CONNIE PHELAN, Founder
Program Facilitator, Breakthrough Coach
I have a passion for boldly challenging and helping people and groups achieve positive, lasting change.
I played softball at a national level, which shaped my life-long love of sports, and appreciation for cohesive team building and strong leadership. As a printing company owner, I partnered with many industry leaders and honed my skills in providing exceptional customer service. My next career move was to join an advertising agency, where I thrived in the fast-paced environment and delivered successful results for Fortune 500 companies.
However, my life-changing experience firewalking prompted me to become a certified firewalk instructor. Subsequently, I founded Fire Power Seminars in 2006 to help people gain awareness of self-limiting beliefs and patterns, and, ultimately, generate successful, long-term changes.
KAREN E. PFEFFER, Co-Founder
Program Facilitator, Breakthrough Coach, Keynote Speaker
Born and raised in Venezuela until the age of 15 by a father from Kansas and a mother from Puerto Rico, I have a unique cultural mix that has inspired me to challenge stereotypes and capture opportunities.
After I earned a business degree from Florida Southern College, I entered the male-dominated field of banking and became the first woman president of the Florida Bank Marketing Association.
Next, I founded a full-service marketing and advertising agency, which provided a broad range of strategic and creative marketing for local, national and international clients. I also became a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and was certified in basic and advanced PSYCH-K.
In 2006, I co-founded Fire Power Seminars to provide communication, empowerment, team building and transformation programs through high-impact experiences. I view every encounter as an opportunity to help people and have devoted countless hours to counseling individuals in need. I’m a mentor with Women of Tomorrow, providing mentoring for high school students.
Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
F.I.R.E. Certified Firewalk Instructor
Fluent in Spanish