Hey there! I’m Kara (pronounced Sarah with a K). I’m the Founder and Chief Fun Officer of The Playful Warrior and the Creator of Wild & Worthy.  I’m also a Play and Mindset Coach.


I help you heal your inner child through the power of play and neuroscience so you can overcome perfectionism, self-doubt and recover your playful, creative self.

My Story

I wasn’t always in touch with my playful side. I spent sooo many years working in the corporate world, people-pleasing at my job, and letting my subconscious beliefs, self-doubt, and *very loud* inner critic run the show. 

(Yup! Even mindset coaches have exceptionally cranky inner critics!)

For most of my adult life, I struggled with codependency, perfectionism, severe OCD, epilepsy, and childhood abandonment wounds. 

And all of those things compounded my feelings of low self-worth. Which turned into shame and fear and deep, deep hurt. 

I hit a rock bottom with my dark night of the soul three years ago. I lost my job, had a nasty cockroach infestation for months, a beautiful partnership ended, I was processing heavy childhood trauma, and was struggling with my epilepsy (all the while hiding it from the world because I was so ashamed).

When it felt like I had nothing, I could hear whispers in my soul. This was not the life I was meant to live. The complete destruction of my life as I knew it gave me a chance to start over.

And start over I did.

I discovered that healing didn’t always have to be so heavy. I started exploring play, and changed my life.

Play was the thing that reminded me I’m a wildly creative, fun, worthy human. Right now. Just as I am.

It helped me stop living from a place of fear and start living from a place of trust in myself. So, I could build my life from a place of play and not perfectionism.

And now I’m on a mission to create a safe space for YOU to be seen, to be heard, and to heal. To play freely and express yourself without judgment.

So you can reconnect with yourself and live a life that you co-create with your inner child—one where play is no longer an afterthought but the cornerstone of your healing, the cornerstone of your happiness.

Ready to start your PLAY journey? 

Take my 1-minute free quiz to discover your playful personality. You'll also get a customized playful journal prompt and playful activity 🎉 

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Fun Facts About Me:


  • I’m a Certified Life & Success Coach and Practitioner of NLP, Hypnotherapy, EFT Tapping and TIME Techniques

  • Movement is my medicine. Dance is my happy place and I love how it connects humanity. It’s my favourite language! 

  • I competed in hip hop dancing for 10 years

  • I speak Spanish, love Latin dancing and swear I was Latin in another life! (I’m not, for the record)

  • I’m a breakfast aficionado and could eat breakfast all day 

  • I was once Bradley Cooper’s publicist for a day; it was one of the most magical days of my life. He was so kind and friendly (and punctual!)

  • I love exploring the world and have been to 42 countries 

  • My best friend and I backpacked Colombia with no plans in 2016. We went with a one-way ticket!

  • I played piano for over 10 years

  • I’m a Pisces Sun Sign, Scorpio Rising and Cancer Moon

  • For my Human Design friends, I’m a Projector with Emotional Authority


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