Karen Jacobsen

Karen Jacobsen

  • The GPS Girl and Voice of SIRI
  • Shares about how to “recalculate” your route to success
  • Speaks on “Roadmap to the Future”

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When Karen Jacobsen walks on stage, there is no question she is in the driver’s seat. She speaks to groups who want to inspire the best in their people, and create a road map for their future.

Karen’s speaking voice may be familiar to you, and she just might be giving you directions in your car all day every day.  She’s that voice that guides you when you are lost and reassures you when you are wondering if you are headed in the right direction. An Aussie, who ten years ago moved to New York to seek her fame and fortune, Karen had an unexpected twist in her singing career.  She was hired for a 50-hour voice-over job.  The result was a voice system called “Australian Karen”, now in over 25 million GPS units all over the world.  You could say she specializes in telling people ‘where to go’. Before long, Jacobsen was being asked to demonstrate those calm and consistent directions ‘live’ and in addition to her music performances, she accepted invitations as a speaker. How did The GPS Girl navigate her way from the Great Barrier Reef to the Big Apple?

Recalculating her route along the way to reach her destination! An accomplished and award winning Singer, Songwriter and Pianist, six CDs of her songs have been released.  PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:   Opening for Norah Jones, Christopher Cross, Jars of Clay, Three Dog Night, Cyndi Lauper, Spyro Gyra •  USA Anthem at New York Jets game, Giants Stadium to 80 000 people •  Australian Anthem at Wallabies Vs South Africa, Suncorp Stadium to 52 000 people •  Good Morning Australia regular guest performer VOICEOVER CLIENTS •  Garmin, Tom Tom, Navman & Mio GPS Units worldwide •  Aussie Hair Care, Electrolux, Tresemme, E*Trade, Snuggles (USA) •   Lexus (Australia) •  National Conference of the Institute of Hospital Engineers (Australia) •   Australian Institute of Management’s International Women’s Day Debate (Australia) MEDIA COVERAGE •  ABC World News Tonight, CBS The Early Show, Inside Edition, NY1, Live with Regis  & Kelly •  The New York Times, The NY Daily News,   People Magazine, Glamour Magazine, NPR’s The Takeaway

Karen Jacobsen is as at home in front of a conference audience as she is on center stage at a stadium. Her one woman keynote presentation “Road Map for Your Future” is a 60-minute experience designed to open or close your conference or event. She is also passionate about education and is very involved on committees and in the schools in her area of New York to promote more positive educational practices in the classroom.


Road Map for Your Future

This power presentation is designed to do four things:

  • To leave your people with more focus on a daily basis
  • To give them more confidence in themselves
  • To build more courage to take the small steps they need to take every day
  • To create a road map for their future success.

This is the one presentation your audiences will never forget, leaving everyone engaged, and with tools to immediately implement that will stick for the long term. If you’re looking for someone to zero in on the things your people need to  create a road map for their future,  then ‘you have reached  your destination’.

Recalculating Concert Keynote

This presentation includes a concert by Jacobsen with a message that is entertainment, motivation and inspiration all in one invigorating package.

Karen Jacobsen – The GPS Girl® performs at the grand piano playing and singing her catchy, timeless songs while giving directions on how to recalculate in life just as we can when driving our car.  Jacobsen speaking voice is in over 100 million GPS units around the world as “Australian Karen” and in 40 million iPhones as the Aussie voice in the Siri application.

A one-woman force of nature, you’ll hear how Jacobsen navigated her way from the Great Barrier Reef to the Big Apple, recalculating her route along the way.

This presentation is ideal for groups hosting:

  • a sophisticated event
  • wanting a concert with a message

The audience will leave:

  • Uplifted
  • Invigorated
  • Ready to “Recalculate” their way to their destination


“Speaking is one of your many talents. You truly are responsible for everything being so perfect and thank you again so very very much.” Connecticut Nurse of the Year Awards

“I absolutely love Karen Jacobsen’s class because she inspired me to write whatever is in your heart and not to be afraid of what you’re feeling. She is a great person who has taught me not to be scared. You inspire me, Ms Jacobsen.” Year 7 Student

“She really got me thinking exactly what I was going to do with my future after studying and training, and what I need to be training for. After her talk I have started to focus. “ Macquarie University, Australia