Karen K. Trepte - GaijinWorks Coaching - Where works is joy

It’s time to start living and working with joy!

Hey, I’m Karen and I have a question for you: In this season of life, are you living life on your terms? Or are you still living paycheck-to-paycheck, too focused on what you don’t have to appreciate that which you do? Imagine the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can cover your monthly expenses while also having enough to not only save, but to even have a few guilt-free splurges along the way. Together we will finally instill in you the financial confidence you’ve been lacking.


Karen Trepte

9 Financial Tools Leading You to Smarter Money Management

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Ready to work and live with joy?

Where would you like to start?

Take Control of Your Time

Take Control of Your Money

 Does your money seem to have wings?

Your paycheck barely clears before it suddenly flies off again to cover one expense or another.


Let’s clip those wings and get that money to stick around!

“Karen Trepte set me on track for following my goals in just one hour – Something this multi-passionate thought was impossible!”
She is approachable, methodical, and most importantly, conveyed sincere interest in curing my worries and chasing my dreams. Our session was not just the brainstorm I expected: by the end, I had results.”

Xandra Burns

Owner, Heroine Training

Think back to the paint-by-number kits from when you were a child –
remember how tedious they could be?

And how impossible it was to spot
the picture for what it actually was?

Much like those kits, it can be hard to
spot growth opportunities when you’re spending all your time just trying to
keep up!

It’s time to let an expert have a look at your financial picture and help you
make sense of it once and for all. Stop exhausting yourself trying to sift
through a ton of contradictory advice about how to spend your money and

Make today the day you choose to believe in the financial

freedom and success you were born for.

"Huge compliments to Karen Knode Trepte... I just wrapped up our call with her, and even though I was skeptical that we would get much out of a 1-hour call, I have to say that it was truly an amazing experience. We gained immense insight into our business and five clearly defined action steps to take it to the next level all the while focusing on what we love to do. If you are looking for clarity on your business finances, I highly recommend Karen's services. You won't be disappointed."

Anita Jackel-Deggan

Indian Summer Leather

 It’s time to unveil the tactics necessary to ensure you never lose sleep over money ever again.


 Together we’ll craft a plan that not only allows you full control of your financial future,

but that leads to less stress, more money, and the success you’re meant for.



Is A Roth IRA Conversion Right For You?

Is A Roth IRA Conversion Right For You?

If you have your money in an individual retirement account, you’ve likely considering taking some out here and there for home improvements or emergencies. The fact that your contributions are tax-deductible are nice, but it locks in your money with relatively stiff...

How to Make Your Financial New Year’s Resolution Stick

How to Make Your Financial New Year’s Resolution Stick

The two most common New Year’s Resolutions have to do with weight loss and monetary gain (or paying down debt). It makes sense – these are two facets of life that cause the most stress when they’re going badly, and can make you feel incredible when they’re going well....

Do You Need Disability Insurance?

Do You Need Disability Insurance?

Something to consider for the self-employed or those entering retirement is the necessity of disability insurance. If you work through an employer who provides a pension, then there’s a good chance disability is included in your benefits, but even if it is, additional...

Affordable Cities You Should Consider Moving To

Affordable Cities You Should Consider Moving To

For many people, packing up and moving to the big city sounds like a dream come true. The hustle and bustle of city life can be appealing, especially to those who may have grown up in suburban or rural areas. However, a big city life often comes with big city costs,...

How to Reduce Your Energy Costs This Winter

How to Reduce Your Energy Costs This Winter

As the holidays hit, we're faced with the twin money drains of increased energy costs and holiday budget bloat. While you can't do much about needing to buy presents for every aunt, uncle, cousin and pet your family has, you can attack and deflate your energy bills....

Student Loans or Mortgage: Which To Pay Off First

Student Loans or Mortgage: Which To Pay Off First

There's little that causes more financial stress than student loans and your mortgage - so which do you pay off first? You're making good money, paying your bills each month and even saving, and now you even have your own home. Chances are good you took on some...

“You helped me so much in 45 min – I’m so impressed! Starting a new online business can be very overwhelming for the uninitiated and for a while I’d been stuck in my head with indecision, spinning my wheels. I appreciate that Karen was an empathetic listener and communicator who was able to get insight from the realities of both my personal and professional life, then come up with a solution to help me move forward. I gained so much clarity by working with Karen, who was able to articulate what I couldn’t figure out for myself. While I know there’s a LOT of work ahead of me, I’m truly grateful I was able to receive the guidance to take simple, clear, action steps. Thank you again!”

Lori Rochino

“I had a great first session with Karen looking at my immediate and long-term goals and then coming up with specific action steps to take over the next couple of weeks that will move me most quickly towards my goals. At the end of the session, I looked down at the legal pad in front of me and felt like I had a good game plan to go on.”

Jen Turrell