Karen M. Pierce grew up in the land of “Uff da!” - Minneapolis, MN. This simple Scandinavian phrase provided years of comic relief in moments of sensory overwhelm, such as those times when in the midst of an extremely important career-related phone call, the dog starts barking ferociously at the door, an alert pops up on the screen notifying of a forgotten appointment, and the youngest child comes running through the house covered in mud. She has learned how to use “Uff da!” to get a grip on her own life and tap into opportunities showcasing her potential, her power, and most importantly, her dynamic personality at home and in her career.
Karen developed her career in aerospace engineering, marketing, and business consulting through each season of life. She and her husband, Tom, have been married for 36 years. Together, they have parented two successful sons, moved 20 times (10 internationally), and created a vibrant marriage and successful careers.
Karen realized her success was unusual when she was often asked, “How do you do it?” Karen is best known for being able to relate to the demands a woman encounters while building a career of significance, without losing sight of the greater value of her being present at home.
She has personally overcome seasons full of unknowns, seasons of sacrifice, and experienced seasons of abundance. Her compassion and empathy shine through her contagious, uplifting energy.Today, Karen avidly shares, through her writing, speaking, and coaching to help women find their way and flourish in their God-given calling to create a rich, satisfying life in the workplace and at home through each season of career development, motherhood, and marriage.
Why do smart, talented women need to choose between a career which ignites them and a personal life that enriches them?
Finally, it is possible to escape from a life of compromise and conflict. No more heart-wrenching, guilt-ridden decisions balancing the see-saw of work and family responsibilities. No longer do you need to live with the stress of imminent failure because you just can’t keep all the balls in the air.
This book shows you the power of integrating your life rather than attempting to balance it. It’s My Time lays out a powerful system for creating and living the life you desire, the one you were designed to live - a rich, loving personal life, a dynamic, rewarding career, and the time to enjoy it all.
“From its powerful title to its compelling content, this book is for women seeking to overcome challenges in their personal and professional lives, yet still bent on not just surviving but thriving. This book is top-notch!”
—Jessica Gill, author of Damsel In Excess
“A blunt reality check for all the Wonder Women out there. Now that the meaning of BALANCE and INTEGRATION are out, you're all good. Reading It's My Time makes it worth your TIME. You are a lifesaver, Karen!”
—Berns David Lucanas, author of Time Is Up!
“When Karen M. Pierce talks about ‘Non-Negotiables’ — what you truly value in life that you refuse to compromise on — I break out into a smile. Karen’s book reminds us that we need to be connected to our highest values to achieve balance and success. A superb read!”
—Nikki Arnold, author of POSITIVITHINK™
“You'll love this book. It was written with you in mind — a woman who is doing it all wondering when it will be her time. Karen shares her life stories with practical strategies, and her engaging writing style inspires and convinces you that is it indeed your time!”
—Gillian Stevens, author of Explore, Transform, Flourish