My name is Karina Todd and I am the founder of Fempower.
I am a certified Women’s Empowerment Coach.
I am also a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a colleague, an accountant and many other things to many other people.
It is though, without doubt, the fact that I am a woman passionate about supporting other women that inspires my work.
My life to date (in a nutshell)
I was born and bred in Belfast, headed off to University in Wales to study Banking and Finance at the age of 19, lived it up in London for 2 years before returning home to Northern Ireland to train as a Chartered Accountant.
Shortly after qualifying, I met and married the wonderful man (who is still my husband!) and gave birth to 4 fantastically fabulous children in quick succession! We moved out of the Big Smoke to the countryside thirteen years ago – and for a couple used to living in the big city for so long, we absolutely love our rural retreat!
My journey so far…
A few years ago it was a very different story when, as a busy, full-time working, stressed out, overweight and overwhelmed mother, I had forgotten to prioritise my own needs in the middle of everything, neglecting my own health and emotional and mental wellbeing along the way. In short, I was exhausted and frustrated.
Then I started on a journey of personal development, self-discovery and learning – learning to take time to prioritise, respect and love myself in the middle of the crazy pace of life. Like most women, I had spent much of my adult life until this point trying to be all things to all people while, along the way, losing sight of who I actually was.
I am now on a mission to help women of all ages and stages to unleash the power within them to live a life they love!
While I am not going to pretend that life will always be perfect (sure wouldn’t that be boring!), I have spent the last few years reading, researching and training to support women in all areas of their personal development journey.
Through my experiences as a professional working mother and my training as a Women’s Empowerment Coach, I can help you through every step of your journey with inspirational and insightful courses, programmes and events to re-ignite that fire in your belly.
But that’s not all, by joining our community of other fabulous like-minded women, you will feel like you have walked into a big hug! The women in our Chrysalis Club are here to support, inspire and raise each other up to new levels.
So, if you want to be in a place where you can just be yourself and others will just ‘get you’– then you’ve arrived!