What is Life Coaching  |  Thrive, Life Coaching


Whether you are feeling stuck, experiencing a life transition, facing decisions, looking for balance, or wondering how to make your vision a reality, Thrive, Life Coaching can help. Life coaching is a dynamic relationship that enables you to move from where you are to where you want to be. It involves discovering meaning, gaining clarity, exploring possibilities, aligning values, engaging passion, integrating action, finding balance and learning to thrive.

Life coaching is about purposeful change. It involves creating, implementing and managing that purposeful change. At Thrive, Life Coaching, we allow people to hear themselves, find their own solutions and unlock their potential. Life coaches keep people focused, challenged and accountable as they progress toward their goals. 

"My experience working with Karen as my life coach has been eye-opening and changed my life. Her coaching helped me to see that through God's design, I am becoming who I am supposed to be. I spent much of my life thinking I was supposed to have attributes others possessed. Coaching with Karen showed me that God makes us all individually. He made us in His image, which is not physical, but spiritual."
  Denise Johnson


Karen Johnson of Thrive, Life Coaching


I am a Certified Professional Minneapolis Life Coach specializing in helping people thrive in their lives and in their service to others. I see every person as a unique creation – infinitely valuable and full of potential.

My passion is helping people realize their value, engage their potential and be free to live authentically. I am a creative thinker and a deep listener. I enjoy inviting people to explore below the surface and connect with the heart of the matter.

I received my coach training and certification from Professional Christian Coach Institute. I hold an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Certified Christian Coach (CCC) credential from the Christian Coaches Network International (CCNI). I am a Certified Enneagram Teacher through Enneagram Spectrum (www.enneagramspectrum.com.) I have a degree in Psychology and Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Whether I am coaching, leading women’s groups, volunteering with women transitioning from homelessness to independence, teaching gymnastics or using photography to capture the heart of a dancer or athlete, I strive to discover and affirm the uniqueness and significance of each person and encourage them on their journey.