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  • I received so much from your book. Thank You!
  • I learned a lot that I didn't know before reading your book.
  • The things I'm learning were never taught in school.
  • I have had so many revelations since our talk  and finally feel like I am on the right path!
  • I highly recommend Living Consciously in an Ego Driven Society!" Tony Burroughs
  • In the short five weeks working with Karen, I accomplished more in the area of marketing my business than in the whole previous year. Floyd Wills, Portland OR
  • I saw clearly within me what needs to be healed.
  • Thank you for helping me believe in myself again.
  • In just these few moments I am able to see how 'BIG', the word 'SURVIVAL' has been in my life…
  • The workshop was full and Karen filled our hearts and minds.
  • I walked away from the class with healing thoughts!
  • Karen helped us to see how our preconceived ideas may not be the truth.
  • Karen has a different way of looking at the world, and people, it's very healing
  • My dream is to live in Italy. I didn't make it a reality until Karen helped. Italy is better than I hoped!
  • I got to the heart of the matter in that first session. Now I can move forward!


We at GreenMountain Enrichment and Empowerment Center (GEEC) use a new technology of the mind-body relationship as described in my book Living Consciously: In An Ego Driven Society. Using the mind, body, spirit and emotional body to discover what is at the heart of the matter makes our coaching truly transformational, every time. Get your book here. Or look around at our store.


We spoke with Bruce Lipton's team who has pioneered this research at a University level. They said “we appreciate you and your work to support others in discovering their personal power. We appreciate you for it!”

We also spoke with Dr. Gabor Mate who uses this technology in Canada he was very excited that you have access to this work through our services. "It affects people on every level of their being."

Mainstream personal growth and development has created a great shift concerning the use and power of positive energy and how it affects daily life, perception of life and life itself. We help people look deep within and let go of their self-sabotage by supporting spiritual growth, emotional intelligence, body awareness and intellectual understanding of the mind-body relationship. It is the heart center that the soul can heal. We help people get to the heart of their issues fast, so they can relieve their suffering, and live life with vigor and vitality.

Private Course Self-Knowledge is Self-Power:

"Today the most valuable thing that I got from our session was the ability to express the negative thoughts and beliefs that I was holding on to and having them be accepted while coming to understand that it is okay that these thoughts and beliefs exist, but they do not have to be forever, and they are not who I am, they are only a small fraction of my experience as a human. Everyone has these. Going through that part of our conversation helped me to realize that I can also observe these thoughts without judgement." 2014 Lauren Domenge

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Living Consciously Peer Recognition


Karen Monteverdi is a woman to be celebrated today and everyday! She has written a fabulous book about her life journey and coaches others to Live Consciously! Check out her page!Karen Monteverdi


Living Consciously One-on-One Coaching


During my conversation with Karen, she reached into my soul and pulled out my power which I have been running from rather than embracing. cropped-Carole-Sanek-The-Social-Butterfly21 Read More...

Dated: October 23, 2011

It's been just over two years since Lisa Sudo worked with us as a coaching client. On October 23rd we received this message to share with you:

In the Fall of 2009, I found myself drowning in turmoil.  My life was, quite frankly, a mess on all fronts; emotionally, physically and financially.
...Even though I felt lost, Great Spirit was there to save me from myself and my own ill perceived view of things.

As Kahlil Gibran has quoted in The Prophet,
"When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred firet, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart."

On my quest to find meaning, strength and purpose, one of the persons who surfaced to help me, was Karen Monteverdi.  I am grateful for her intuition which she followed to reach out to me.

I am grateful for the referrals and recommendations she provided to others, whom also assisted in my journey toward wellness.   I am thankful for the insights she shared with me and the support and strength she offered when I didn't have enough of my own. 

Today, I am me and I again, feel healthy, whole and complete.  I am grounded and secure and happy having made the journey.
It wasn't easy and at times, very painful - but it was most assuredly worth it!

Living Consciously Transformational Program

Dated Nov. 16, 2011

It is such a Divine pleasure to have you on my Journey. I embody, embrace, glorify, mangify, expand, and pleasurably enjoy the FEELINGS and PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL, SENSATIONS that My Divine Truthful THOUGHTS are Co-Creating with the Universe. I say YES to my Divine Abundance of ALL that is MINE to Have and Be and Enjoy right here... right now. Ahhhh.... T. Pool

Dated Nov. 15, 2011

It is very profound experience... Thank you!!! Love, Emily K.

