Not only did Timothy transform my relationship with my co-founders over years of working with him, but his role as our executive coach was pivotal in our company securing our Series A investment. He made us 10x more valuable by teaching us how to communicate through adversity and become better self-leaders.

Erik Kjell

Seattle, WA


Timothy David Karsten has worked at the forefront of business, finance, philanthropy and leadership development. He has advised mission-driven leaders, innovative tech companies, international funds and family owned ventures for over 20 years.

Timothy applies his multi-disciplinary knowledge to his work with his clients. He generates highly effective leadership practices for individuals, teams, and families that result in transformation, healing, and extraordinary success. Timothy is devoted to pursuing balance and health in all aspects of life. He integrates spiritual philosophies and emotional intelligence with practical skills, drawing from multiple disciplines and business sectors.

He works with exemplary clients whose lives and pursuits push the outer limits and pressures of leadership. He guides them in managing the complexities of their own lives and the financial and emotional demands of business, philanthropy, and family responsibilities. Timothy works at the intersection of leadership development, personal inquiry, and collaborative transparency. He guides his clients to move past old patterns, achieve their highest state of well-being, and cultivate healthier relationships in all aspects of their personal and professional lives.

Timothy is a lifelong adventurer and traveler. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and USC Law School. He is married to a serial entrepreneur and lifestyle expert Karinna Karsten, founder of Relationship AI and Love TV.

Trusted By

Timothy helped me understand myself more deeply, both personally and professionally.  He is more than a coach or advisor, he is a true life mentor who genuinely cares about his clients and their success by every measure.  I am simply a better person for having worked with Timothy.

Jacki Cooper Melmed

Chief Legal Office UC Health

Timothy has been a trusted advisor, and sometime mentor, over many years. I have learned to appreciate his thoughtful and caring approach, his sensitivity to the challenges implicit in the difficult art of balancing professionalism with our inner needs and, finally, his insightful pragmatism. I highly recommend him as an advisor or professional coach.

Brando Crespi

Co-Founder and President, Pro Natura

Timothy was able to handle all complexities in my life effortlessly, connecting unthinkable dots and holding me accountable for acting on them. In addition, he made it FUN! Working with Timothy was a life changing and enhancing experience for me and will certainly be the same for any person lucky enough to work with him.

Patricia Nogueira

First VP Perfurmery Latin America at Firmenich

Our firm is better because Timothy coached our leadership team. He frequently served as a compass for conscious behavior, and he challenged us to better live our values so we could fulfill our mission.

John Grafer

Managing Director, Satori Capital

Timothy is a motivating force, with invaluable insight into the dynamics of business and family. Working with Timothy has been fantastic, and has had a positive impact on the growth of our business, and pursuit of our firm’s vision and values.

Jess Field

Owner, Field Architecture