Karen Jacobsen 2018-07-08T08:55:06+00:00

Project Description


“I speak for organisations that want to both entertain & inspire their people to perform in a world class fashion & recalculate when things do not go as planned.”

Karen Jacobsen – The GPS Girl & Voice of Siri !


A native of Mackay, Australia, Jacobsen is well known internationally for her voiceover work. Her voice has been featured in text-to-speech systems in more than a billion GPS and smartphone devices worldwide. This includes recording 50 hours in the studio to create the female Australian voice of the original Siri application featured on Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads.

  • Karen’s speaking voice is in over 400 million GPS units and smartphones worldwide giving directions.

  • Her largest audience was 80,000 people at a New York Jets game at Giants Stadium.

  • Karen takes you on a journey – from her small town childhood in Mackay, to becoming “The GPS Girl®” whose voice is in 400 million devices & smartphones.

Discover more about Karen Jacobsen – The GPS Girl®


At the age of seven in small town Australia, Karen Jacobsen saw Olivia Newton-John on television and knew what she wanted to do with her life.

She wanted to become a professional singer and move to America.

Today, Karen speaks, sings and motivates people on stage, on screen and in the recording studio.

Aussie born and New York based:

– Karen’s speaking voice is in over 400 million GPS units and smartphones worldwide giving directions.

– From this one voice-over booking she created her empowerment brand “The GPS Girl.”

– She teaches the 5 directions for Recalculating in business and life.

An award-winning Singer and Songwriter, Karen’s musical career highlights include:

– Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross.

– Singing the national anthem at major sporting events including 80, 000 people at Giants Stadium for the New York Jets.

– Opening the National Speakers Association 2014 Convention with The Star Spangled Banner.

A TEDx speaker, Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage including the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, The New York Times, NY Daily News, Glamour magazine, being named one of People Magazine’s Most Intriguing People and she hosts her own web series “Navigating New York with The GPS Girl®”.

She was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.

Karen’s voice is in demand in the studio as a Voice-Over artist recording customized voice systems and advertising campaigns, and live as an entertainer and speaker for Corporate events around the globe.

As an Author, her 2015 release Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance Success follows Karen’s journal book “The GPS Girl’s Road Map for Your Future” which gives direction for getting more of what you want in business and life.

You will learn:

– The GPS Girl’s 5 Directions for Recalculating
– How to be able to quickly bounce back and redirect your efforts and
– You will never listen to your GPS say the word “Recalculating” the same way again.

Recalculate: Directions for Driving Performance Success – is for organisations who want their people to take charge and bounce back when obstacles, challenges or detours get in the way of reaching their goals or achieving results

Whether relationships or revenue, projects or product launch, The GPS Girl® shows your audience how to create a path and plan to get them swiftly and safely to their destination – however they define it.

One of Karen’s proudest moments was performing the Australian anthem for a capacity crowd of 52, 000 people at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia at a Tri-Nations International Rugby match between the Wallabies and South Africa.


Discover what other’s say about Karen

“You’ll receive the best ROI in so many ways. Karen draws from a deep well and tool set of listening, understanding, applying and applying with heart, smart and exuberance. She became a trusted, honored and celebrated part of my tea and subsequently my clients’ team. She’s a gem.”

Bob Becker - Executive Producer, Bob Becker Communications

“Karen Jacobsen makes an immediate positive impression on you when you first meet. She brings light and joy into the room – even if that room is filled with Hospital Engineers and Healthcare Facility Managers. I would thoroughly recommend Karen to other conference organisers.”

President, IHEA National Conference - Australia
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