Time for True Change?

Mindset Coaching for Leaders

Stop running like crazy and
start living with intention.

You’re going through the motions, but deep down you know there is more.

You put a ton of energy into everything you do, but you’re not
making traction on what really matters.

No one would know it, but the inner turmoil is robbing your peace.

You deeply want to maximize this experience of life and you feel time slipping away.

I get it. I’ve walked in your shoes.

Rest assured, you are closer than you realize to what you deeply want.

Take the next step


2-Hour Coaching Intensive

Short-term focused support to move you through a current challenge, change or opportunity.


Signature 2-Month Experience

Break free of your past to make sustainable change
in your everyday life.


A Monthly Partnership

Create mindsets & habits to live free of your past, grounded in today and at the helm of your future.

Pre-req: Elevate

Our Commitment: We live it. | We teach it. | We love it. | We stand by it.

Words from My Clients

Will Baumgardner

Will Baumgardner

“Carla and I had an instant connection. On the surface, I had everything going for me. I was doing well in my career, I had recently come out to my family and was welcomed with open arms, I was in a healthy relationship, and I had just finished an Ironman triathlon. But internally, I was in a constant state of angst. Was I in the right career? Was this one the right one? Carla helped equip me with the tools I needed to understand not only why I felt a certain way but also why I act the way I do. We then created a better version of myself to navigate life and its stressful situations.

– Will B.

Cara Leis

Cara Leis

“From professional discussions to personal development, the tools I learned throughout my work with Carla has helped me deepen relationships, plus given me an opportunity to let go of stress and find presence and energy. Coaching from Carla has allowed me to see situations in a clear light due to the thought process I’m practicing regularly. To see the most growth, it was important for me to be open to coaching, vulnerable, and embrace a new way of thinking. I would suggest Carla and her coaching to anyone that is looking to stretch his or her mindset, abilities and wants to better him or herself.”

– Cara L.

Frances Koepenick

Before coaching with Carla, I was stuck in a rut- telling myself old stories that were holding me back- spiraling in negative self-talk. I believed that my worth was tied to my vocation.

Over the course of 3 months, I gained a renewed confidence in myself, my work, and my relationships. I learned how to change my steps, unravel old stories and be honest about what I want to shift and now I’m experiencing a wave of growth like never before. I’m sticking up for myself and showing others how I’d like to be treated. I’m genuinely able to help friends and family again-not because I want something in return, but because I truly want them to succeed. I’m showing up for myself and others and it feels good. That’s probably the biggest take-away. I feel good.

– Frances K.

Lyndsay Clements

This work is like having a constant hand on your back supporting you. Carla is nurturing, kind and caring. More importantly she has a way of simplifying things that feel big and heavy and helping you see them in a way that is light and empowering. She has so many tools in her arsenal and really caters her guidance based on your needs.

Prior to working with Carla I felt like my life was slipping away and I was on the sidelines watching it. After re-framing old thinking and creating my commitments, I feel connected to others and have deeper relationships with husband, kids and friends. I am experiencing my life and living intentionally. It’s something that I have to work on daily, but it’s getting easier and more natural.

– Lyndsay C.

Karen Cummings

Karen Cummings

“I have had my eyes opened to an entirely new way of thinking. Carla helped me uncover what was causing many of the challenges in my professional and personal life. With Carla’s insight, coaching framework and ongoing guidance we worked toward a new solution that helped me overcome these challenges and let go of the guilt, frustration and disappointment I was constantly feeling. We got to the root of these deeper feelings and I took actionable steps to take back control. As a result, I was able to nearly immediately increase two client retainers, strengthen my relationships with clients and most importantly be happier in my daily routines.”

– Karen C.

Teddy Jones

Carla has been a tremendous blessing in my life. She provides the words of wisdom that I know I need but sometimes have trouble finding within myself. Our multi-year journey has brought me order, direction, vision, and happiness. From running a company to improving important relationships, Carla has been a steadfast sage and source of comfort. I recommend her to anyone I can.

– Teddy Jones

Heather L.

“Working with Carla is like going on vacation. I can see things more clearly and think outside myself. She brings out these good thoughts in me and helps me move my life forward.”

– Heather L.

William Crouse

“Even after working w/ Carla for 2 years, I still feel like each session I have with her results in a positive shift in my perspective. The tools she has taught me have become indispensable in my efforts to build a truly unique life.”

William Crouse, Producer

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Stacy Mirkay

“My life before coaching was unbalanced, out of control and I felt overwhelmed. I have always been positive and focused and in control so these feelings were very challenging. I went through some life changing events and was struggling to move forward. I worked through old pain, to think differently, and relieve myself of unnecessary pressures that were weighing me down and holding me back. My relationships grew stronger. I became happier and more focused, balanced and content. I feel like a better version of myself.”

