Dr. Karen Wolfe is an Australian physician, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, author and international speaker. Dr. Karen was born in Sydney Australia and graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and completed a Master’s Degree in Psychology from National University in California.
Dr. Karen worked initially in Australia as a family physician. She spoke on many panels regarding health care reform and was selected to attend the Executive Management School with the Australian Government and interned with The Australian Government Tourist Commission. She later spent eight years in the administration of national health care, wellness and senior programs in her role as the Medical Director of the Australian Government Health Service.
Dr. Karen moved to the United States in 1991 and began her wellness career with Health Net of California in corporate wellness. She assisted companies reduce health care costs by customizing wellness programs to improve the health and well-being of employees. She later became certified as a Mindful Coach and went on to become the National Mindful Coaching Instructor. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a long time faculty member of the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. She is a Trustee of the National Wellness Institute and in 2007 was inducted into the Service and Leadership Circle as recognition of her contributions to the field of wellness.
Her greatest professional passion is to increase emphasis on wellness and prevention into the growing medical infrastructure in the US and emerging economies in time to prevent the epidemic consequences of lifestyle induced illness.
Dr. Karen is the author of seven books which include Is Your Lifestyle KiIling You? From Stress to Strength, Medicine from the Inside Out and Create the Body Your Soul Desires. She is an international speaker on stress management, wellness and nutrition. She has been a speaker for high profile groups such as Young Presidents’ Organization, Philippine International Physician Symposium, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Allianz Global Investors and The National Association of Women Business Owners. Dr. Karen cares that her audience understand and apply the principles she teaches and her presentations often include demonstrations and participation that bring personal meaning to her audience members.