Karen Furneaux is a 3-Time Olympian and 2-Time World Champion, an author and winner of 9 medals at the World Championships and 50 international medals over her 20-year professional sprint kayaking career. Karen is the founder of I Promise Performance, Inc. a corporate wellness company and speaks with audiences in the Atlantic Provinces and abroad about the connection between health, mindset and performance. Karen’s book, “Strong Beauty: Power Up the Champion Within” encourages young women to set goals and gives tools and best practices to achieve their dreams.
Her formal training includes a Masters of Science Degree from Dalhousie University in Kinesiology, with specialization in Sport Psychology. She holds multiple certifications, and has undergone extensive Team and Leadership training through Cornell University and is a licensed HeartMath provider to help her clients build resilience and stress management skills.
Karen has most recently been inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and has been named as one of the top 15 most successful athletes (11th) in Nova Scotia sport history. Karen is most passionate about engaging and empowering youth, donating her time with the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame - Future Hall of Famers, Education Program
Workshop Description for “Power Up The Champion Within”
Power Up The Champion Within is about recognizing the gold within one’s own self in potential energy, learning how to hone that to become one’s best and honouring that same light in others so that they also shine at their brightest brilliance. My goal is to share this mindset and heartset with as many readers around the world as possible in a bid to support them in their efforts to find their own direction and strength.