Karen Fullerton is an energetic catalyst for positive change. She has a talent for guiding people through stressful and emotionally reactive situations, whether personally or professionally, igniting something within that is the difference between inspiration and inspiritation.TM
Inspiration often fades. The definition of inspired means “arising from external impulse.” We can’t sustain what is separate from us, which is why initial excitement can be short-lived after being motivated from a healing session or speech, or the excitement for a project fades before it gets completed. Sound familiar?
Karen ignites Inner Transformation for personal and professional growth. Literally, the “IT” in inspiritationalTM that also transforms the word to include spirit, or soul-level learning. Whether in one-on-one sessions or as a keynote speaker, Karen teaches how to discern the difference so true alchemy occurs — taking the ordinary to extraordinary.
With more than 50 years of experience to draw from, Karen connects on a “Me too” level as a speaker, just as her book Sergei’s Eyes, Reflections of Soul Lessons accomplishes, using story-telling to teach and illustrate by example.
Karen learned to bridge her varied professional background in CMO roles, founder of The Sergei Foundation nonprofit, college instructor, author, and other professional accomplishments with her creative, holistic, and intuitive energy work. In learning to shift her own limiting beliefs and programmed patterns through mindful practices and energetic approaches, she now helps others to do the same.
CMO & multi-entrepreneur (click + to expand)
I spent my first 20 years after undergrad in corporate marketing roles, from software development to higher education including the University of Michigan. I started Indigo Marketing in 2002. After three years of winning ADDYs, small business of the year and facilitating Sarasota’s Economic Development’s Creative Cluster, I was inspirited to move onward! Founded 501c3 The Sergei Foundation in 2009, reaching six figures in public gifts in just four years.
Learning Lesson: Most people believe they are afraid of failure. The truth is, we are most afraid of our own success. Fears and core limiting beliefs create a glass-ceiling and scarcity mindset. We perceive what we believe; let me help you energetically heal and shift your beliefs for success and align them with your highest purpose and heart-space.
Energetic catalyst and intuitive guide
Since 2002, I utilize various holistic certifications and intuition for individual energy sessions but also incorporate it into my teaching for how limiting beliefs and unprocessed emotions and memories affect our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. It’s been scientifically proven through epigenetics that trauma and memories can be passed down for up to 16 generations. The trauma may not be yours, but only you have the ability to heal it.
What exactly is an energetic catalyst? Every person has a certain energy or signature calling card — like a fingerprint — each unique to their energy and talents. My energy signature compassionately “stirs stagnancy” for those who are ready for positive change, inspiring action. I received my Reiki Master and Teacher certification in 2002 and my Certified LifeLine Practitioner designation in 2019 as a student of Dr. Darren Weissman (as seen on Netflix documentary HEAL).
Learning Lesson: Science and the biology of the body and beliefs are no longer suited to be separated from what we all are made of… energy! Regardless of how you connect to oneness, a universally accepted frequency of love can increase awareness, conscious growth and break through stagnation.
Teacher, speaker, fun facts
I am an adjunct professor for higher education, teaching various business courses and ethics since 2011. Teaching seated courses has been my “stage” for public speaking over the years, although I now teach these courses solely online. (Fun fact: I was asked to speak at my MBA commencement for Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. I spoke on Elle Woods in Legally Blonde; a bold but successful comparison story on breaking through stereotypes.)
I like to say my first speaking job came in 1997 when I began teaching fitness classes. So much more than performing and leading physical activity, this is where I honed the skills of directing, motivating a room, and seamless delivery of proper timing of cues! I continued fitness instruction and taught dance classes in various studios through 2007. (Fun fact: I was a dancer that performed in the 1996 Super Bowl XXX pre-game show to the Doobie Brothers song, China Grove.)
Learning Lesson: Keeping a wireless mic on while taking a bathroom break from instructing a dance class at the YMCA forces humility :). Seriously, it was an unforgettable teachable moment of how people soften when you show some vulnerability and connect with them on a real-life, “I’m only human” level.
Water (Italy!), pets, nature, food, and more!
You will always see pictures of me with my pets! My dog Sydney is with me on my home page. My previous dog, Sergei, inspired the founding of his namesake charity. It’s mission is to save pets lives for low income families while instilling hope and a renewed faith in humanity through compassion. My love of pets started early; I was born into a household with a German Shephard whom I lovingly took naps with (I was told) when I was just a baby.
Nature, trees, ocean… all call to me and is where I go to think clearly, release tension, and become inspirited for myself. This connection is why my husband and I moved to be by water and why we always travel with water in mind – from cruises to our gondola ride in Venice, Italy. I’m so connected to living water and this wonderful element that teaches to go with the flow. (Oh, and we also got married on a cruise ship!). Follow me on Instagram for my water messages.
Lastly, I love a good vegetarian meal and glass of wine or sake. My husband, Phillip, I must admit is the chef of our household. He is a pianist and teaches online piano lessons from our home studio; I love hearing his music as I work from home.
Learning Lesson: Well, I have 14 of them listed in my book Sergei’s Eyes, Reflections of Soul Lessons 🙂 But mainly, connect daily to what you love and what you love will connect with you.