Dated Oct. 30, 2011

I'm a Catholic, I was skeptical that this class would bring me closer to God, but it has. I read my scripture every day. After this work the words came alive for me. My Father in Heaven does support me in me being a child of God! Who knew? I found out in the Self-Knowledge class that Karen knew, and she supports me in knowing too! Thank You. FS

Dated Oct. 27, 2011

Karen is an expert in talking to a diverging clientele that may take conventional coaches by surprise. For instance, I'm a shamanic practitioner experienced in magic, who meditates a lot, and Karen can play to our strengths. Tom Crepeau

Living Consciously In An Ego Driven Society - The Book

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent primer about the coaching process, December 12, 2010
By Readers Favorite "Readers Favorite" (Hawesville, KY USA) (VINE VOICE)
This review is from: Living Consciously: In An Ego Driven Society (Paperback)

Karen Monteverdi's LIVING CONSCIOUSLY in an EGO DRIVEN SOCIETY begins by giving us the background to understand why it was necessary for her to write this book. The abuses by her father would make anyone bitter and desiring only revenge. She was the second to last of twenty-one children from three marriages.
She chose to forgive. It didn't just happen, but was the result of a long struggle that culminated in her forties in finding an effective counselor [coach]. It wasn't easy as she learned that emotional upsets and pain are necessary when you are trying to break old neurological patterns and devise and develop new, healthy ones. She had to be reprogrammed and then to solidify her new one.
Her mentors taught her about; forgiveness, authenticity, self-respect, personal responsibility, learning about triggers, active (real) listening, and how to find, accept, and give love.
Some of her suggestions are obvious and would help anyone improve her life, but they are often complex and difficult to do.
However, it is an excellent primer about the coaching process, synergy, structures, and expertise. It uses a variety of approaches to ending victimization overriding, negative history, and taking charge of your life. Further, it has an excellent selection of resources for anyone wanting to change her life - for the better.


In the workshop "Trusting Yourself and Others," given March 20, 2010 I learned:

Sean & Karen Monteverdi, CPC put a new twist on an old tool, now I am listening to my intuition to trusting myself, I learn who I can trust with what.

Gratefully,  I am able to ultimately know who to trust with what, and the more I practice the faster the answers will come. Also enabling more positive scenarios with others.

Thank you Karen and Sean for sharing these techniques is such a practical and usable way. I see the wealth of knowledge. My experience was fun and exploratory in our journey today!  ~ You're both sooo Awesome!!!



Kathy is now trusting herself and others and became Kathy C., LMT


Business Marketing

"My experience being coached by Karen has exceeded my expectations. Karen knows how to ask the right questions at the right time to get to the heart of the matter. In the short five weeks working with Karen, I accomplished more in the area of marketing my business than in the whole previous year. In addition to the great coaching, Karen provided some wonderful resources that can help me build my business. I would encourage anyone who wants to build their business to work with Karen."

Floyd Wills

Owner Life Balance Coaching & Hypnotherapy LLC

Portland, OR

Floyd Wills CHT, MPNLP, Life Coach


Business Development and Personal Growth

Connie Whitesell
As the co-founder of PW Associates, Inc., a successful Human Resources Consulting and Business Coaching firm established in 2000, Connie has been retained by public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, private companies, and individual business owners, to assist them in meeting and exceeding business objectives, increasing productivity, and improving employee relations. Connie’s experience as a long-term business owner, combined with her strong strategic planning and business coaching skills, allow her to efficiently guide her clients to the dramatic business results they seek.

Her goal is to move her business to work more directly with clients in a coaching capacity. During our work together she has exceeded her financial goals for the first quarter of 2014; and is loving the balance she is creating between her two businesses. Connie has many talents and is able to keep her clients happy as she is working on her own business developement. She has fast become one of our favorite clients, exceeding each goal and task set before her. Together we continue to see Connie sore to her goal.


Karen - Thank you so much.

I have had so many revelations and finally feel like I am on the right path - or at least know what the right path is.

So many things are coming clear as a result.

I look forward to continuing this journey together.

I have a feeling we are in for a little rock 'n rolling soon . . . .

Connie Whitesell

PW Associates Coaching



Living Life With Passion

I was going through a difficult time when I met Karen, feeling stuck about work, and more personally, about my ability to know who I am and express that to the world. I contacted Karen with the goal of skill-building in my own training as a coach, and ended up embarking with her on a much more personal journey than I originally envisioned.

Karen's ability to see through to the heart of the matter and her warm and supportive style helped me un-learn some long-held beliefs about myself and what I am capable of.

She saw things in me that I didn't yet see in myself, and helped to draw them out. I am so grateful for the many, many things I learned from working with this extremely insightful, bright and grounded coach.

I would highly recommend her services to anyone!

Jeannine Songer, Portland OR


Clarity of the Mind/Body relationship

Just one week of working with Karen by far surpassed years of therapy for me.

Karen came to the table with tools to move me forward and get me from stuck to unstoppable.
Her insight, intuition and kindness have been invaluable to me!
Karen, thank you for believing in me and showing me how to believe in myself!

Why did you started coaching?

I was needing some clarity and direction with my health issues.

