Background -- Karl Loren
Speaker For Life,
Husband of Jean Ross
Karl Loren has led an adventurous
life -- he has lived
traveled in more than 35 countries -- spending time with witch
doctors in Africa and the Magic Men of Asia. On the "other side," he
also has an MBA degree from Harvard University and served in the
Kennedy White House. Read here about this remarkable man -- Karl
Karl was born in Cleveland,
Ohio, but raised in "Willobee, Ohio" (not to be confused with
"Willoughby") with the name
Loren Carl Troescher. (If you enter "Troescher" in a search engine,
you'll find several very interesting web sites.)
Many years later, as he was
moving into a career as a professional public speaker, he realized
that few people could pronounce, remember or spell his name. So,
with a bit of advice, he assumed the professional name of Karl
He grew up on Lake Erie, in Willobee, Ohio. He was the
only child of Milda and Wilbur Troescher. His father, Wilbur, also
had an adventurous life, including being a motorcycle policeman,
owning several of his own businesses and living to a healthy old
Loren moved to Hudson, Ohio
for his last two years of high school, attending Western Reserve
WRA was one of the oldest
boy's schools in America. Since Loren's day, of course, they
opened their doors to girls. Even then Loren was "into
publishing" and for a short while produced a "secret newspaper" that
would mysteriously appear some mornings, in the student mail boxes.
He wrote of the "terrible injustice" of the campus observatory being
"closed down" and not available to students!
From there he went to the
University of Rochester for a dilettante university year, and then to Ohio
University where he majored in Accounting and got his BS degree.
From Ohio University he went into the Army as a brand new Second
Lieutenant. At Ohio University he was on the Student Council and was
President of the Chess Club.
Karl was very
adventure-loving, and took Ranger training in the Army. He loved
that so much that he actually got assigned for his permanent post in
the Ranger Battalion, at Fort Benning, Georgia. From there he got a
promotion to become an Aide de Camp to one of the Generals at Fort
After two years in the Army,
Karl went to Harvard University, and got his MBA degree from the
Harvard Business School in 1959. He worked briefly for one of his
favorite Harvard professors before launching a career as an
"economist." As he has said, an "economist" is a guy fifty miles
away from home, with a briefcase.
Since 1959 Karl has done an
amazing number of things, including a stint in Puerto Rico, as an
economist, then to Philadelphia where he worked as an internal
auditor for the Sun Oil Company. Along this way his family grew,
until it eventually reached six children.
Loren left Sun Oil to work in
the US Government, initially in the US Department of Commerce, but
then when the chance came, he got a position in the Kennedy White
House. He was in charge of computer preparation for the negotiators
working on the Kennedy Round of Trade Negotiations. He got his
beginning in computers, on an IBM 1401, long before most of the
current crop of computer experts were even born. He even took a
sit-in course at MIT on the most advanced computer in the world, at
that time at MIT.
From the White House Karl
went to Ethiopia, working for several months as an Economist. Then,
he moved to Ghana, again as an economist, working for the National
Investment Bank of Ghana.
When Karl left Ghana, after
three fascinating years in Africa, he moved to the Philippines, and
became the Executive Vice President of Delgado Brothers Transportation
Company, in Manila. This was a company with about 5,000 employees,
and activities in trucking, warehousing, tanker operation and ship
From there he went to Trans
Asia Engineering Co, as Chief Financial Officer. He supervised
financial activities of the Company's far-flung operations in 12
countries. Trans Asia had about 9,000 employees and Karl was the guy
in charge of the money. He traveled quite a bit throughout Asia on
Karl was a philosopher at
heart, and hadn't found the type of personal satisfaction he was
looking for -- although the salaries and fun were fine!
As Karl left the world of
salaried employment, he realized that he would never be happy
working for a salary, and started into his own business, in the Los
He had no concerns for
starting at the bottom, and actually first got a "job" as a salesman
for a janitorial company so he could learn the janitorial business.
He was busy selling janitorial services during the day, and cleaning
toilets during the night. He became the top salesman, then the Sales
Manager for the janitorial company, and after a while of that left
to form his own janitorial service company.
He was probably the only
Harvard Business School graduate to earn a living cleaning toilets!
He has never worked for a
The janitor business was good
to him, and he eventually built it up to about 25 janitors, sold the
business, and took his money into a period of time when he had
decided that he wanted to become a professional public speaker.
Karl joined three different
Toastmaster's Clubs, and spoke at hundreds of small meetings for
local service clubs. He even got paid for a few of those speeches.
