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.

 

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