Meet Karen


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karen yoder’s results oriented philosophy has led to a number of accomplishments in her multifaceted professional career. karen’s earlier life included positions in the retail and insurance sectors before serving for five years as a Russian Linguist in the United States Army. Her years in the Army encompassed time in Missouri, Texas, California and Germany. Following the Army, karen was a headhunter in New York City working with major accounts including Goldman Sachs, Conde Nast, Ogilvy and Mather, Meredith Corporation and Sterling Drug.

the next chapters of her life took her and her family to Hong Kong and Jakarta, Indonesia, where she became a successful group fitness instructor, marathoner, ultra-marathoner, sedan chair racer and international dragon boat competitor.

upon returning to the United States, karen opened the largest, best equipped Pilates studio in the southeast in Charlotte, North Carolina. her business acumen paved the way for her studio, Pilates with a Twist to win the Best of the Best award and Elevate’s Best Pilates Studio award. she produced two fitness DVD’s during this time, and was sought after as a presenter at Fitness Conferences.

the closing of the Pilates studio allowed karen the time to finally devote to her intuitive and life coaching skills. combining her intuitive and coaching expertise brings a multilayered depth of understanding to her assessment of potential growth and opportunities for each client. combining her business acumen, natural sales and marketing talents, and her innate ability to connect people and businesses to each other allows her to find solutions in a uniquely creative way to serve her clients..