Since we meet so many cool people at Green Drinks, we decided to start interviewing some of them. For this edition, we talked to Kara Deringer, who we met at Green Drinks: Good Business. Originally from Camrose, she’s a coach and bestselling author with a new book coming out in just a few months.
Our next event is Green Drinks: Farm to Fork on April 5. Hope to see you there!
Hi Kara! How long have you lived in Edmonton?
I grew up in Camrose, Alberta, and moved to Edmonton to attend the UofA in 1999.
Was this your first Green Drinks? If so, why did you decide to come? If not, how many have you been to?
I’ve been to a few Green Drinks events. I love how friendly the people are, and how the information is always refreshing and interesting.
What were you at Green Drinks to talk to people about? (i.e. what’s your big idea / project / company / interest?)
I’m a coach. I teach people how to create and live an extraordinary life – with an extraordinary career, extraordinary relationships, extraordinary fun, and extraordinary health.
Who’s the most interesting person you met at Green Drinks? (i.e. who should we interview next?)
Enid Dufresne-Dario of Juniper Cafe & Bistro
She is sharp, authentic, and her positive energy is contagious!!
What do you do for work right now?
On top of my coaching work, I’m the author of International #1 Bestseller Chill: Creating Happiness in Life and Love. My second book, Chica, will be released in the next few months! One of the interviews featured in Chica is with tireless leader and change maker Sarah Chan. It was an inspiring conversation, to say the least.
Can you tell us one nerdy, quirky or interesting fact about yourself?
I’m missing 13 teeth…a number of my adult teeth didn’t come in, and I’ve retained a number of my baby teeth.
If you could instantly change one thing about Edmonton, or add something we don’t have, what would it be?
I would add more playgrounds and community gardens. Now, I don’t necessarily mean the playgrounds that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even just simple playgrounds. Community spaces bring people together – adults and children – to relax, connect, and play.