Life presents us with a rollercoaster of challenges and opportunities, some chosen and some not. I’m Karen Darke, and I’ve ridden a fairly extreme rollercoaster myself – from the ‘lows’ of becoming paralysed in a climbing accident and other life traumas, to the ‘highs’ of some incredible adventures, many years in Paralympic sport, and becoming Paralympic Champion. Whilst there are times I’ve been in fear and pain, I have learned that with challenge comes opportunity to learn and ultimately transform our experience of life for the better, enabling powerful emotions like gratitude, love and wonder.


“Ability is a state of mind not a state of body.’” Through my own journey, I’ve discovered the incredible power we have within us, to change our thoughts, emotions and mind-body connection. A holistic approach, viewing things as connected not separate , can change our performance, our reality and our world.   Our own mind is our biggest obstacle to living and achieving our wildest aspirations. What is life if it isn’t an adventure? I’m constantly amazed by what can be achieved if we set our heart and mind to it, fuelled by inspiration, belief and commitment.”


I’ve distilled some key learning from my years of experience and study, into something approachable and helpful for you. If you are looking for the ‘next level’: to perform better, to get out of a dip, or choose a fork in your road, then ‘Join the Adventure’ could be for you. There will be inspiration, insight and tools to help you connect to your ‘inner force’ so that you can feel and perform better. If this sound exciting to you, please ‘Join the Adventure’! I’ll look forward to meeting you along the way.  


Karen Darke MBE, PhD, MA Development Training, MA Performance Coaching & Sports Psychology, Dip. Hypnotherapy.


I’m Karen Darke, a specialist in Performance and Transformation. For the last 30 years I have learned and practiced in the domains of hypnotherapy, coaching, counselling, sports performance and high performance psychology, and a range of more ‘unusual’ energetic approaches to performance and wellbeing. This has left me passionate and convinced by the impact that ‘Energetics’ can have to enable things we never thought possible.