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Karin Vagiste is a powerful speaker and coach. She has a wonderful ability to relate to her audiences to provide customized, effective and inspiring messages. People will find her keynotes, workshops, and books, to be entertaining and memorable. - Judy Suke, President, Triangle Seminars

Judy Suke, DTM
Motivational Humorist, Corporate Trainer, President of Triangle Seminars, Professor and Manuscript Developer

Karin is driven by a passion to make a tangible difference. Her successful Mediative Strategies empower people to arrive at deeper, peaceful resolutions to both personal and professional problems. I put her strategies to use the very next day and was happy I did. Her use of fantastic cartoons and other images made her content memorable.

Dr. Peter Gaibisles
Owner, Parkdale Chiropractic

No matter how much you know about managing stress, you will learn many new things from Karin’s presentation. The fields of Neurology and Psychoneuroimmunology keep evolving and Karin is on top of the research. The best part is that she simplifies scientific jargon into everyday language. Her innovative strategies can be put to use the very next day. As a presenter she is articulate, passionate and thus engages the audience superbly.

Sally Mintz Levy
Clinician at Bridgeway Chemical Dependancy Program

Karin Vagiste successfully facilitated a stress management program called Kokoro at Four Villages Community Health Centre while I was the Executive Director/CEO of the organization. Karin Vagiste demonstrated to be an enthusiastic professional, strongly committed to results. Her approach is innovative, friendly and successful.

Almerinda Rebelo
Management Consultant

Karin's action plan for disrupting the barriers between people in conflict is informative and entertaining. Her unique insights and her sparkling delivery offer a value-add for any audience whose members have experienced the dysfunctions associated with un-managed, and often unacknowledged, conflict. Her mediative principles offer a practical approach to lowering conflict-induced stress. Highly recommended.

Tim Hurson
Author: Think Better and Never Be Closing

I was very happy to have Karin present to our Healthy Living Club because she is up to date with the latest research in neuroscience about stress management. She is also a wonderful speaker who engages the audience in a number of interactive exercises that deepen self-awareness about personal beliefs and practices about conflict management. Her innovative program on mediative strategies was so practical that it could be put to use the very next day. Excellent!

Judy Steed
Author, researcher, ghostwriter at SteedBooks Inc.

Karin is a wonderful speaker with a very powerful message. Personable, engaging, energetic, excellent!

Cathleen Fillmore
Speakers Bureau owner|Marketing Consultant to Professional Speakers|Public Speaker|Seminar Leader

I have had the opportunity to hear Karin speak a number of times in the past few years. She is passionate, energetic and inspiring. She uses interactive exercises to bring her conflict resolution strategies to life. Her use of vivid cartoons provides a different way of viewing the themes she is sharing.

Jordan Smith
Master Control VTR Operator, TSN

Karin recently spoke at our monthly meeting at the church. While I was not present to hear her myself, our members said they appreciated her presentation very much. They got enthusiastically involved in interactive, fun exercises that provided greater self-awareness of their personal style of reacting to conflict. Her book's cartoons illustrated her mediative principles which made them easy to understand and remember. At the end of the presentation Karin picked up her ukulele and sang a song she had composed for this presentation. It was a wonderful four line summary of her talk. After she sang, she projected the words on the screen and everyone had a great time singing along with her - not just once, but a couple of times!

Heather Vais
Minister at Thornhill Presbyterian Church