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Karen Darke MBE

Welcome to my website, and thank you for visiting. I’m Karen Darke: fortunate to have experienced quite a journey of exploration in my life. I might be described as a modern-day ‘Alchemist’: an adventurer, athlete, speaker and author. My purpose is to inspire and impact through sharing my stories and experiences of the incredible power we have within us to be creators of our reality, our performance, our wellbeing and our world.

“Ability is a state of mind, not a state of body”.

I started my working life as a geologist in the Bolivian Andes, researching gold, but a life-changing accident left me paralysed from the chest down. I moved away from being a ‘rock-doctor’ to explore how to extendability and possibility: to do things I never imagined possible. This has led me to ski across icecaps, kayak at extreme latitudes of the planet, and handcycle the world’s biggest mountain ranges and longest rivers. I have also extensively explored and studied what goes on ‘inside’, from the power of the mind and thoughts to enable performance, to the impact of high-frequency emotions to transform and heal. My career as an athlete and adventurer combined with unique studies of mind, wellbeing and healing make me somewhat of a specialist in transformation.

“See life as a giant adventure, to learn and grow with, and seek the gifts that hide within the challenge”.

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Be brave, be strong, be kind, and wishing you a wonderful day