– Stacy M.

Judith M.

“Carla’s coaching increased my professional productivity and enhanced my personal awareness enormously. Our sessions provide me with clarity about the most important things in my life and how to achieve them. Carla is a phenomenal and passionate coach who brings a unique perspective to every eye-opening encounter — the way you think about your life, changes your life!”

Judith M., Sculptor

Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson

“Before coaching, I paid little attention to how much my thinking can change my reactions, emotions, and ultimately my decisions. Working with Carla has given me a whole new perspective on how powerful my own thinking and actions can be towards my happiness and success in all aspects of my life.”

– Christine Johnson

Heather Willems

Heather Willems

“Carla is helping me to quiet the internal dialogue that has been holding me back in my career and relationships. Working with her has helped me to embrace my strengths which, in 10 weeks dramatically shifted my role as a leader, my relationship with my business partner, husband, and clients. I know that this is JUST the beginning!”

– Heather Willems

Terrie P.

“I had been at the company for thirteen years, and despite my lengthy to-do list, I felt stagnant. I received great feedback at work, but nothing was moving for me. I had reached a dead-end and was miserable because of it. Carla’s coaching helped me see that what wasn’t moving was me! With her guidance, I started changing my thinking. The second I did so, my entire life changed too.”

– Terrie P.

Espie E.

“This was the best thing that I could have ever done. Carla was just amazing, she made me feel comfortable, and she is so passionate about what she does. The tools that she taught me worked. Because of her encouragement, I now feel like I am truly living, I feel free. I will forever be grateful for Carla, this has changed my life, forever.”

– Espie E.

Trish Papadakos

“One of the greatest investments I’ve made in myself. I wish I had done it sooner and would recommend it to anyone who wants to live life with greater self-awareness, clarity and fulfillment.”

– Trish Papadakos

Robin Boyko

“It’s unbelievable! I would have been very surprised if you had told me 3 months ago that I would quit my job to start my own business. So that is a huge, monumental step for me. I feel like a giant weight has been lifted and I see endless possibilities in my future. My relationship with my husband is so much better and fulfilling. It’s all about our own behavior and how we choose to perceive the world.”

– Robin B.

Carrie Seah

Carrie Seay

“Coaching helped me to get out of my head and remove what was blocking me from moving forward successfully in many areas of my life.”

– Carrie S.

Kim Pratt

“Meeting Carla was like divine serendipity – she and I met just prior to one of the most challenging and life-changing years of my life. Carla assisted me with tools and meaningful conversations that helped me make my chaotic life manageable. She provided tools to allow me to keep the truth of situations center and my feelings in check. Carla helped me get out of my own way to see the bigger vision for my life. Her tools and techniques are always with me.”

– Kim P.

Anonymous Client

“Before coaching, I didn’t have a good sense of myself and had a lot of negative self-talk. Now I feel more confident, centered and marching towards my true purpose in life. Carla doesn’t try to make you a better ‘worker’ or more ‘productive’ – although that may be one result – she guides you to your fullest, best self you can be.”

– Anonymous Client

Jenny Treadway

“It is life changing. Carla was able to get to the root of my old thoughts and beliefs and work with me to change these stories. She asked the right questions and made me think about the stories I was telling myself. Once I was aware of these stories, I was able to make more aligned choices. This experience changed my life.”

– Jenny Treadway

Carolyn Crouse

“The one thing I need to make sure I feel aligned and connected to myself.”

– Carolyn Crouse

Elizabeth Trummel

“Getting this information is like getting the “bonus weapon” or “extra life” in a video game. You have to work for it, go to levels that are hidden, and diverge from the main path. But what you get in return is a heightened awareness of who you are and why you do what you do. It allows you a very powerful choice, the choice to consciously choose who you want to be and what you want to do with your life. I thought time management was all about how to be more efficient, so I could stuff more into my life. I was wrong! Time management and achieving goals is about getting clear about YOU.”

– Elizabeth T.

Nancy Knauf

“I was taking care of my mother, but I felt that I was suffering. Through coaching, I was able to work through my feelings about it and to make some big requests from my family. It was a total game-changer for me to be able to define and voice what help I needed from them. I was also able to see that my mother didn’t want me to suffer. It was huge for me to finally feel like I had a very powerful place to stand, to be able to take care of her, to take responsibility, and to make some requests so that I, as a caregiver, was also nurtured.”

– Nancy K.

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