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Karin Joy Whitley
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Corporate and life coach Karin Joy Whitley’s mission is to inspire others to find passion, joy and energy within themselves. She holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF), and received her coach training at the renowned Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Coaching in the areas of leadership, productivity, onboarding, and career development, Karin is a volunteer coach for Stand Beside Them, a coaching service dedicated to our returning service members and their families/caregivers.
Karin has served as Chapter President of ICF’s Connecticut chapter, and holds the ATM-Bronze status with Toastmasters International as a public speaker. Recently certified to deliver OASIS in the OVERWHELM program, Karin shares sixty- second strategies for balance, stress relief and re-focusing the brain. Presently employed in the Human Resources field, Karin is a Corporate Training & Development Specialist where her expertise focuses on communication, team building & presentation skills. She holds an Associates Degree in Marketing and Public Relations from Northwest Connecticut Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Corporate & Organizational Studies from University of Connecticut.

Entries by Karin Joy Whitley

Christmas -- Warming Hearts

(5) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 11:32 AM

2014-12-23-hearts.jpgDancing flames flickering from scented candles, the white sparkling glow of the tree lights reflecting off the window, the warm content feeling of watching a holiday classic with my husband and the sweetness of our cat curled on my lap sets the stage for...

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Permission to Play

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 11:52 AM

As far back as I can remember, I've always embraced any opportunity to dress up in costumes. Through my elementary and high school years, I danced in recitals and acted in school plays which allowed me to be someone other than myself. The outfits range from dressing up like Pinocchio...

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Life Lessons From Our Cats and Dogs

(14) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 1:01 PM

Recently, while I was convalescing from minor surgery, I had the pleasure of receiving love and companionship from our two affectionate and adopted cats: Buddy and Rascal.

While laying on the couch wrapped in my favorite, cozy blanket, I was visited by...

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'Just Call Out My Name... You've Got a Friend!'

(13) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 4:49 PM


In the past few weeks, I made a conscious effort to rekindle my friendships. Since last year was such a whirlwind, my time spent with friends has definitely suffered. Sometimes with life's obligations and craziness, my friends get pushed to the bottom of...

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What Makes a Memory Stick?

(5) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 2:03 PM

When the summer season is in full swing, Northeasterners can't get enough of the warm sunshine and the long daylight hours. Every year, I want to squeeze in as many summer-related activities that this vibrant time has to offer, along with consuming farm-fresh produce and selecting menu items that we...

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Tee-Hee, Lol!

(3) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 11:26 PM

I never thought I was superstitious. Fridays that fell on the 13th usually ended as a great day. I didn't have triskaidekaphobia- any ill feelings toward the number 13 -- until last year. 2013 is a memorable year for me, because it was...
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Ready, Set, Live

(15) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 3:47 PM


"Get ready, get set, go!"

At this stage of my middle-aged life, I didn't think that I would hear those words just before taking off for a race with my coworkers. Even though running was one of the last on my list for...

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Change My Life in 60 Seconds -- Are You Nuts?

(11) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Co-authored by Millie Grenough and Karin Joy Whitley

Maybe it's a phone call, an accident, or an unexpected diagnosis that stops us in our tracks.

Both of us, Millie Grenough and Karin Joy Whitley, know that everyone experiences events that reach to our core and change...

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