About me


On stage happiness is a choice

Hello, I’m Karen 🙂

I’m a experienced speaker and consultant, having spent 17 years working in consumer insight, leading teams, running businesses, and developing innovative approaches to understand the psychology of why we behave the way we do – and how to influence it.

My keynote is entitled ‘Happiness is a choice’. I believe much of our happiness is due to our mindset and the way we choose to see the world around us. Using academic theory around positive psychology, combined with my own personal and professional experiences, I demonstrate why our happiness levels are less influenced by our genes and life experiences than we once thought, and how we can consciously choose paths in life to make us happier, even in the toughest of times.

I spent the last 3 years in Singapore developing a business from scratch, and wearing many hats from managing the P&L, sales and relationship building, to running workshops and speaking at conferences. I recently left Singapore – and my full-time job –  to focus on my passions of speaking, consultancy and writing, while travelling around Asia with a backpack (which I’ve completely overfilled).

I’m originally from Manchester, UK, I smile a lot, I love birds and have two parrots (sadly I couldn’t bring them on my travels…), and I’m quite partial to the odd gin and tonic.

On my site you’ll find various ramblings about my experiences on my travels, as well as my professional work and speaking engagements. You’ll also find a selection of my photos and videos, which were the reason I set up this site a few years ago.

Feel free to get in touch using the form below if you want to say hello or if you’re looking for a speaker for your next event!

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Patsy Partridge says:

    Hi Karen thank you so much for this amazing blog….great to fill in the gaps from what Steve told me too; but you are much better at the details!…..I loved the whole Mustang image too. It was so clear than you two loved every mile with him on that fabulous bike and you in proper air conditioning & comfort too!


    • Schoey says:

      Hi Patsy,

      Great to hear from you and thanks so much for your lovely comment! Glad you liked the blog, it was fun to write but took ages to get everything down 🙂 Yes, we had a fab time, as you can tell!

      Sorry for the delay replying, am really busy with work at the moment. Hope you’re well, take care and bye for now.



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