Author & Bio

Karen Kaye is a writer based in Southern California. She has an M.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Human Resource Design from Claremont Graduate University. She started partner dancing in 1999 exploring everything from Salsa, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Blues, Fusion and Bachata – and most recently, Argentine Tango.

Karen’s career started as an HR Business Partner where she focused on employee relations, recruiting, career coaching, training and organizational development. She later segued into specializing in Instructional Design, with an emphasis on creating online training and education. She has created online classes for universities including Cal State Fullerton and Concordia University along with major corporations such as Southern California Edison and Toshiba. She is also a certified Toastmaster and a skilled speech writer.

Karen is especially interested in creating online training for small businesses and entrepreneurs who seek to create passive income by putting their expertise in an online environment. Learn more at

She has a fascination with strategic problem solving and the art of how people learn most effectively. Her goal is to nudge people to approach life and dancing differently – and hopefully with greater connection and kindness.

Karen is an avid golfer and art collector who loves musicals, chess, meditation, roller skating and acroyoga.

You can follow Karen on Facebook at

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  1. Interesting:

    “I see a lot of people struggling – many in the same ways I did. And having passed through that door myself, I feel strongly that those struggles are truly unnecessary.”

    I am with you on this one. I would like to hear more about that. Would you like to you elaborate – maybe in a post?

    I like that:

    “But it requires us to first challenge everything we believe and know” – indeed so it is.

    Nice to come across this.



    Ps great hat 😉


  2. Karen, for your tango words you got my full reverence.


  3. What a beautiful soul, may the light dance with you all night.


  4. Just read your article “An Insecure Dancer” and loved it. I shared it with my LinkedIn network, and suggested that the reader replace “tango” with “leadership”, and follow your advice. And now I see that you share my vocation and education background. Thanks for your writing. And your dancing. I remember you from the SD Tango Festival, although we have not shared a tanda yet. Best to you and thank you for your openness in sharing your writing.


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