Eventually he turned this
skill and interest in public speaking into an opportunity to learn
about vitamins, and speak about heart disease, while selling an oral
chelation vitamin product produced by a company still in existence.
Soon he realized that he
could formulate a better vitamin formula than the one he was
selling, and he and his wife formed Vibrant Life, the mail order
vitamin company which now sells vitamins all over the world.
Karl and his wife are the
General Partners in their Vibrant Life business activities, and certainly still create a
loving family and support each other in all they do.
Karl started appearing as a
guest on radio and TV shows, and eventually was offered an amazing
opportunity with Station KIEV in Los Angeles. He took it! He took
over a live radio talk show that started at midnight, and went to 6
AM, five nights per week.
He actually had 30 hours of
live radio show, every week, and had hundreds of fascinating guests.
He may have had more live time on radio than any other host around.
One of his regular guests was
the man who operated the most successful cancer clinic in Mexico.
Karl learned a lot about health during that time, and also about how
the truth is suppressed so much in this area. The man who operated
this clinic will not be identified on these pages, although many who
visit here will know who he is. Karl visited this clinic when a
lady-friend of his went there for treatment of breast cancer. Karl
saw amazing success. Within a few more months he became very
friendly with the man who operated it; we'll call him "The Healer."
As this friendship grew Karl offered to help The Healer by providing
a contact point within the United States for people to get
information about the clinic. The Healer explained to Karl that
three previous persons who had attempted to do this for him had been
arrested on trivial charges and held in jail until they would sign a
statement saying that "The Healer is operating fraudulently in
Mexico. . . . etc." Each of the others caved in. One of them was
not only personally held in jail, but HER parents were then
threatened with jail for helping her if she did not sign the
government lies about The Healer. Karl Loren held that position for
more than one year, despite the danger of his being held in jail
until he would denounce his friend. Ultimately, US police kidnapped
The Healer out of his clinic in Mexico, two days after when Karl's
wife was on a visit there, and he was sent to Federal Prison for two
years. Karl visited him in prison and helped raise money for his
legal defense. Karl is a good friend to have!
Karl also produced and was
the featured speaker in several hundred TV shows sponsored by his
In the last several years
Karl has turned his talents to research and writing, and while he
still enjoys public speaking, he prefers writing, and finds the Web
an extremely interesting place to work. As he discovered, writing
for the Web is an experience of freedom. Karl is fully capable of
thinking in dozens of directions at once, focusing on any one of
those directions, and moving to the next. The wonder of hyperlink
writing, and cyber space frees an author to be extremely creative.
You have, here, a man of
driven eagerness, in love with his work, passionate about his ideas,
and ready to solve the health problems of the world. Read the
Philosophy page to get a much deeper
understanding about Karl Loren.
Karl has long had the policy
of responding personally to every personal message he receives. When
the number became too many, other trusted staff answer some and
forward others on to Karl.
Information in March 2004
My work continues. As of this
writing I am almost 73 years old and feel that I have a mission to
change the way society views heart disease, among other health
subjects. I now have 29 web sites, 105,000 pages and spend almost
full time doing research, writing and publishing material. I
publish a free monthly newsletter (The Wednesday Letter) that now
has more than 8,000 subscribers -- the subscription list grows at
about 100 new people per week.
I'm delighted, as a father and
businessman, to have my lovely daughter, Maia Mulvena, now running
Vibrant Life. In some mortal time I'll be gone, and she will
be carrying on. When you phone or write, it is often she who
responds, but I'm still working about 50 or 60 hours per week.
"Work" is the wrong word! I love what I do!
One of my newest ventures is a
complete "re-design" of electronic education. I have started
designing "electronic courses" and some of those are featured within
the pages of this web site -- that is, you may find, here and there,
an icon or description of an electronic training aide you can use to
better understand something in the text.
Wherever you see the image on the
left, you can place your mouse OVER that image to get an instant
description of an electronic teaching aide. If you click on
the image you will jump to the Learning Management System I've
developed to hold my electronic courses and aides. Some cost a
bit of money, but many are at no cost.
In addition to doing the research
and writing that I enjoy, I have an amazing exchange of
correspondence with hundreds of people. My pledge to answer
personally every personal eMail I receive astounds people, all the
more when I typically respond within a few hours. Test that out!
Send a letter. If it is rude, I won't answer.
I do expect people to read my
stuff on my web sites before I spend much time responding -- so your
message should be an "informed" one!
This web site is a breath of fresh air in a world of pollution.