Kari Michaelsen

 

TV Personality, Host, Speaker

Media and Marketing Mentor

Barefoot Dreams - Brand Ambassador and Creative Consultant

Coach, Consultant, Communications Expert

and former Child Star of

NBC’s Hit TV Series “Gimme a Break”

 

Actress and Star of

NBC’s Hit TV Series “Gimme a Break”

 

Certainly the performing career of Kari Michaelsen is the antitheses of the plea of all young entertainers to “Give me a Break.”  This was ironically the title of the NBC hit series “Gimme A Break” which brought her fame and made her an elite member of the young Hollywood “celebrities” that emerged in the 1980’s.  Her television, film and theater credits account for an impressive list of accomplishments any actress would be proud of.  “Gimme a Break” finally wrapped after six successful seasons.

 

Kari continued performing, but also felt it was extremely important to continue her education. True to her independent and spirited nature, Kari focused part of her education towards learning more about “business” and “marketing.” This was the next step in her quest to empower herself as a business woman, to become a successful entrepreneur.

 

 

Kari’s Interviews

with

Great Leaders, Achievers and Celebrities

 

Kari has been public speaking and hosting educational seminars since 1990. Combining those skills with her years of experience in front of the camera seemed natural (and somewhat destined) as the next step after her Television series “Gimme a Break” wrapped .Thus, her career in broadcasting was born. Some of her broadcasting credits include hosting a morning talk show, a news magazine show, and the weekly interview show “In the Spotlight.” Kari says, “After six seasons on "Gimme a Break" I went searching for a deeper sense of purpose in my work. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by many powerful people. After a few interviews I had the privilege to do with some very influential people, it became clear to me that my broadcasting career would become one of the most powerful vehicles for me to have the opportunity to "contribute" and really connect with people."

 

Some of the many interviews she did with Celebrities when “In the Spotlight” first aired in the 90’s included: John Travolta, Jim Belushi, Martin Sheen, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Donny Osmond, Kenny Loggins and Olympian Scott Hamilton. Shows guests included many successful Entrepreneurs as well as Charitable Organizations. She also did feature interviews with best selling author Marianne Williamson, Personal Performance expert Anthony Robbins and entrepreneur and original Shark Tank “Shark” Kevin Harrington.

 

Kari spent many years on tour with the highly acclaimed "Get Motivated Business Seminar”, where she shared the stage with many of the greatest leaders and achievers of our time, including Former President George W Bush, General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Publisher Steve Forbes, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Sarah Palin, Dan Rather, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, the legendary Zig Ziglar, as well as many other Hall of Fame and Olympic athletes, well known entertainers, politicians, business moguls and leaders.

 

The in-depth interviews segments she has done live “on stage” before Thousands of Attendees at the Get Motivated Event include: Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Michael Phelps, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker, Steve Wozniak (Co-founder of Apple) , and Dan Marino just to name a few.

 

Her recent in depth interview with Legendary Entrepreneur Daymond John from ABC’s Hit Show “Shark Tank” has been a fan favorite for entrepreneurs of any age, as he shares many strategies to support business owners on their road to success.

 

Kari says “Helping to share these Leaders and Achievers powerful insights for personal and business success, through these in depth interviews, has become one of the most creatively fulfilling experiences of my career. It is deeply rewarding to know that when we reach a viewer who learns a new strategy, or a new way of thinking or responding to a challenge, we we are a small part of making a difference in their businesses and their lives.”

 

 

 

Highly Sought after Speaker and Trainer

 

Over the past two decades, Kari has been well respected, and “highly sought after” as an influential public speaker, and trainer, empowering people all over the country.

 

Kari spent many years on tour with the highly acclaimed "Get Motivated Business Seminar”, where she shared the stage with many of the greatest leaders and achievers of our time, including Former President George W Bush, General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Publisher Steve Forbes, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Sarah Palin, Dan Rather, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, the legendary Zig Ziglar, as well as many other Hall of Fame and Olympic athletes, well known entertainers, politicians, business moguls and leaders.

 

At the one day Business Seminar, she held the prestigious position of hosting and speaking, to crowds of 10,000 to 25,000 attendees per event, in sports arenas all over the country. She also hosted 20-30 minute “in-depth” interviews with many of those great leaders and achievers “live” on stage.

 

Additional icons and well known personalties that Kari has worked with or interviewed at the Get Motivated seminar have included Goldie Hawn, Bill Cosby, Rob Lowe, Kurt Warner, Lou Holtz, Suze Orman, Rick Belluzzo, Brian Tracy, Tom Hopkins, and Olympian Michael Phelps.

 

The in-depth interviews segments she has done live “on stage” before Thousands of Attendees at the Get Motivated Event include: Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Michael Phelps, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker, Steve Wozniak (Co-founder of Apple) , and Dan Marino just to name a few.

