The GPS Girl®, Speaker, Singer/Songwriter, Concert Artist

At the age of seven in small town Australia, Karen Jacobsen saw Olivia Newton-John on television and knew what she wanted to do with her life.

She wanted to become a professional singer and move to America.

Today, Karen speaks, sings and motivates people on stage, on screen and in the recording studio.

Aussie born and New York based:

  • Karen's speaking voice is in over 400 million GPS units and smartphones worldwide giving directions.
  • From this one voice-over booking she created her empowerment brand "The GPS Girl."
  • She teaches the 5 directions for Recalculating in business and life.
  • An award-winning Singer and Songwriter, Karen's musical career highlights include:
  • Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross.
  • Singing the national anthem at major sporting events including 80, 000 people at Giants Stadium for the New York Jets.
  • Opening the National Speakers Association 2014 Convention with The Star Spangled Banner.

A TEDx speaker, Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage including the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, The New York Times, NY Daily News, Glamour magazine, being named one of People Magazine's Most Intriguing People and she hosts her own web series "Navigating New York with The GPS Girl®".

She was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.

Karen's voice is in demand in the studio as a Voice-Over artist recording customized voice systems and advertising campaigns, and live as an entertainer and speaker for Corporate events around the globe.

As an Author, her 2015 release Recalculate - Directions for Driving Performance Success follows Karen's journal book "The GPS Girl's Road Map for Your Future" which gives direction for getting more of what you want in business and life.



Recalculating! The GPS Girl's Guide to Getting More of What You Want in Business and Life

When your people find their true focus and harness momentum, the results can be extraordinary. Using your internal GPS system on a daily basis can take you and your organization where you want to go.

The GPS Girl's Guide to Getting More of What You Want is for organizations who want their people to take charge and bounce back when obstacles, challenges or detours get in the way of reaching their goals or achieving results. Whether relationships or revenue, projects or product launch, The GPS Girl® shows your audience how to create a path and plan to get them swiftly and safely to their destination-however they define it.

Karen Jacobsen takes you on a journey from her small town childhood near Australia's Great Barrier Reef to becoming "The GPS Girl®" whose voice is in more than 400 million devices and smart phones, to building a career and business in the Big Apple. Karen shares the many starts, stops, detours (and a few disasters) she encountered along her own road to success, proving that it's never too late to recalculate.

Karen's stories are relatable, real-world examples, and her five turn-by-turn directions teach people how to use their internal GPS system to recalculate along the way and reach their destinations. However they define it: whether in life, business or both.

And when that happens; when your teams have clarity around what they want, a path to get it, and a step-by-step guide to recalculating along the way, anything is possible. The impact and potential is tangible.


This concert with a message 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.  Karen's speaking voice is in over 100 million GPS units around the world as "Australian Karen" and in 300 million iPhones as the Aussie voice in the Siri application.

A one woman force of nature, you'll hear how Karen 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
  • with a listening crowd
  • wanting a concert with a message

Your people will leave:

  • Uplifted
  • Invigorated
  • And ready to "Recalculate" their way to their destination