Coaching with Karen Macklin

Meredith HoltArticles


Our world has changed overnight. Our jobs have been affected, our relationships have been altered, and many of us are standing in the middle of this sea of uncertainty and wondering: Where do I go from here? Who have I been and who do I want to be? What do I need to grieve, what do I need to bring in, and how do I want to grow?

For many of us, there is a call right now to get clear on how to show up in the world more aligned with our values. Whether you want to be more focused during this time of chaos, or would like support while going through a major life transition or navigating difficulty in personal or professional relationships, coaching can help you step into the center of your life. It’s deep and fulfilling work—check out what my clients are saying about the impact that coaching has had on their lives.


I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who brings to coaching a decade of teaching yoga and mindfulness (500 E-RYT), as well as training in Trauma Awareness, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), Social Justice, IFS (Internal Family Systems), Hospice Care, Ayurveda, Western Neuroscience, and Eastern Philosophy. I offer mindfulness-based coaching that is collaborative, compassionate, and effective.

I have taught yoga and mindfulness techniques at business such as Twitter, Genentech, Asana, Kaiser Permanente, Second Genome, and Salesforce, and have worked in the high-stress publishing world for more than a decade. I understand the difficulties and pressures of modern work/life balance.

Are you ready to embark on a journey toward deeper self-understanding and agency in your life path? Understand and evolve patterns that are no longer working for you? If so, let’s get started!


In our sessions, I will create a safe and supportive space for you to investigate deeply the blocks and questions that are arising in your life. I will offer inquiries and practices to help you understand the landscape of your heart and mind more deeply, and to open into possibilities in every area of your life. My many years of training in mindfulness practice allows me to be completely present with whatever is coming up for you, and consistently guide us on a path to your highest potential.

Coaching can happen by phone or through video conferencing. You can choose what works best for you.

I support people with both Personal Coaching and Leadership Coaching.


You’re looking for support dealing with the chaos of our present world, moving through a life transition, making decisions about your future, assessing or improving current relationships, or still processing a past event or situation that keeps coming up in your present patterns. You want to evolve and grow and live with more integrity, but you need some help to get you there. I can help you find your center, make decisions, communicate better, and grow into your most authentic life.


You are in (or wanting to be in) a position of leadership in your work or community, and you need support in growing into your new role effectively and authentically. Great leadership means moving from a space of confidence, creativity, connection, and compassion. I also have a background in Mindful Communication (trained in NVC) and diversity/social justice training. I can help you navigate challenging dynamics and lead with integrity, focus, and intention.

You may be looking for support across both planes. I work in an integral way, so nothing is left out.


Set up a FREE consultation with me! This is like a mini-coaching session in which we connect by phone, and you get to see if it feels like a good fit. I believe coaching should be accessible and affordable, especially right now, with so much uncertainty in our world. I am offering a 15% discount to all Yoga Garden practitioners on all coaching packages through June 15th. Open slots for new clients could fill up quickly, so get in touch soon!