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The GPS Girl®, Speaker, Performer, Voice-Over Artist

At the age of seven in small town Australia, Karen Jacobsen saw Olivia Newton-John on television and knew what she wanted to do with her life. She wanted to become a professional singer and move to America.


Today, Karen speaks, sings and motivates people on stage, on screen and in the recording studio. You have heard Karen's voice in over a billion devices giving GPS directions worldwide and is the original Australian "Siri" on iPhones.


Karen has created her empowerment brand “The GPS Girl”, teaching the five directions for “recalculating" in business and life.


An award-winning Singer and Songwriter, Karen's musical career highlights include: sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross and singing the national anthem at major sporting events including 80, 000 people at Giants Stadium for the New York Jets.


Karen hosts her own web series "Navigating New York with The GPS Girl®" and has enjoyed wide media coverage including being named one of People Magazine's Most Intriguing People. .


Her voice is in demand in the studio as a Voice-Over artist, a live entertainer and speaker for Corporate events around the globe and as an Author, Karen’s journal book "The GPS Girl's Road Map for Your Future” gives direction for getting more of what you want in business and life.​

​Karen was born in Mackay, Qld and we are very excited to have a local as an honourable Ambassador. 


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