Resilience Expert, Mentor, Advocate, Coach, Speaker, and Author

Karen Dean

Karen is not your average coach. She leads by example, having found success repeatedly as a serial entrepreneur and now as founder of the Resilience Reboot.  An incredible motivational speaker, Karen brings audiences through her own personal stories of resilience and inspires with an amazing sense of positivity.  

In 2020, Karen added best-selling author to her list of accomplishments with the release of her first book, We Are Unbreakable: Raw, Real Stories of Resilience from Women in Nova Scotia in 2020. 

Recognized by the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards as a Nominee in 2014, Karen has been a mentor to women in business throughout her career and was mentored herself by Arlene Dickinson of Venture Communications and CBC TV’s Dragon’s Den. Karen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a certificate in Small Business Development Training.  She is also a Certified Knowledge Broker and Professional. 

Karen shows her dedication to her community through extensive volunteering, including roles as a founding member of several community and business development organizations. She was one of only two women to ever be elected to the Board of Directors of Farmers Co-operative Dairy Limited, and she has also served as a board member for the Early Intervention Association of Nova Scotia and the National Holstein Convention in 2011.   Karen believes in paying it forward and, since 2018, she has raised over $120,000 for families in need in Nova Scotia.

Karen is the proud mother to three amazing humans who she points to as not only a source of joy but as her greatest accomplishments. Karen is a survivor of domestic abuse by more than one abuser and has faced challenges from toxic family relationships to helping her children through illness to protecting them from abuse. Her advice for other women springs from a mountain of lived experience, and she’s passionate about her new mission to help other women find their resilience and live their best life, a purpose she lives in her own life every day.