About Karen

When Karen R. Jenkins graduated from the University of South Carolina, she set out not only with a college degree, but also with a mountain of credit card debt. She had no choice but to empower herself to overcome this obstacle and not let it affect her career. Karen didn’t just succeed at this; she made it her profession. Now, with over 28 years of experience, Karen is a recognized expert in management and finance and leads a team of professionals at KRJ Consulting, LLC.

Karen is a certified professional coach, trainer, speaker, and author who educates people from all walks of life on how to find their path to empowerment and success. Her inspiring delivery keeps her clients captivated and she reaches hundreds of people with her down-to-earth, practical approach to sharing her wisdom and wealth of knowledge.

In addition, Karen serves as a financial media consultant for local television and radio stations. She appeared on the “Women, Wisdom & Wealth” segment on the WIS TV 10 News Live @ 5, an NBC affiliate. Karen is also the author of the book Nobody Told Me!: The Path to Financial Empowerment.

Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of South Carolina and completed SC Bankers School before obtaining her Masters in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina and Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.


President and CEO of KRJ Consulting, LLC

I cannot say enough good things about Karen Jenkins and KRJ Consulting.
As the Director of Training in the Division of Minority & Small Business Affairs at the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)….. She is professional, intelligent and a joy to work with.”
Colette Murray Swann, SC Department of Transportation

“Nobody Told Me”

“Nobody Told Me!” The Path to Financial Empowerment

Can a finance book be informative and yet reader-friendly? Of course it can. In Nobody Told Me!: The Path to Financial Empowerment, Karen R. Jenkins captivates you by sharing her experiences in personal finances while introducing you to a new world of financial empowerment. Nobody Told Me! was written to inspire you to change your thoughts about your personal finances. It presents a holistic approach to reaching financial goals by providing resources and a user-friendly plan to get you started on the path to financial wealth.

Nobody Told Me! will increase your knowledge and challenge you to take ownership for your financial well-being. You will benefit from this book regardless of where you are financially. It will transform your attitude and approach to managing money and guide you in building a solid financial foundation. Nobody Told Me!: The Path to Financial Empowerment is a must-read for everyone.

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In a word, Karen Jenkins keeps it REAL!
This book is a comprehensive financial guide, written in a way that’s easy to understand and clearly demonstrates to readers how to apply smart financial strategies in their own lives. Judi Gatson, WIS-TV News Anchor, Columbia, SC
WOW, is all I can say.
It was full of great information about taking charge of my financial future. I feel really empowered now that I know what I need to do to get my financial matters under control. Linda Walker, LCW Communications, Inc., Los Angeles