I started working with Kara in 2018 after she invited me to join her network with a solo course. At the time, I had what I considered very little experience with teaching art and honestly wasn’t sure if I should pursue it or not. What I appreciated about Kara was that – instead of pushing in a certain direction – she offered the security of her own experience and business network. I feel that that gave me the confidence to go ahead and do the work, leaving planning and marketing in her capable hands. I got to know Kara as a sensitive person with very clear goals; it’s a breath of fresh air to be able to talk to her about both insecurities as well as business goals and not having to pretend they don’t go hand in hand. I appreciate her drive to move forward and improve on things even when they are currently successful and I’m looking to be part of her network for a long time to come.