A Message from The GPS Girl® about your next event


If you would like to build momentum and increase productivity, The GPS Girl® is the right opening or closing keynote speaker for your next event.


The GPS Girl’s “Recalculating” Keynote

Karen Jacobsen speaks, sings and gives directions for groups who want to drive their performance.

Recalculating! The GPS Girl’s Guide to Getting More of What You Want in Life and Business is an opening or closing keynote ideal for organizations who want their people to be their own change agents—for themselves, for the organization and—perhaps most important of all—for achieving results.

Karen takes the audience on a journey from her small town childhood near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to becoming “The GPS Girl®” whose voice is in more than 400 million devices and smart phones, to building a career and business in the Big Apple. Karen shares the many starts, stops, detours (and a few disasters) she encountered along her own road to success, proving that it’s never too late to recalculate.

Karen’s stories are relatable, real-world examples, and her five turn-by-turn directions teach people how to use their internal GPS system to recalculate along the way and reach their destinations. However they define it: whether in life, business or both.

And when that happens, when your people have clarity around what they want, a path to get it, and a step-by-step guide to recalculating along the way, the impact and improvement is tangible inside the organization and out:

  • Productivity. By no longer wasting or losing time on tangents, obstacles, detours, or being stalled by indecision, your people can quickly bounce back, redirect their efforts and proceed more efficiently and effectively.
  • Momentum. When everyone on the team is moving in the same direction, using the same roadmap, it’s easier to accelerate, take charge, manage and lead. Not to mention having fewer hassles, less drama and stress along the way.
  • Performance. People are more likely to reach their destination, whether it’s revenue, profit, service, cost savings, relationships, renewed sense of purpose—however they define them—when the terms for success are identified, and agreed to up front. And especially when they know it’s never too late to recalculate.

When Karen opens or closes your event, she entertains, energizes and equips your people with a fresh perspective and practical guide they can apply to their personal and professional lives. One that will help them have more focus, direction, confidence and control as they enjoy using their internal GPS on a daily basis to reach their own destinations and get what they want.

At the link below, view the full keynote presentation filmed on the main stage at the Global Speakers Summit in Vancouver.


About The GPS Girl® Karen Jacobsen

When Karen Jacobsen walks on stage, there is no question she is in the Driver’s Seat.

An Aussie, who moved to New York in 2000, Karen had an unexpected turn in her music career.  She was hired for a 50 hour voice over job.  The result was a voice system called “Australian Karen”, now in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices all over the world giving directions.  A recent TEDx Speaker, she has appeared on the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, interviewed for The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Glamour magazine and in the year end issue was named one of People Magazine’s Most Intriguing People.

An award-winning Singer and Songwriter, she has shared the stage with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross and performed the national anthem at major sporting events including a New York Jets game for a crowd of 80, 000 at Giants Stadium.

How did The GPS Girl® navigate her way from the Great Barrier Reef to the Big Apple?

Recalculating her route along the way to reach her destination.

Watch Karen in action at recent live events.

Recalculating with The GPS Girl® – TEDxTraverseCity

On May 16th, 2012 Karen Jacobsen The GPS Girl® gave her first TEDx talk in Traverse City Michigan – Recalculating with The GPS Girl®  Thank you to Kelly Kuhns and the TEDxTraverseCity team, the people of Traverse City as well as the outstanding roster of speakers who made it such a special day.  Remember – you can recalculate in life at any time just as you can recalculate when you are driving your car.


Australian Institute of Management’s
International Women’s Day Debate 2010
Brisbane, Australia

As third speaker for the topic “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office” Karen brings it home for the negative team.  Over a thousand guests attended the event in Brisbane, Australia.


Directions for Booking The GPS Girl®

Email bookings@thegpsgirl.com or call +1 (646) 345-4642 to discuss the details of your next event.