Do you have a GPS unit? Have you ever asked Siri, on your phone, a question? I tend to accidentally hit the button and Siri is always asking me, "What can I help you with?" Maybe I should ask Siri how to avoid having clumsy butterfingers. I suspect I'm not the only one who talks back to the GPS voice on my TomTom, as if it understands me and will reply.
Today, the voice that is on my GPS and Siri really did reply to me, quite literally! It was the most wonderfully surrealistic, moment! I actually talked to Karen Jacobsen, the voice of Australian Karen, who is heard on over 25 million GPS units and on Siri. She is friendly and upbeat and I have to say, yes, she sounds like her GPS/Siri counterpart!
Karen Jacobsen is known as "The GPS Girl", and has written a book called The GPS Girl's Road Map for Your Future. Karen said she has always loved personal development, and all the positive things that come with that. She enjoys surrounding herself with inspiring people, ideas and experiences. Karen has learned a lot on her own personal journey. Writing the book and creating a personal development program is her inspiring way of sharing what she has learned. Karen has used some clever analogies to "drive home" some very important yet simple concepts for life strategies. She wants to help folks become the "driver instead of just a passenger", in their own lives.
Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl
Karen is an Ambassador for Suited for Success and will be a keynote speaker at their Spring Fling, 17th, August, 2012. Check their website to buy your ticket for that event but don't wait too long because last year's event sold out. It is 17th of August, 2012, from noon to 3pm. The money you pay for the ticket will go to help Suited to Success. It is a wonderful program that helps disadvantaged women find meaningful work by supporting them with help working on resumes, interview practice, mentoring skills, and even help provide them with a nice outfit to interview in and refers them to job agencies for interviews.
Another terrific opportunity to buy Karen's book and meet her in person is being sponsored by Mater Hospital's Chicks in Pink on the 17th of August, 2012, in the evening from 6 pm to 9:30 pm at the Centenary Mazda car dealer, which is a fitting location! The address is 135 Moggill Rd, Taringa and the cost is $25 a person. Please dress smart casual, wearing enclosed sensible shoes. RSVP to Kristie Weaver at 3870 4500. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet Karen, enjoy Jazz soul band Capital Groove, partake of Canapes and some learning activities as well as help a great cause. If you can't make it to either event, you can still purchase her book at the Centenary or buy directly from her website, www.thegpsgirl.com
Karen Jacobsen is multi-talented; an accomplished singer, song writer, speaker and author. She hails from Mckay, QLD but now lives in NYC. Her achievements include acting on television, speaking and singing in commercials, as well as writing and singing her own nearly half dozen musical albums. Karen's musical talent opened windows for her to work with Christopher Cross, Nora Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Spyro Gyra and more. Karen was also listed as one of People magazine's "Most Intriguing People of 2010".
In 2002, she was asked to do some voice work for the GPS project that ended up making her voice heard worldwide. She spent around 50 hours, having her voice recorded and she has had a lot of fun with all the aftermath of that project. Karen is currently working on a 52 week course, complete with videos, homework, tools, tips, and more for folks who want to work at their own pace and incorporate positive, personal development into their lives. Also in process is a series of 1 minute "recalculating" clips too for her Youtube, Facebook, newsletters and website, full of helpful hints and positive support.