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Karen's Story

I am passionate about people stepping into their full personal power, and being, doing, and having all they desire.

As a child who was shy, I loved the story of the ugly duckling who turned into a beautiful swan. My dream was to take all the other people who wanted to be more, and we could all transform together.

I am excited about the possibilities of what we each have to offer, and that our potential is beyond what we can imagine. To me, transformation is about liberating ourselves from our own blocks so that we can create a life of love, joy, peace and abundance.

The truth of who you are is in your potential, not your limitations.

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Professional Biography

Karen Brunger, AICI CIP, Founder and President of the International Image Institute, is a global holistic image trainer and resource for image experts. Her systems and products are in over 90 countries, and she has presented in 14 countries on five continents.

An author of 17 books, co-author of 4, Karen has contributed to numerous other books and magazines. She has developed 33 colour and image tools for both in-person and virtual consultations and is the creator of Source Alignment Energy Shifting, a system for personal transformation.

As an image trainer for 37 years, Karen has coached some of the top consultants in the industry. She has developed image consultant training programmes at the college level and has taught for numerous colleges. Karen is a two-time recipient of international Award of Excellence from the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI).

Karen is an international Past-President of AICI and a Past-President of the Canada chapter. As the VP Education for four years, Karen was responsible for the standards of image training worldwide. She organized the Image Consultant Core Competencies into “Appearance, Behaviour, Communication”, and coined the phrase “A-B-C’s of Image”.

Karen has inspired and facilitated thousands in the transformation process using a holistic approach. Many of Canada’s Fortune 500 number among her corporate clients, and her private clients have included entrepreneurs, executives, entertainers, and politicians.

Karen is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Seasons’ Academy of Colour Analysis. Committed to her own personal and professional growth, she continues to take workshops every year.

Karen is known for her holistic, transformational, inspirational approach, her dynamic, entertaining, fun presentation style, and her open, sharing, encouraging nature.

Karen's Publications

Karen has authored numerous books and articles; please check the Publications tab for a listing!