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The Story of the ‘GPS’ Girl and the Original Voice of Australian ‘Siri’

Her voice is heard on over a billion devices globally and known to many as ‘the GPS girl’ and the original voice of Siri. But what you may not know about Karen Jacobson is that she is one incredibly talented women who has music in every inch of her mind, body and soul.

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.

Following her dream, Karen moved to New York City with one suitcase and
became an award-winning Singer and Songwriter.

Unexpectedly, it was her speaking voice that has brought a unique pop culture
status.

Karen Jacobsen is heard in over a billion GPS and smartphone devices around the world.

Today Karen Jacobson is also an Author of two books; The GPS Girl’s Road Map for Your Future, and Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance Success.

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About Karen Jacobsen – the GPS girl

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.

Following her dream, Karen moved to New York City with one suitcase and became an award-winning Singer and Songwriter. Musical career highlights include: sharing the stage with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, singing the national anthem at major sporting events (Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, for 80, 000 at Giants Stadium for a New York Jets game, Queensland’s Suncorp Stadium for an Australia vs South Africa TriNations International Rugby Game for 52, 000) and licensing her songs to network television.

Unexpectedly, it was her speaking voice that has brought a unique pop culture status. Karen Jacobsen is heard in over a billion GPS and smartphone devices around the world.

An International Speaker and Concert Performer, TEDx speaker and Global Artist in Residence at High Point University, Karen has also enjoyed wide international media coverage, including the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, NY Daily News, Glamour magazine and was named one of People Magazine’s Most
Perhaps her speaking voice has given you directions in your car or phone as the Original Australian Voice of “Siri”. From that one voice-over booking, Karen created her empowerment brand The GPS Girl®, giving directions for life and business and showing how to navigate change powerfully with the 5 Directions for “Recalculating”.

Intriguing People. She was told she had made it when named as a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle, but particularly enjoyed Harry Connick Jr calling her “hypnotic” on his national US talk show.

Karen speaks and sings internationally, opening and closing conferences and events, can be found in the studio as a Voice-Over artist recording customized voice systems and advertising campaigns, and is a prolific songwriter and Recording Artist, currently working on her 10th studio album, and as Composer for musical theatre productions of “Perfectly Imperfect”, “Before Time”, and her one-woman musical memoir “Mackay to Manhattan.”

An Author, she has written two books; The GPS Girl’s Road Map for Your Future, and Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance Success. Along with her creative projects, her husband, young son, business and global travel schedule, she knows exactly what it is like to Recalculate daily.

 

Homeless to Global Business Guru – How One Woman Is Helping Others Find Their Heart's Purpose

If you’re ready for up-levelling, then this is the lady for you!
If you have blocks…money blocks or just know damn well you are ready to expand and cut off from past negative programming…this interview is for you.

Rhiannon Rees is renowned as one of the most refined multi-spectrum, self-development experts in the world.

An expert who trumps in the gymnastics of “brain neuroplasticity”, able to crack self-limiting beliefs and install better more productive, successful beliefs and practices which then extend into Business Profitability/Sports Success etc.

At 27 she began business for the Largest Global Publishing House “Thomsons”. With no product knowledge, no clients and no expertise in the area of these products/services she was able to create a multi-million dollar business in less than 12 months with nearly 1000 clients.

Today we hear Rhiannon’s story about the ground from homeless to a millionaire; quantum physics and the power of your mind vast perception.

If you want to learn more about Rhiannon you can find her here.

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About Rhiannon

Rhiannon Rees

(B.Bus, D.C.H, H.M.C, R.S. Hom)

Business Coach. Ranked 1st Best Business Coach in the World2010

Best selling Author/ ICF Certified Coaching Program (2013)

Apprentice Coaching Program/International Client base. (2015)

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life!

Rhiannon Rees is renowned as one of the most refined multi-spectrum, self-development experts in the world.

An expert who trumps in the gymnastics of “brain neuroplasticity”, able to crack self-limiting beliefs and install better more productive, successful beliefs and practices which then extend into Business Profitability/Sports Success etc.

Combining this with Ancient and trusted Eastern Practices

(Meditation, Pranayama) and also Quantum physics enables

Rhiannon to produce mind-blowing results.

Like taking a business from a -$6 mill debt to a $15 mill profitable business in under 3 years.

Helping a Single mum with 3 children ( 2 of which are on the spectrum), to build and grow a successful home-based business.

Speaking events and Retreats are held globally to cater to her growing client base.

At age 24 she managed $50 million dollars worth of accounts for a multi National (Pacific Dunlop), across 3 different types of manufacture.

At 27 she began business for the Largest Global Publishing House “Thomsons”. With no product knowledge, no clients and no expertise in the are of these products/services she was able to create a multi-million dollar business in less than 12 months with nearly 1000 clients. She used the very same skills that she teaches today – observation, communication and connection.

After living in a tent, and losing everything, she then went on to become the #1 coach in Action coach in 2010.

From there, she branched off to create her own Coaching Empire.

By harnessing her unusual and “Out of the box” thinking, she is sought after as unique in her field.

By Creating Champions the sky is the limit in the results that she creates.

As the author of the best-selling book, “How to Climb Mount Everest in Sandals – The Courage to Live an Ordinary Life”, followed by 2015’s “Life is a Choice and the Choice is Yours’, Rhiannon’s international reputation is one of servicing the survival needs of the most vulnerable as vigorously as sophisticating the success of the elite.

Whilst her client base spans X-Files, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice cast members, the Spice Girls, NRL Roosters as well as the 2014 winners of ABC’s – “The Conscious Farmer”, Rhiannon’s drive is to draw out the full potential in all​ people. With a 30% gratuitous client base, Rhiannon focuses on single parents that could never afford coaching, with Rhiannon’s own past remaining a driving passion in getting clients off the street, into jobs, accommodation and reuniting many with children that had previously been in external care.

Being voted on the Global Guru list for the last 5 years (ranked 8th

– 23rd in these years) as well as being

nominated for Telstra’s Business Woman of the Year, a finalist in the Asia Pacific Coach of the Year 2011 and winner of the Global

“Action Man” award in Barcelona 2010.

Rhiannon was a nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 and Runner-up in NSW “Franchise Woman of the Year”.  Rhiannon’s ethos of financial success entwined with ethical contribution has seen her featured in countless interviews for TV, Radio and print in

Australia and the US. Most recently she began the very first Apprenticeship programme for Coaches through www.limitlesscoaching.life called “The Conscious Coaching Collective”. Whilst Rhiannon is in the business of growing champions, her training base starts with her own team, extends out to clients, customers and other corporations and entities interested in combining business success with conscious self-development and ethical action.

Currently working on the build of a school and hospital in Gabon – one of the poorest countries in West Africa – Rhiannon is not just about putting runs on her own financial scoreboard, she is about giving as good as she gets and coaching others to this same mindset of multi-spectrum success.

“I lost my innocence through child sexual abuse, lost contact with my mother for most of my childhood, lost my brother to suicide, lost 5 babies to miscarriage, lost all my money, lost my husband to his other identity as a woman, and even lost the roof over my head with my baby in my arms. Each of these losses carved deeply into my soul and I thought I would not survive. But I decided not just to survive, I decided to soar.”

In the same way that she did herself, Rhiannon supports others to question everything they believe beyond their control.  With her trademark laugh – and if necessary her trademark kick in the tail – Rhiannon uplifts and empowers people the world over to dive unashamedly into their own muck and see their potential to turn villages into conscious empires.