire the best in their people, and create a road map for their future.

Karen’s speaking voice may be familiar to you, and she just might be giving you directions in your car all day every day. She’s that voice that guides you when you are lost and reassures you when you are wondering if you are headed in the right direction.

An Aussie, who ten years ago moved to New York to seek her fame and fortune, Karen had an unexpected twist in her singing career. She was hired for a 50 hour voice over job. The result was a voice system called “Australian Karen”, now in over 25 million GPS units all over the world.

You could say she specializes in telling people ‘where to go’.

Before long, Karen was being asked to demonstrate those calm and consistent directions ‘live’ and in addition to her music performances, she accepted invitations as a Speaker.

How did The GPS Girl navigate her way from the Great Barrier Reef to the Big Apple?

Recalculating her route along the way to reach her destination!

An accomplished and award winning Singer, Songwriter and Pianist, six CD’s of her songs have been released. Her music is catchy, melodic, timeless pop, kind of like Billy Joel would sing if he were a tall, blonde Australian woman.

  • Opening for Neil Sedaka, Norah Jones, Christopher Cross, Jars of Clay, Three Dog Night, Cyndi Lauper, Spyro Gyra
  • USA Anthem at New York Jets game, Giants Stadium to 80,000 people
  • Australian Anthem at Wallabies Vs South Africa, Suncorp Stadium to 52,000 people
  • Good Morning Australia regular guest performer


Presentation Topics

Creating a Road Map for Your Future

Karen Jacobsen is as at-home in front of a conference audience as she is on center stage at a stadium. Her one woman keynote presentation “Road Map for Your Future” is a sixty minute experience designed to open or close your conference or event.

The GPS Girl reveals how she navigated her way from the Great Barrier Reef to the Big Apple and shares the directions she followed to become:

  • the number one most popular downloadable GPS voice
  • a performer of the Star Spangled Banner at major sporting events at Madison Square Garden, Dodger Stadium and Fenway Park
  • an award winning Singer and Songwriter who has shared the stage with Norah Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Christopher Cross and Spyro Gyra
  • able to maintain an international travel schedule with family life as a wife and Mom to her three year old son.
The GPS Girl is the right opening or closing Speaker for your next conference if:

1. Your group is interested in being entertained and inspired by a one woman force of nature.

2. You are ready to learn how to “recalculate” in life just like you do in your car, so you can keep moving toward “your destination,” and

3. You’d love to create a road map for your future.

Most importantly, your people will listen to directions like they never have before from The GPS Girl “live.”

Road Map for Your Future is designed to do four things:
  • To leave your people with more focus on a daily basis
  • To give them more confidence in themselves
  • To build more courage to take the small
  • steps they need to take every day
  • To create a road map for their future success.
  • This is the one show they will never forget, leaving everyone engaged with their potential, and with tools to implement immediately that will stick for the long term. 

If you’re looking for someone to zero in on the things your people need to create a road map for their future, then ‘you have reached your destination.’



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