What Karen Offers


Karen Greer is currently weaving her life transition coaching and ministerial work into an end-of-life focus. Karen officiates at memorial services, consults on eulogies and funeral planning and is a member of the MN Death Collaborative and the MN Threshold Network.

  • For over 30 years, Karen has been on the growing edge of personal discovery and self-development. In the 1990's, Karen found her passion for assisting people in having congruency about who they are and what they do, focused primarily in educational institutions, non-profits, and companies.
  • In early 2000, Karen moved into private practice and focused her work with individuals in work and life transition. As our world changed, so did Karen’s work with it as people retired and then Boomers sought new paths in our changing world. With the Positive Aging Movement, she focused on individuals and classes relating to retirement planning.
  • In 2010, when Brene Brown’s research on shame came out, it captured Karen’s attention, expanding her work by integrating these powerful insights on belonging, community, and compassion for self and others, as part of the aging process.

Karen’s style is one of deep listening, being with, and reflecting back what she hears and feels with people as they seek to expand and grow. She blends an awareness of human consciousness taken from national experts in the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual realms. 

Currently Karen assists others in exploring end-of-life realities with talks and group discussion/conversation. She is chairperson of the Death & Dying committee at her spiritual community. “Facing Our Mortality” and “Grieving Our Losses” are some of the classes she shares with the community.



  • Funeral Consultant and Celebrant 2008 - present
  • Karen Greer Consulting: Retirement, Life and Career Coach (1992-present)
  • Career Dynamics (Right Management), Career Management Consultant (1992-1997)
  • Betty Olson & Associates, Career Consultant (1982-1992)


  • The MN Death Collaborative
  • Minnesota Threshold Network
  • Sage-ing International


  • Life Planning and Positive Aging Network
  • MN Association for Global New Thought, Planning Team
  • SHiFT, Member and Midternship Staff (Coach, Consultant)  
  • Minnesota Coaches Association 
  • Association of Psychological Type
  • Minnesota Career Development Association


  • Ordained in Universal Life Church
  • Certified Retirement Facilitator
  • Certified Empowerment Life Coach, Empowerment Institute
  • Masters of Adult Education, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Viterbo University