Welcome to Deaf Academy! 

I'm Karen Putz. I'm known as "The Passion Mentor" because I help people unwrap the gift of passion so they can have more JOY, FUN, and ADVENTURE in life! 

I was born hearing, grew up hard of hearing, and became deaf from a fall while barefoot water skiing as a teen. 

I learned American Sign Language shortly after becoming deaf. My hubby and I have three Deaf kids who are now young adults. 

I have a BS in Counseling and an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling.

I am a Certified Passion Test Facilitator and I've been helping people tap into their passion for ten years. 

I'm the author of multiple books, including Unwrapping Your Passion, Creating the Life You Truly Want. 

Karen shares her story on the TODAY Show. 

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The Daily Moth explains the TODAY Show. 

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Karen Putz's YouTube channel.

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