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Karen Ashton (formerly Kilminster) is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, and built the business from scratch based on observations of previous training attended by herself and what her students want from their learning experience.  Karen writes all the training material for Holistic Therapies Training which are all very comprehensive and written to comply with industry standards regardless of whether it is an online course, accredited course or a VTCT course. The content the student will learn is of the same quality and standard. The business originated from Swindon, Wiltshire, and has been featured in Swindon Advertiser and Karen has been interviewed on Swindon Radio. In 2011, Karen relocated with her two boys back to her hometown in Bideford, Devon to build a life there with her family, and hasn’t looked back. The business, now in North Devon, has grown from strength to strength and was originally devised from the ethics of a single mum of 2, wanting to build a better life for herself and her children and to be able to work around caring for her children and getting a good work / family life balance, often taking time off during school holidays to spend time with her boys. Now Karen’s boys have left school and starting to build their own lives, one of which is working part time within the business.  All those years ago, Karen strived to become financially independent and it was this drive that gave her the determination to succeed. Now today, Karen mentors others in starting their own businesses as therapists and enjoying their work / life balance.  For herself, Karen, as the business has gone from strength to strength, she is now back to working on her own work / life balance again.  

Karen is also an author,  Vlogger, podcaster and public speaker and she is currently working on her 2nd publication.

If you want to know more about Karen as an Author then please visit her website

Karen Ashton, Owner of Holistic Therapies Training Academy, Bideford, North Devon. She is also an Author, Podcaster, Vlogger, Blogger and public speaker. Offering advice and training on Massage, Aromatherapy, reflexology, Sports Massage, Personal Training, Nails, Beauty and complementary therapies
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