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Freedom Academy is a 3-day immersive training to help unlock your God-given purpose and help you walk in freedom through story work and biblical truth.


Does this sound like you?

Are you stuck in survival mode relationally and emotionally? Do you want to feel fully alive but find yourself surviving, not thriving?

  • Are you caught in a cycle of behavior modification and feeling like you’re missing out on God’s abundant promises? 

  • Are you tired of a negative internal dialogue that feels harsh and condemning?

  • Do you minimize your story and think it’s irrelevant to your purpose?

  • Do you feel distant from God and feel that you have to change your behavior to be loved by God?

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To walk in freedom you have to understand the healing power of your story, but there’s a problem…

  • You’re constantly chasing external fulfillment but not being fulfilled internally. 

  • You’re tired of the negative self talk in your mind.

  • You minimize your story and think it’s irrelevant to your purpose.

  • You’re surviving not thriving, but you want to feel fully alive. 

  • You feel distant from God and believe you have to change your behaviors to be loved by Him.


Do you want to:

Learn how to use story work to find true heart transformation and finally feel emotional and spiritual freedom?

Learn how to silence the inner critic and find the voice of truth through the word of God?



Own your story to turn your pain into purpose?



Learn to create space and develop tools to help others discover their unique purpose?



Masterfully tell your story in a way that moves and impacts people to step into theirs?

If you answered YES to any of these, Freedom Academy is for YOU.

Freedom Academy is a 3-day immersive training to help unlock your God-given purpose and help you walk in freedom through story work and biblical truth.


March 14 – 16, 2023

Bentonville, AR

April 21 – 23, 2023


September 21 – 23, 2023

Lake Zurich, IL


Freedom Academy helped me realize that everyone has a story that desperately needs to be heard and tended to.


Freedom Academy gave me tools to sit with people having a heart of compassion and curiosity. I will be tender with their heart knowing God has given them a unique story. They deserve to be seen and heard. Their voice matters!

—Courtney H.

Now when I sit with people, I will be able to help them in the way they need with the tools I have learned at Freedom Academy. It feels freeing and now I want others to feel free too.

—Gagetta R.



Day 1:

with Self


Learn how to identify your story through our Story Work Framework so you can unlock and start embracing your unique purpose.


Discuss topics such as denial and shame in your story so that you’re no longer stuck in the continuous cycle of self-sabotage. 



Learn how to listen and invite God into these places though honesty and transparency so you can begin walking in the abundant life God has for you.



Break down misconceptions about God, self and others so you can begin to develop relationships that bring immense trust. 


Day 2:

with God

Learn how to ask powerful questions that will help you and those around you step into their unique callings.



Gain an emotional language that allows for deeper connection with others and God. 



Hands-on coaching and training in a personal and intimate setting that will help you gain confidence to work through your story and move forward. 



Learn how to identify relational needs in yourself and others so that you can begin to know EXACTLY what you want in life.



Learn how to listen and trust the Holy Spirit to do the healing so you can begin to release the burden that we're not meant to carry. 


Day 3:
with Others

Learn how to restore and repair relationships so that you can build a trusting and safe community and kingdom. 


Experience a profound mind shift as you learn to see God’s goodness in your story so you can begin to completely heal and experience TRUE freedom. 



Learn the how-to’s and why’s to setting healthy boundaries so you can thrive in your time, talents and relationships.



Leave with all the tools needed so you can lead with love and confidence and make a MASSIVE impact on the world.


Three days of teaching, training and one-on-one coaching


Training materials and workbooks with customized Freedom Academy + Story work exercises


The Exchange 8-Week Course (Book & Teaching Videos) with Karrie Garcia


  • Continental breakfast, lunch all three days

  • One dinner with Karrie Garcia and the Freedom Movement team

This is for you if you value relationships and want to use your gifts to help others flourish.

  • This is for you if you love people and want to lead them well.

  • This is for you if you know you’re made for more and need the tools for what’s next.

  • This is for you if you want a safe space that will tend to your heart and bring you closer to the Father's love.

  • This is for you if you are a changemaker and know the power of storytelling to have a greater reach and impact. 

  • This is for you if you value personal and professional growth and the development of stronger communication skills.

Meet Karrie Garcia


As a speaker, life coach, author, and CEO, Karrie Garcia inspires change in others by boldly sharing her journey to freedom. She is not afraid to wade through deep waters and wants to bring those who are hurting along, so they too can experience the freedom that leads to flourishing.

Karrie has been speaking formally since the age of 19 to audiences ranging from church small groups to crowds of thousands. People are drawn to Karrie by her charisma, humor, and ability to share God’s word in ways that reach everyone from the non-believer to the Bible scholar. However, it’s Karrie’s authentic, raw, and fearless approach to addressing challenging, and sometimes uncomfortable, topics that truly makes those who hear from her feel known, loved, and accepted. 

Karrie will be the first to tell you she’s not perfect. As a pastor’s daughter from a family living in fear of sharing their struggles with the world, Karrie turned to unhealthy, and often damaging, methods of coping in her adolescent and young adult years. Karrie has navigated dark places—including drug addiction, the suicide of her mother, and the breakdown of her first marriage—and emerged victorious through the freedom she found in the grace, mercy, and healing that can only come from Jesus Christ. This is the truth that continues to transform her life, and now Karrie is on a mission to redefine freedom for others through Freedom Movement.

A licensed life coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), Karrie is a natural at creating space for others and has been been involved in coaching and counseling, whether professionally or informally, for nearly 25 years. She also authored The Exchange, a nine-week journey through which she guides individuals and groups from hurting to hope with readings, videos and reflections in an interactive workbook format. Karrie is currently working toward her Training Certificate Level I at The Allender Center, a program that addresses trauma-focused narrative therapy taught by leading Christian psychologist, Dr. Dan Allender. Karrie has been a certified health and wellness coach for more than a decade, using her training in the area of psychology to help others connect their minds with their bodies for a holistic approach to overall wellness.

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