Karen Marie Johnston’s business was looking great at the beginning of 2020. After building up a loyal following in 2019 she had 8 retreats booked out for the duration of 2020. And then Covid-19 happened.

In this funny, warm and honest conversation, Karen shares the impact the pandemic has had on her business, how she’s managed to shift her focus to a more online model and why it’s still OK to feel not OK all of the time.

Karen is genuinely one of the most remarkable people I’ve ever met. Her own journey through abuse, addiction, homelessness and recovery led her to become a social worker  – a job that she has no intention of leaving even though her coaching business has really taken off. The reason she’s so successful – even with the pandemic, is her absolute commitment to showing up and serving her community.

About Karen Marie Johnston

Karen Marie Johnston is a coach, social worker & yoga teacher for addiction & mental health. She organises beautiful retreats, online women’s circles and works 1:1. She has worked with women in the sex industry for the last 2 decades and has been nominated for an ITV National Diversity Award. Her work has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Women’s Hour’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Secret Millionaire’. She holds hope in some of the darkest environments and has witnessed deeply complex trauma. She wholeheartedly believes in transformation & feels privileged to walk alongside women, as they embark on their own journey of recovery & healing from self-neglect to self-love.

Find Karen on Instagram
Her Facebook group is Women’s Self Love Hub
Karen’s website: https://www.karenmariejohnston.com/

Check out the previous episodes in the Business NOT As Usual Podcast series  Cultivating Love & Connection with Corrie Cason and – Women, Money and Taking up Space with Money Coach, Ray Dodd

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