 

As the host of a very successful Women’s Financial and Empowerment Conference, she also trained the attendees and shared the stage with many well known women over the years as well. Guest speakers at the conference included Sarah Ferguson “The Duchess of York”, Naomi Judd, NBC’s Today Show “financial expert” Jean Chatzky, and Ivanka Trump.

 

 

 

Media and Marketing Mentor

Coach, Consultant, Communications Expert

 

Kari is well known and respected as a Media and Marketing Mentor and consultant, and continues to speak and train attendees at events and seminars on a variety of different topics throughout the country.

 

At one of her seminars “Maximum Credibility”, (maximumcredibility.com) Kari and her incredible team provide a variety of events, products and services to empower you with the Leading Systems to Catapult you and your Brand to the top of your Industry, Market or Niche!

 

Kari says, “Our team is not only committed to help you create a higher level of credibility, exposure and success, but to give you the tools and strategies to maintain and grow your business, so you can achieve the "consistent enduring success" that you desire and deserve. The difference between success and failure is greatly a result of our "effective" or “ineffective" Public Relations(PR) and Promotion. If you believe that you need to reach more people with your products and services.... implementing the tools of this simple program will put you in a position to be "completely understood" in an highly effective and powerful way that you may have struggled with in your previous marketing campaigns.”

 

Some of Kari’s most popular events are : “The Maximum Credibility Success Summit” to teach and empower business owners in all areas of marketing and public relations, and her Media Production Seminar “The Ultimate Media Kit”  where attendees are prepared in one day, to produce their “Ultimate Promotional Video.” Business owners are very busy, and this event was designed to quickly and effectively create this essential marketing tool, with minimal time invested.

 

As a director and producer, Kari has created complete transformations for many business owners that previously struggled to be effective in their video marketing online, and in the media.  As a promotion and branding expert, she has a proven system to make any business immediately more profitable. By applying her over 30 years of success in the media, she teaches clients how to become the most "Well Known/Famous Person" in your niche.

 

Kari’s system gives her clients a backstage pass, and reveals the proven strategies to easily and effectively “self produce” or “outsource” the production of their Media and Promotional Videos that guarantee results. Her online System and Private Coaching teaches how to use Video to create immediate revenue and conversion Online, as well as how to effectively use Television and Radio exposure for promotion of any business or individual. Kari adds, “I was fortunate to learn these techniques from the "best of the best" in the Entertainment industry, during the six years I was one of the stars of a network television show on NBC. I lived it every day… I had an opportunity to work with, and learn from, the top producers, editors, and publicists in the entertainment business.”

 

The cutting edge promotional strategies that she teaches, were also acquired from traveling around the nation on tour for years, with many of our greatest leaders and achievers and their teams of managers, agents and publicists. She states, “I have been very fortunate to learn from these top experts in their field, and how they keep these great leaders successful year after year.”  It’s these skills and strategies that she is so passionate about transferring to you.

 

Other popular events include “The Keys to Effective Communication for Business and Personal Success” and “Public Speaking Mastery.

 

Kari says, “Having the opportunity to share and teach the concepts of true “success” as it applies to a happy, enriching and rewarding experience of life, is such a blessing. In transferring these techniques and paying it forward, through teaching and coaching, I know I fulfill my goal and commitment to “be of service” and give back what was so graciously given to me. It is so rewarding to see the students finally start to achieve the success they desire and deserve. Their is no greater reward than helping people apply these simple strategies to achieve their true life’s purpose and goals…

 

 

 

Barefoot Dreams

Brand Ambassador and Creative Consultant

 

Kari is currently the Spokesperson for Barefoot Dreams. A internationally recognized brand, featured in numerous publications and television programs, the Barefoot Dreams collections features a variety of soft and luxurious blankets and throws, precious newborn and toddler wear, distinctive accessories and adult apparel. Barefoot Dreams is featured in 5 star resorts and spas and is a top seller at major department stores and boutiques around the world. From celebrities to grandmas to the modern mom-on-the-go, everyone loves the classic, stylish Barefoot Dreams designs. The company’s founder envisioned collections that were both elegant and soothing to the senses, with a commitment of “Love and Compassion” as the foundation of the creation of every product in each collection. Kari says, “It’s very rare that a product can instantly transform the way you feel… and the Barefoot Dreams products have that gift. I am deeply proud to represent such a quality company who’s purpose is so in line with my own.”  Kari has travelled internationally to promote the brand and is very excited about also bringing Barefoot Dreams to the QVC audience in the Fall, on one of their top rated shows “PM Style” airing Monday evenings on QVC.

 

 

Family

 

Kari, originally from New York, now lives in beautiful Southern California, where she also has her company Michaelsen Enterprises.

 

She feels that it is such a gift that her 10 year old son has already travelled all over the world, and has been exposed to, and influenced by, so many incredible leaders and achievers, cultures, and experiences. She adds," I feel very blessed… I know how fortunate I am to have such a exciting career, and life, that I enjoy so much, and that I know is fulfilling my life’s purpose.”

 

 

 

 

 

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