Karen Purze

In my talks for corporate and community based organizations, participants learn to better prepare for emergencies and life transitions. I share lessons learned while working full time, raising children, and helping my parents through separate, concurrent medical crises. 

With each talk I give, participants leave with new perspectives and practical skills they can apply to their lives. Best of all, they leave motivated to take action!

Have a look at my signature topics, or call me to design a custom session!

Signature Topics

For Employers
  • Ready for Anything: Preparing for Family Emergencies
  • Adulting: Financial Checklist for New and Expectant Parents
  • Bouncing Back: 10 Ways to Build Resilience
For Community Based Organizations
  • Aging Well: Plan On It!
  • Critical Conversations: 5 Topics to Discuss with Adult Children
  • Visualizing Personal Networks: A Care Map Workshop
Life in Motion Guide

My book, Life in Motion, can be arranged as a gift for the audience at reduced cost.


This was really informative. You kept it light despite the heaviness of the topic. Thanks for the follow up materials! No more excuses...


I went through much of what you did, with both my parents. So your story and all the advice you provided rang true. You have such a nice style, friendly yet professional, nice pace. Good bits of interaction with the participants.


Great work, Karen! This was tremendously helpful. A great contribution to what is needed facing aging parents.

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