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Founder & Queen of Possibilities for Gateway to Dreams

Karen needs no introduction. Mention her name and somebody’s half cousin twice removed knows of her and her work. She loves to sit back and watch the magic of connecting dreamers to each other. That’s her forte…and that’s how Gateway To Dreams came to be.

My #1 goal is To help St. Louis become known as the city that loves to help people reach their dreams.

Memberships & Associations:

e-Women Network, Networking Plus, Toastmaster’s International.

Past associations include board member of The Pay-it-Forward Foundation- International Board of Advisors; the Regional Commerce and Growth Association; local Chamber of Commerce’s; Optimist International, International Reciprocal Trade Association; Professional Sales Women; Sales Professionals Association

Business Bio:

Author, speaker, coach and consultant, making authentic and strategic connections is part of Karen Hoffman’s DNA.

Hoffman has been recognized by:  June 2011 the St. Louis Small Business Monthly listed Karen as one of 100 people to know for business success here in St. Louis, MO.  She has also received The St. Louis Regional Commerce & Growth Association “Pacesetter Award” for helping small business; The Small Business Administration as the Home Based Business Champion; recognized by eWomen Network with their international “Business Matchmaker of the Year” award; by Zonta for helping women, and other awards.

Professionally: Founder of Gateway to Dreams, an organization that helps individuals realize their dreams through strategic connections, coaching and support. Also co-founder of City of Experts, a membership organization to help experts be recognized locally.  Hoffman created a monthly program for City of Experts members in St. Louis, MO called “Be Known Locally” that helps connect local experts with each other as well as to connect the experts to local resources and media.  Other products and programs Hoffman, a multi-prenuer is involved with:  NichePower, a St. Louis based media guide; Joy of Goals, a yearly workshop on goal setting and collaboration; Your Collaborative Board a monthly mastermind program for women entrepreneurs; Barter Strategies, workshops/coaching on how to barter.

Personal: Hoffman is the proud mother of two grown daughters Mitzi Hoffman & Jaime Salas and a son Joe Hoffman; the proud bonus mother of Carol Vroom.  Four granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 1 great grandson.

Karen speaks on several topics, relationship marketing: “Being a Connector and Making Connections” “The Know, Like & Trust Factors-Building Bridges with Others”; “The Joy of Goals,” “Barter Strategies-How to Leverage Your Products & Services to Grow Your Business” and more. Contact her to learn how she can help turn your dreams, strengths and passions into business opportunities.


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