Karen Muha has an amazing ability to make audiences laugh out loud, cry and go into deep thought all in one 30 or 45-minute talk. Karen’s talks about topics of self-care and the importance of health and wellness to manage the ups and downs of a practical life. Karen brings a relatable style that all audiences can identify with whether they are high school students, parents juggling a busy schedule or senior citizens.
A health & wellness advocate, motivational speaker, comedic story teller and professional coach, Karen Muha has been a trusted voice in Northern New Jersey for more than 8 years. For nearly a decade, Muha greeted audiences with her amazing ability to grip them using humor and powerful stories of triumphs over tragedy. As a recognized subject matter expert in the community, Muha has performed stand-up comedy with Uncle Floyd, spoken in front of audiences from high school students to hospitals, trains folks on how to recovery their bodies through water fitness and teaches people how to overcome fears of public speaking.
Muha continues to be one of the areas most recognized and trusted personalities. She is a sought after speaker and personal coach. On her website WellnessOutloud.org and social media, people interact with her every day about health, wellness, motivational tips and speaking information.
In June of 2009, Muha was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma which had formed a golf ball sized tumor in her kidney. This required immediate surgery to remove followed by months of complications that required additional painful procedures and recovery. An eternal optimist, Muha wanted to turn her health scare into an opportunity to help others. She helped others through their own diagnosis and treatment and wrote a memoir My Father’s Gifts, which documents her battle, and reflects on her life and career. Muha serves as an ambassador for cancer recovery, personally works with people through the emotional and physical part of recovery, and actively communicates with the cancer community through her social media and on her website.
As a part of the sandwich generation, Muha’s demographic is far-reaching. She is a mother of two teenagers. Like many Boomers in America, she has juggled being a working mom while caring for parents through their own health issues.
Muha has served as a spokesperson for various organizations such as Toastmasters International, the YMCA, the Office on Aging and S.W.I.M., Inc.