Can Faith, Focus, and Financial Freedom Co-Exist?
‘Absolutely YES,’ says Rev. Karen Russo, MBA.
Karen isn’t your typical, off-the-shelf financial advisor or spiritual counselor—to think that would be like comparing instant coffee in a Styrofoam cup with an organic shade grown cortado. You can think of Karen Russo as Your Spiritual Money Momentum Coach.
Karen’s signature coaching framework is unique, because she blends her experience and expertise as an ordained minister, corporate financial professional, and successful spiritual leader into offerings that help business owners, coaches, healers, creative professionals, and spiritual teachers activate their powerful potential and jumpstart financial freedom.
“Karen Russo is a radiant and powerful woman as well as a deeply insightful and gifted spiritual teacher. Prepare to be celebrated and unleashed in ways you never dared dream possible.”
Katherine Woodward Thomas, MFT, Best-selling author, Calling in the One: 7 Weeks to Attracting the Love of Your Life and Conscious Uncoupling
Karen is the award-winning author of The Money Keys: Unlocking Peace, Freedom and Real Financial Power, endorsed by her teachers Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, T. Harv Eker, with a foreword by Bob Proctor. She also published the Grow Yourself Grow Your Wealth: Prosperity Practices for Faith and Focus pocket guide, with weekly tools, Money Monday and Faithful Friday.
Her entire career has been about integrating personal development with business development, using new money conversations based on values, empowerment, and professional success.
Karen earned an MBA in Finance from Columbia University with a specialization in Management of Organizations. After working as a treasury management relationship manager with Bankers Trust Company, Karen joined as an account executive with the industry leading sales training firm, The Forum Corporation. Karen was recognized as Salesperson of the Year, a special honor in an organization distinguished by excellence in sales. She continues to deepen as a salesforce and leadership development expert, traveling the world leading workshops with clients such as Fifth Third Bank, Motorola, Roche, Sapient, Visa, and Willis.
“Karen Russo is one of those rare leaders with the ability to connect with people’s brains and hearts to immediately help individuals and organizations open themselves to learning. She is both engaged and engaging in sales situations, business meetings, and in the classroom — able to quickly size up people and situations and provide effective consulting and advice. Karen is the consummate professional and a joy to work with!”
Ellen Foley, former VP Curriculum, UC Berkley Center for Executive Education and EVP Forum Corporation
Karen’s spiritual journey began in the 12-Step recovery programs and her education continued in decades of study with Dr. Michael Beckwith at the Agape Center. She has a Masters in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute and an Ordination as a minister of Religious Science. She is a favorite guest speaker and teacher in Unity churches and Centers for Spiritual Living communities across North America.
“The beautiful being I know as Rev. Karen Russo is a faithful servant, student, and teacher of universal spiritual principles.”
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder, Agape International, featured in The Secret and Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
Karen has appeared on TV’s Good Morning Arizona, Sonoran Living and WABC TV New York, in The Arizona Republic, in Phoenix Woman, and Science of Mind magazines.
She is a co-author, along with Jack Canfield and Marie Diamond, of the bestselling book, Strategies for Success.
Most recently Karen was honored to be selected as a featured contributor to Think and Grow Rich for Women, collaborating with Sharon Lechter.
Karen is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and served as Treasurer on the Board of NSA-Arizona. Karen contributes her time and resources to Arizona groups such as Andre House, Gabriel’s Angels, and United Way Valley of the Sun.
“Karen Russo truly understands how to connect spiritual vision with practical financial actions that are required to achieve results. Discover your answer to ‘What’s the Money for?’ and thrive!”
Sharon Lechter, international financial expert and bestselling author, Think and Grow Rich for Women, Three Feet from Gold, and Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Karen is passionate about showing both professionals and spiritual seekers exactly how to overcome blocks she calls the ‘Money Traps’… and how to create personal and business lives where they can be peaceful, creative, generous, prosperous, and free!
In addition to The Money Keys book, Karen offers numerous tools for transformation, self-study programs, and intensive mentorship programs showing conscious wealth builders how to achieve their financial and personal goals.
On a personal level, Karen loves deep, spiritual ideas and earthly stuff like good coffee, sports, travel, and the arts.
She’s a late-in-life newlywed living in Arizona with her beloved Bill. Here are Karen and Bill in training for their rim to rim Grand Canyon hike. Karen celebrated her 50th birthday by running the Phoenix Marathon. Her permanent ‘happy place’ is the Esalen Institute in Big Sur.
Looking for a Dynamic Speaker?
Karen Frequently Speaks for Women’s Groups, Spiritual Conferences, Entrepreneur Incubators and Business Networks in Key-Note Presentations and Breakout Sessions
For meeting planners and conference leaders: watch Karen’s speaker demo, get her bio, and download marketing copy for your event at Karen Russo Speaker page.
Her speaking engagements have featured many intriguing topics, such as:
- Grow Yourself, Grow Your Wealth: Personal Development IS Business Development
- Money Momentum: Weekly Practices for Clarity, Confidence, and Cash Flow
- Escaping the Money Traps of Scarcity, Superstition, and Survival Mode
- Financial Forgiveness: How to Rewrite Your Money Story
- Love and Money: Creating a Prosperous Partnership
- Does God Want You to be Rich? What the World Religions Really Say About Money and Faith
- Valuing the Masculine and Feminine Qualities of Wealth
- And many other customized presentations
Clients and notable presentation venues include:
- Agape International
- Business Clubs America
- Centers for Spiritual Living
- Holistic Chamber of Commerce
- Institute for Management Consultants
- eWomen Network
- Living Luminaries Conference
- Loral Langemeier’s Live Out Loud
- Masters’ Gathering with Harrison Klein
- Mile Hi Church
- MindPT Certified Masters
- National Association of Women Business Owners