102: Confidence Philosophy with Karen Donaldson

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Low self-confidence is probably the number one stumbling block I see with artists, whether they want to paint for fun or whether they want to make a career out of it. In today’s episode, we’re talking all about boosting your confidence!


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why your words matter.
  • 3 body language tips that will instantly boost your confidence.
  • How a lack of confidence affects every area of your life, including time management.

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About Karen

Karen Donaldson, is a Celebrity Communication, Body Language and Confidence Coach and international speaker, a.k.a “The Confidence Disruptor”. She is the go to expert for Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health magazine and Bustle, and a regular guest expert for both local and national media. Karen is committed to helping “ready and willing” individuals become that confident leader and communicator, who’s comfortable in their own skin and whom others are drawn to, and want to follow. Karen disrupts what people believe to be true about confidence, so they can show up as the best possible version of themselves. Karen not only coaches professionals, sr. executives, celebrities and entrepreneurs across the globe, she also speaks and has spoken on stages and virtual stages across North America, Europe and Africa. Feel free to connect with Karen at www.karendonaldsoninc.com or www.speakconfident.com

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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