I'm Karen "NotSalmon" Salmansohn

I am a leading Behavioral Change Expert, Bestselling Author & Serial Entrepreneur

with 2 Million Books & Courses Sold,

1.5 Million Followers,
and Oprah & Psychology Today Columnist.

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Here’s why experts love my teachings on behavioral change...


Life is full of surprise challenges – and Karen Salmansohn offers some informative research from the world of resilience psychology to help ensure you bounce back from tough times stronger, better, happier!

Studies have shown that meditation helps to sharpen focus, release tension, and strengthen inner connection. With Instant Calm, Karen offers a range of simple, enriching two-minute meditations for each of your five senses – perfect daily practices for finding balance in the face of stress, locating energy in times of fatigue, and welcoming rest when it’s time to sleep. Grateful for this potent guidebook to Instant Calm.

Karen Salmansohn has the wit and sass of a stand up comic.

Jon Stewart - Comedian, Former Host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show

I have been in the publishing world for twenty years, and I have never come across anyone more brilliant in her creative expression than Karen! I chuckle out loud and marvel at the clarity and clever delivery of her messages.

Kristine Carlson - NYTimes Best Selling Author

Salmansohn's got sass and shine! Her work sparks people to wake up, and at the same time, gives the comfort of perennial wisdom – such a divine combo. Sass and shine, in the best package!

Danielle LaPorte - Creator of WhiteHotTruth.com

Just picking up this engaging book boosted my spirits. Not only does The Bounce Back Book pack a library's worth of proven insights into one slim volume, it presents that information in a hilarious way, with eye-catching graphics, to drive its wisdom home. For anyone mired in the dumps – or who just wants to live more joyfully! – this is essential reading.

Karen Salmansohn is the silver bullet, rosetta stone and answer from Karnak for recovering from life's rough spots.

If you feel as if you're trapped in career slavery – then chances are you could use a good laugh, along with some good helpful advice on how to master your career problems. Karen Salmansohn will supply both in hefty portions.

Mindy Schultheis - TV Producer

“Instant Calm” is a unique and pioneering book for meditation and mindfulness. Karen shares how to use our five senses as a method to be more fully present in the moment. She highlights cutting edge research to explain why her sensory meditations are effective at promoting relaxation and balance. I highly recommend this book!

Thank God for Karen Salmansohn & her Branding Program! To say she got me 'unstuck' is an understatement! I went to her with what I thought was my 'big idea' but after a 3 hour Brand Inventory and Upgrade Consultation, she uncovered my true passion, my true mission and steered me in a new and far more exciting direction. Without her, my message and expertise would still be stuck in my head all in a jumble. Instead I am now ready to change the world and empower a whole host of women to energize their wealth!

Barbara Turley - CEO, The Virtual Hub

Karen Salmansohn is the high priestess of great attitude!

I heard Karen Salmansohn’s seminar at Media Bistro – and she offers some very helpful and powerful business and life tools – which both men and women should pay attention to.

Arianna Huffington - Founder of Huffington Post

If you're not happy with what you're getting, maybe you need a whole new plan. Karen Salmansohn offers you one. Start now!

I give you an A++ on your work for me and my law firm!

Karen’s book “Instant Calm” can help anyone redefine and expand their meditation practices. She shares a range of unique sensory meditations – which tap into all 5 senses – and offer a quick, fun approach to reset your mind and refocus your energy. I personally have begun to use these mini meditations whenever I just want to feel a mental boost throughout my day. I love the illustrations and Karen’s fun and lighthearted writer’s voice. I highly recommend this book as a helpful guide to decompress from life‘s challenges.

Over the years I have spent a lot of money on hot shot marketing pros--or so they say! Karen Salmansohn is the first person I've ever worked with that actually improved my traffic and monetization on my website - as well as upgraded my branding. I tell people--you should invest in your website as if you want to be seen on Park Avenue in New York City. Karen can help you brand and market yourself and your business in the way you want to be seen--Park Avenue style.

Want to find your inner brand and monetize it – build your growing empire – or write that damn book? Karen Salmansohn will wow you with her creativity and business insights and help empower you to reach your goals!

Stella Grizont - Ladies Who Launch

This book is full of psychological research studies to help you not only recover from the tough times, but also bounce back to an even higher level than your previous bests.

Salmansohn's advice for regaining your footing after a life set back is smart, do-able and even fun. Chock-full of mood-lifting exercises designed to increase self-awareness and enhance resilience, this mini-guidebook makes clear that we all have inner strength, once we know how to access it.

Lucy S. Danziger - Former Editor-in-Chief, Self Magazine

This book is like Paxil without the side effects. If you've been sucker punched by life (in other words, if you are a human being), this book gives you empowering, user-friendly tips to deal with it. The very act of reading it makes you feel happier.

Salmansohn is a powerhouse of a business woman, succeeding in a competitive industry. Her insights are right on and universally valuable for people in all kinds of careers, and in all phases of their career.

Self-help needs help. It can be tedious. It can be preachy. It can be dull and holier than thou. Its an embarrassing part of the book store to be caught in. Unless you're with Karen Salmansohn. She is a former copywriter (in fact she named the Burger King Croissanwich®) and she has great knack for reducing wisdom to memorable words.

