RECALCUATING: The voice of Siri, Karen Jacobsen, presenting a workshop for the staff at Limestone Dental the day after singing at the State of Origin.
RECALCUATING: The voice of Siri, Karen Jacobsen, presenting a workshop for the staff at Limestone Dental the day after singing at the State of Origin. Inga Williams

This is what Siri looks like in real life

SHE'S the woman behind the voice every iPhone owner knows well.

No question is too silly to warrant an answer and you will never be lost while she's by your side.

But the 'GPS girl' and voice of Australian Siri, Karen Jacobsen, has talents other than explaining why you don't have a boyfriend - namely as a performer and motivational speaker.

The day after she sang the national anthem for millions of viewers across the globe at the State of Origin, Ms Jacobsen was in Ipswich presenting a seminar to the staff of Limestone Dental.

The surgery employs 46 people and when owner Dr Ian Lupton heard there was an opportunity for his staff to hear directly from the 'GPS girl', he jumped at the chance.

Ms Jacobsen travels the country spreading the philosophy; it's never too late to recalculate.

Her seminars are inspirational, designed to coach people and organisations to adopt a mindset that will help them achieve goals.

Dr Upton saw her in December last year and has been eager to give his staff the same experience ever since.

"I thought her message was timeless," Dr Lupton said.

"It appeals to young people. We have a large staff of young ladies who aspire to do great things.

"This was a great opportunity for them to meet a person of such character and experience."

Internal training and personal development are part and parcel of working at Limestone Dental.

Dr Lupton says staff are any business' "greatest asset" and ensuring their development as professionals was high on his agenda.

"We often host sessions to develop communication skills and we do a lot of team building," Dr Lupton said.

"This is a people orientated business and our staff need to be able to relate to people."

Ms Jacobsen, a Queenslander turned New Yorker, will be back in the South-East corner on July 12 for the launch of her new book.


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