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Our Founder:

Karen (KC) Christensen, the owner of Happiness Is...is an energetic professional known for her blunt honesty, intuitive observations, innovation, enthusiasm, humor and think-out-of-the-box creativity. Her top priority is your success. As an Executive Success Coach, PR Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Author and Business trainer, with 30 years+ years of CEO, management, PR, marketing, development, customer service, sales and business experience, she will support you with powerful positive action and taking your company to a whole new level.

She is co-author of the book, “Speaking Of Success" with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager) and Stephen Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People.)

A charter Multiple Streams Licensee, she also teaches PR and "Promoting with Pizzazz" teleseminars worldwide and coaches the multiple streams/making money while you sleep concept.

Always involved in community service, Karen is on the national Board of HeyUgly, which builds self-esteem in teens, belongs to several business and charitable organizations and has raised millions for nonprofit agencies around the country.

"KC is a "go-for-the gusto type of individual with a talent to motivate people that is like an electrical current. Her overwhelming enthusiasm is contagious and people of all ages get involved. She is a wealth of ideas, creativity and optimism. "

Gwen Anderson, Former Mayor, City of Sebastopol, California.


KC is one of the most innovative, energetic, committed and competent professionals that I have ever worked with. She has been able to effect high caliber changes in every capacity in which she has served. KC is truly is one of those rare individuals who possess a combination of personal character, intelligence and charisma that allows her to be a leader among leaders."
-Bob Flores, Administrator, Santa Rosa Junior College , CA


"I was impressed with her competency, innovation and sense of humor. She has a positive attitude and high energy and her enthusiasm and winning personality encouraged us. I was honored to present her with the "Outstanding Community Service award."
-Stan Holley, Vice President West America Bank, CA

Business Partner:

Darbie Bufford, Certified Online Business Manager, is the owner/President of her own company, Virtual Solutions by Darbie. Talented and energetic, she is known for her exceptional service and prompt follow-up. For 15+ years, Darbie has earned a reputation as the dedicated pro behind the success of countless experts, coaches, consultants and authors around the world.

"Darbie is a Godsend. She understands technology and responds quickly. I have the confidence that the work will be done right. I no longer have to tolerate delays from my webmaster. Darbie makes my updates, knows how to manage my shopping cart, and helped me get my audio course up and running. This saves me time, frustration, and allows my business to move forward. It’s easy to communicate with Darbie. Her professional and positive attitude lets me know I’m in good hands."
Diane DiResta, President, DiResta Communications, Inc., NY



“Darbie is the consummate professional! All of my exchanges with Darbie have been of the highest quality. She’s a great communicator, a team player and has numerous skills that put her miles ahead of other VA's. I can’t think of a better person to work with!”
Toni Schutta, President and Parent Coach, Families First Coaching, Minnesota


“Darbie Bufford is the most experienced Online Business Manager I've had the pleasure to work with. She is a great team leader, and she has the unique ability to allow team members to succeed without over managing them. She's available when you need her, and her clear communication style keeps everyone focused on the goal. If you need an experienced Online Business Manager, Darbie belongs on your short list of candidates.”
Michael Stetina, Technology Manager, OBM Squared


Depending on the needs of your company, we have a stable of highly qualified coaches, consultants and experts that we partner with. All of these top-notch professionals bring talent, experience and skills to the table and can be brought in to assist us with achieving your goals in a timely fashion. Let us know what we can do for you!


Our clients have included:

  • Regal Limousine Service

  • Daisy Trading Company

  • Toms of Maine

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

  • U.S. Ecological Services

  • University of New Hampshire

  • Hannaford Supermarkets Corporate Headquarters

  • York Hospital

  • Gap Promotions, LLC

  •  Mark Reed Project Management, Inc & ProSess International

  • The Coach Connection

  • Avis Goodwin Community Health Center

  • Founder Joanie Winberg, National Association of Divorce for Women and Children

  • Lunar Radiance

  • White Space

  • A Life Of Possibility

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Jolie Newman & Associates

  • Atria Assisted Living Facility

  • Goodall Hospital

  • Town of York

  • Town of South Berwick

  • Cole Harrison Insurance

  • Re/Max Realty One

  • Bergin & Parkinson Law Offices

  • Thee Privileged Pet Boarding & Grooming

  • Coffee News USA

  • Sign-A-Rama/Atlantic Signs

  • MetLife Insurance

  • Sea-Vu Campgrounds & Resorts

  • Sheraton Hotel

  • Warranty Title Company

  • York Lions Club

  • Altrusa District Conference

  • Seacoast Women's Group

  • Portsmouth Little Harbour School

  • York Hannaford Supermarket

  • Moms of Multiples District Conference

  • Wells Rotary Club

  • Adworks

  • Kennebunk Senior Center

  • York County School District

  • International Coach Federation Conference

  • Jaffe Life Design

  • Century 21 Adams

  • Multiple Streams of Coaching Income Company

  • Seacoast Massage and Healing Center

  • Sweetser Institute

  • Seacoast Board of Realtors Annual Meeting

  • BrightPoint Institute

  • National Cancer Institute

  • Feinstein Kean Healthcare

  • Liberty Mutual

  • GAT Airline Ground Support

  • Lang Construction and Renovation

  • State of New Hampshire Liquor Commission

  • Eisenberg, Vital & Ryze Advertising

  • And countless other small businesses, companies, authors, experts, speakers, groups and individuals worldwide!