“My life’s passion and purpose is to be of service to women who want to become empowered to alter the course of their lives,” says Karen Burkhart on her website, http://www.womensempowermentlifecoach.com. She is the creator and chief executive officer of Survive. Revive. Thrive. As a certified life coach who focuses her client base on female professionals, she offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking and coaching that promote personal and professional growth through the study and practical implementation of proven methods. For Ms. Burkhart, the word “empowerment” is the central thesis of not only her coaching, but her own personal life. She became involved in her profession as a result of her personal experiences. She grew up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic parent, and felt that she was blocked from doing what she truly wanted to do. With the help and motivation of a team of mentors, including Paul Martinelli, Les Brown and John Maxwell, she became equipped with the tools, experience, and resources needed to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Since establishing her career, Ms. Burkhart has helped countless women achieve the same level of empowerment that she has enjoyed.