I have been an admirer of Karen’s work for many years, first as an author and then as a super positive and inspiring thought leader and coach. I decided to go all in and take Karen’s 3 Hour Brand Inventory and Upgrade Consultation. It was nothing short of BRILLIANT — all caps intentional! Honestly the entire process and Karen’s dedication to my success as well as her pure genius just blew me away. We took action steps right then and there to take my coaching and education business through the roof, and she gave me pages and pages of suggestions, tips, actionable advice, and valuable insights for me to absorb and implement. She also helped me write website copy that is passionate and full of life that speaks directly to my audience. I would recommend working with Karen to anyone who is truly serious about taking their business to the next level. She is absolutely amazing and a business and marketing guru! Just awesome!

Kitty Chambliss - Loving Without Boundaries

Karen Salmansohn offers an unusual hybrid of laugh-out-loud humor and instructive information to help people master a variety of career problems, no matter what career you're in, or what level you're at. Her book is jam-packed full of inspiring, quotable gems – the kind that get you elbowing whomever is within elbowing reach so you can read them out loud. I thoroughly recommend this book.

Geraldine Laybourne - Chairman and CEO of Oxygen Media

Karen Salmansohn offers street-smart life lessons usually learned the hard way.

Life is all about changes and transitions and how we deal with them makes all the difference. This book is a wonderful resource to get you back to feeling grounded and optimistic.

Ariane de Bonvoisin - Founder of first30days.com

Karen Salmansohn is wildly creative and highly innovative – a creative genius of sorts.

Tony Hsieh - Founder of Zappos

Karen Salmansohn is a big brain in high heels.

Karen Salmansohn merges psychology and cutting-edge research with her unique feisty humor to empower you to push through limiting beliefs and zoom towards your goals! She's a rockstar at igniting your sense of what's possible, then sharing the tools to get you there.

The Bounce Back Book is a delightful, innovative guide to transformation. It will lift your spirits at the same time it focuses your path in the truths, challenges and opportunities found in everyday life.

Karen Salmansohn's writing is bold, playful, insightful with powerful metaphors that provoke and inspire. In The Bounce Back Book, her kinetic images amplify her message and take the book to a new level of literary experience.

Deepak Chopra - Author

Salmansohn's book not only shows you how to bounce back from challenging times – but to do so to even higher levels than before. This book delivers with a unique combination of research, humor, empathy and wisdom.

Stephen M. R. Covey - Best Selling Author, The Speed of Trust

Salmansohn reminds us that in life, control is just an illusion and that we are in charge of our own destiny. This funny, profound and heartfelt collection demonstrates that when faced with adversity, we have the power to overcome through gratitude, humor and courage.

Karen Salmansohn is a delightful, innovative guide to transformation and meditation. She will lift your spirits at the same time she focuses your path in the truths, challenges and opportunities found in everyday life.

You can have the best content in the world, but without the right packaging it will go undiscovered. Bringing my book idea to Karen was a life changing experience that just continues to snowball in an amazing direction. She helped me get my message out there and as a result people all over the world are telling me that their lives are forever changed. I came to Karen with a book I was originally calling 10 Practices to a Happy Healthy Life. After hearing the premise of the book and reading part of my early introduction, she suggested I change my title to The Snowball Effect. Karen not only helped me with my title, she designed my logo, my book’s cover, and the banners for my website and Facebook page. She helped me narrow my focus into one singular prong and my brand, The Snowball Effect, was born.

It was absolutely fantastic to talk to you. We couldn't stop buzzing with ideas after we talked to you, so you definitely inspired us.

Kramer-Krasselt Agency - Advertising, Marketing, PR, & Creative

If you’re feeling stressed and looking for ways to relax and feel focused (and pretty much everybody in today’s world is!) well...then...this book is a game-changer for you. It makes doing meditation feel so easy and fun. It’s great for beginners to meditation – and also helpful for advanced meditators – because there’s something for everyone. What I especially love about this book is the wide range of sensory meditations Karen offers. Open up the book anywhere – and you will find a useful fun 2-minute tool you can use to relax and feel grounded again. Plus the illustrations are gorgeous.

Karen Salmansohn is a creative force of nature. I love her insights and relentless commitment to helping people live happy and successful lives. Her smart sense of humor and unusual metaphors make changing your life not only do-able but, totally fun. I simply adore her!

Marie Forleo - Best Selling Author

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Meet Karen Salmansohn, a leading expert on mindset mastery, behavioral change and personal development ... for over 2 decades! She has over 1.5 million online followers and celebrity fans including Jon Stewart, Marissa Tomei, Goldie Hawn, Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Madonna, Eminem & then some. 

She’s an award winning designer, multi bestselling author with 2 million books & courses sold globally, columnist for Oprah & Psychology Today - plus the founder of this NotSalmon site & NotSalmon Courses.

She uses playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas and describe simple tools - in a fun way - to help you to live a life you love.

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I found Karen’s courses when I was searching for help to recognize my own sabotaging patterns and to work through my anxiety around feeling deserving of healthy, loving relationships. She helped me get clearer on my limiting beliefs and gain clarity and peace around my relationships.

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Karen Salmansohn is just brilliant! She's helped me feel more confident and boosted my self worth! I love how her books and courses share practical tools presented in a fun, dynamic way. From scientific facts, all the way to meditations, mind hacks & mood boosters. 

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I have never been disappointed by any of the courses or books I've gotten from Karen Salmansohn. She's consistent in delivering high quality life improvement training - which is not only research based and totally helpful - but loads of fun and very effective!

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