What were the challenges?


What did you learn?

Tons! That i am in charge of what happens to me and i am responsible for the good and the bad in my life.

I learned that my desire for attention has been a driving force in my illness. i have learned that i am capable of taking care of myself and i don't need an illness for attention. I stand up for myself. I provide for myself and I know I am safe no matter what.

How do you feel about the Coach Karen now?

I adore her and I am grateful that I was able to work with her.

Are you willing to have people contact you to further explore your experience. If so do you have an e-mail address to use?

Yes! subject: Coach Karen Monteverd i. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

C. Ervin, Colorado


Self Esteem & Life Skills Training

Good morning again,

As you are off to one of your many 'jobs' this morning, just wanted to give you
a big, big, gigantic hug!!!!

Thank you for your willingness and ability to hear beyond and for the incredible 
demonstration of patience,  walking me, around, around and back again to get to
this very deep core issue of 'trust'.  Once the phone was put down several
pictures began showing themselves around this very issue.

Thank you for taking the time to walk through this issue so close to the heart,
and even more Karen for your willingness to share your busy and full journey and what is ringing through for you.

This is a lovely 'partnership'.  Take precious care,

Lainey Ross, England

Note to those who would use Karen as a coach:

Having worked on myself for most of my adult lifetime, I am amazed how Karen so quickly discerned an issue that I did not know was there.  After all I had worked for years and years clearing out all the childhood stuff, etc.  We all have so many little things tucked away and forgotten, little things that have not allowed us to reach our full potential and have kept us silently and maybe not so silently bound. And yet with the eyes and heart of an excellent coach we are guided through the maze of seeing and experiencing, and thus the flow of innocence once again opened and we are set free to celebrate and move forward in whatever endeavor we may choose.

Facing core issues is generally one of the most difficult activities we are called to face head on.  Each individual comes with it's own unique little or large package. The miracle is that once seen, we be set free.  I have experienced this time and time again.  However, Coach Karen has led the way with such clarity and ease.  Coaching sessions are a joy and the freedom given is forever.  What more could we ask for???  Making the commitment to be coached and then finding a committed coach leads to a life of freedom and excellence in and of life.

Thank you Karen, for letting me find you, and for your commitment to let me find me!!


Hi Karen,

Great to hear from you. Life is great, a bit busy but great none the less. I
must say my main goal with you which was to work on the issues with my Mom
has been a great success, I have made so much progress in this that I can
say my life is being transformed. I must thank you again for all of your

Take care,

Ian McLean, Trinidad

Health/Wellness/Life Skills/Self Esteem/Self Healing/Clarity from her own Mind/Body

I first started coaching with Karen many years before she knew of her calling to coach professionally.  She has helped me with subjects like depression, anxiety, organization, abandonment, my own troubled teen and her self-worth.

Karen has taught me that I have the answers, skills and tools I seek. I am powerful and amazing and to respect others in the same light.

I've learned skills such as meditation, visualization, being present, deeper understanding of how gratitude is important in my life, manifestation, and realization of my value, belief structure and different self-care techniques. I now know that I am, as I believe I am.

Karen helped me realize that:

1. I am not alone in the challenges I face,

2. That the mistakes I've made are not who I am, but rather a learning experience.

3. That I do hold the key to the answers to my challenges,

4. That I am powerful and of worth, and

5. I can and am getting healthier and happier.

I continue to use all the skills I've learned with success, because they work and are a lifeline to me. My life has become meaningful and full of happiness.

I recommend coach Karen to all my friends and neighbors who are struggling on their path. I believe actions speak louder than words. As others see my changes and growth they will want that powerful change for themselves.

If there are any questions or would like to explore further my experience with coach Karen, please contact me at " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ."

Kathy Case, Portland OR

Mind/Body Relationship

Karen is a bright and intuitive individual who cares very deeply about her clients' well-being. Even when it was difficult for me to understand how the mind-body connection worked, she was patient and she made sure that I understood her explainations. She is professional and can be counted on to do whatever she says she will do. I would recommend her to anyone who is willing to take action in making their lives better.

Dana Samardzich, CPC

has endorsed your work as Certified Professional Coach at GreenMountain Enrichment and Empowerment Center.

Creativity/Self Validation/Clarity of Vision

Karen is a friend and mentor whom I trust. In the course of our conversation I asked her about some articles I'm writing, looking for direction on not only where to publish them, but the best path to take in getting my messages expressed. Karen's intuitive sense provided me with insight into my own powers to express myself and that my planning step was already in place with the work I've done on my website. I came away with a sense of knowing that my articles would lead to greater expressions of my work through a future book. It was nice to have that information spoken to me... yet again... as I am encouraged to step forward in my work. Thanks, Karen, for helping me gain clarity.

Rosemary Levesque

Connecting You to Your Own Power to Heal Yourself