Karin Whang is adopted from South Korea and raised in the Pacific Northwest with five adopted siblings in a family with five different nationalities. After high school and during college, Karin let her curiosity take her globetrotting around the world for the next 15 years.

 

Courageously confronting the unknown, from sneaking in and out of war zones to rebuild African communities to unraveling five mysterious deaths in her birth family, and meditating for one year in silence in Myanmar (Burma), Karin shares her lifelong map of her past that have paved the way for the future and her discovery of the true meaning of solitude, freedom, and love.

 

Karin received her master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University which compliments her career as a producer and celebrity talent scout for Grammy award winning musicians, Nobel Peace Prize winners, TED talk speakers, New York Times Best Selling authors, and renowned philanthropists.

 

Applying the same strategies and mindsets that contribute to their success to herself and her clients, she helps big thinkers and thought leaders transform their boldest thoughts into legacies that change the world.

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2007 - 2022
CELEBRITY MANAGER, AGENT, & PRODUCER
NEW YORK-MEXICO CITY-HONG KONG-KOREA

● Talent Manager & Agent to negotiate contracts and close paid brand deals for Tik Tok, Instagram, Youtube, and Reality TV influencers  
 

● Craft bios and stories for Celebrities, Public Figures, and Influencers in a way that increases engagement on social media and get more paid offers for opportunities that increase their impact and visibility 
 

● Secured $10 million dollars in sponsorship and investment for Mexico’s first world class music festival with an audience of 60,000 people that created 1,000 jobs in Acapulco and Mexico City 
 

● Develop marketing campaigns that combined interactive BTL and digital marketing that increase sponsor's revenue by 100 million dollars that reached 30% growth in revenue 
 

● Produced 4-8 live events every month for 4 years in nightclubs and for local concerts in Asia for audiences equally more than 3 million people 
 

● Secured 300+ DJs, dancers, Cirque Du Soleil performers, and synchronized swimmers, and live performers from North America & Europe to perform in Asia 
 

● Booked Pitbull with CAA and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with top Hollywood agencies to produce their concerts in Hong Kong managing a 100 local staff and Pitbull’s manager and dancers

● Talent buyer that booked Pussycat Dolls in the Olympic Stadium for 10,000 people 

 

● Hospitality for Britney Spears and her 100 team entourage in Mexico City 
 

● Opened the first nightclub that booked the first international DJ’s to play in South Korea, such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, ATB, and 100+ more DJs

2013 - 2021
BUSINESS COACH & MEDITATION TEACHER,
REMOTE GLOBALLY

● Business coach who passionately educates entrepreneurs, executives, and visionaries to achieve their ideal vision for their company and create a profitable, systematic, and thriving business 

● Create intensive online courses and content that develop the business owner’s mindset and their business in 8 main areas: How to share your story, build a following, sales, marketing, create passive income, and get media exposure locally to globally 

● Trained and licensed authors, public speakers, and mission-driven entrepreneurs to run their own successful businesses based on their story, message, and purpose 

● Engage in private 1-on-1 sessions and group coaching for up to 100 clients per session on 6 continents to help them reach their business goals 2x faster and create 6-7 figure income

 

● Responsible for lead generation and prospecting new clients, conducting cold calls that sold on average $1,000 to $24,000 in online courses and programs, led the daily operation of marketing campaigns and online sales funnels, 5-star quality customer service, and complex sales funnels and Facebook ad campaigns that get 4x ROI of ad spend 

● Meditation Teacher & Healer for clients to help them overcome professional, personal, financial, and emotional blocks

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, & UNIQUE LIVED EXPERIENCES

2013: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

New York, NY

M.A. in Strategic Communications

2013: WORLD COACH INSTITUTE

Coaching Certification

2006: SILENT MEDITATION FOR ONE YEAR IN MYANMAR

Theravada meditation at a monastery in Yangon, Myanmar

 

2001: ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

San Diego / Nairobi, Kenya / Mexico City 

B.A. in International Relations

1998: UNITED NATIONS INTERN

Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations Children's Programme