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It’s getting an upgrade, since:

“Nurse/transformational coach/science geek/foul-mouthed humorist/teacher/speaker/writer” is an awkward mouthful that doesn’t exactly fit on a business card. And carefully crafted description of what I do – written in the 3rd person like an asshole – generally gives me skin crawlies, pinchy armpits, and indigestion. So I’m redoing this thang.

Bottom line, I help people close the gap between who they truly are, and who the world says they ‘ought to be.

Because why take advice from people who are living lives you don’t want?

While you’re in the ‘coming soon’ foyer, here’s what people say on the back of the brochure…

What can I say about ‘the Karen DiMarco’? 

I can try all the clichés about being authentic, caring and…and…. 

But what I would rather say is… She’s a whirlwind of honesty and authenticity.  Not only is she happy to call you out on your own bullshit, she’ll call herself out just as quickly. 

What you see is what you get, and what you get is grounded in absolute Karen.  Like all of us, she has her challenges, but her unabashed honesty in living and sharing life as she experiences it, looks like laughing so hard in the face of adversity that you can’t breathe, and looking for that firm footing so we can find our bearings and navigate our way through our days.

Karen sees and shares the beauty of ordinary, everyday life, and it changes you. It slows me down enough to be reminded of the Divine spark that is in everything, everywhere.  


Something about Karen just said to me ‘she’s the one’ – and working with her has been one of THE best investments I’ve ever made. 

She’s not only extremely knowledgeable, but she explains everything in a ‘Dummy’s guide’ way making it simple and interesting to understand. I love her take on life, and how she points you to see the truth for yourself. 

Her ability to unfailingly answer what I thought were obscure questions, really impressed me.  And while she does squirrel off, and you wonder where you’re going, it always makes sense in the end. She also has very flexible legs, and it was always interesting to see where they ended up by the end of the session.

Getting a different perspective from Karen (and her flexible legs) made a huge difference!


I wouldn’t say that Karen’s truth bombs were devastating, but they sure as hell disrupted my world view. Like, chin drops to the floor and eyes bulge out of sockets kind of truth bombs. I had spent my entire life seeking, fixing, and controlling, and I thought that was normal. Especially the seeking and fixing part. I mean if someone more credible than me could give me the answer to a problem, that was the best-case scenario, right? I was stubborn, but with Karen’s ever-present whack-a-doo presence, she kept turning me back in the direction of my own inner knowing. 

From this place I started to live less in fear (which was my constant companion for a long ass time) and started to make decisions about based on what I wanted, what I thought was right, and what lit a fire under me. Things started to change. My relationship with my children did a 180, my husband and I are closer, and I created a thriving business. And when I was diagnosed with cancer, I figured out what I wanted to do from my own place of knowing, and let the experts guide me, but not decide for me. 

I started to see all the beliefs I had around who I thought I was because I thought that if I could pin down who I was to a freakin’ science, then everything would be ok. Karen, the truth-bomb slinger, reminded me that I was always ok, under any and all circumstances. You know what that did? Those beliefs toppled over like a finger flick to a house of cards, because who I am is not defined by any belief I have about myself, and that, my friends, is FREEDOM. 


After working with Karen, life feels friendlier. In the past, I have been an excellent habit-maker – habitual affirmations, mostly dead repetitions. But now, I’m actually beginning to feel the friendliness. Life feels more like an interesting adventure, than like a terrifying insult, or attack on my feeling of peace, purpose, curiosity, and joy.

I am less frequently resisting, resenting, and ‘tolerating’- which is somehow letting me show up with more presence, fearlessness, and experiencing more curiosity, and a sense of adventure.

I have ‘less on it’ – less on all of it. And there’s a bigger piece… When I do ‘lose it’, it’s fewer times and farther between and I don’t dive in with as much commitment! I have been opened-up to so much more space, time, and presence.


Why take advice from people who are living lives you don’t want?


Karen DiMarco, RN, BSN, iRNPA

A nurse for 30 years with specialties in Intensive Care, Trauma, and Flight Nursing, Karen DiMarco (who is writing this in the 3rd person, which is weird, but apparently the standard for bios), had an experience in 2011 that she describes as “a coming home.”  Within weeks of that profound moment  – on the floor of a closet in a puddle of snot and tears –  her mental and physical illnesses, and a 26-year history of eating disorders, melted away.

Since then, she has been a catalyst for transforming the way we deliver and conceive of health care and wellbeing. Put simply, the mind and body are not disconnected, and when misunderstandings of the mind are healed, there is a profound healing effect on the body.

Karen is a total geek about science, and the connection between the mind and the body.  Her insatiable appetite for all things spiritual and biological, and her ability to communicate her understanding in a scientific, sometimes hilarious, and always easy-to-understand way, is what makes her both a total weirdo and incredibly impactful as a healthcare visionary and transformational coach.

Hobbies include: collecting sea glass and coaching certifications; reading, research, yoga, and ‘playing with herself’ (nutrition, biological alchemy, meditation, & quantum-whatever); hanging-out with family — including Frank, 3 teenage daughters, 2 rodents, and a small dog named “Mr. Big” (who often make appearances of some kind or another in her 1-to-1 coaching, courses, writing, and speaking engagements.)


Meanwhile, I LOVE getting invited to conversations, collaborations, and quirky costume parties, and I would be delighted to get an email from you!