I coach and mentor women to focus on mindset shifts together with mind-body movement and connections to awaken their inner power.
People ask me to help them to get their lives back on track, to get them back in shape, help them lose weight. To get them disciplined so they can stick to their decisions. So that is basically what I do,
hold you accountable to YOU.
Consistency, discipline, balance and self respect is what my clients tell me they most struggle with. You see, we must first respect our decisions and commitments and all else falls in place. The problem is though, while so many women beat up on themselves for not being enough at the same time, they think they are invincible and everyone must come first and maybe they will fit themselves in after, somewhere, someday...
when is that someday I ask?
Why I am so passionate about supporting you?
As a Pilates & Personal Trainer, Life Coach, Artist, and Entrepreneur, what Marie Forleo refers to as a 'multi-passionate woman', I can offer a unique blend of training, skills and decades of experience to support you with a patient ear, open mind, bespoke coaching tools, compassion, respect and accountability.
I believe that no matter what we face, we can achieve whatever we truly desire and work for. I have had my share of horrors, personal traumas, business, property and financial devastation, relationship breakdowns, betrayals, and many more but I have come through it all and know what I rely on and know that it works for those I have worked with too. Don't get me wrong, I have my days but I have gone through it too so that's why I am confident that I can support and coach you to being your best YOU.
My work is grounded in my Living at Your CORE framework; the CORE activators being;
Centred & Congruent Open & Optimized Released & Resourceful deeply Engaged.
When these CORE activators are consistently integrated we fine-tune our inner voice with intention and congruence in all we do. So whether you are seeking a life of optimum health & flexibility, confidence & adaptability, stamina, conviction and commitment; at home, at work and at play, you have a system to activate re-centre you.
I believe in laughter (lots of it), being well informed, honest communication, focus,
good solid honest hard work and total dedication, I also know that anything worth having or getting requires all of these in addition to, a good dose of self-belief, self-compassion, and titanium-plated self-integrity.
14 weeks to the strongest, fittest and most courageous YOU!
Join my mind-shifting, body shaping, habit-forming Quest
This is your time to get strong, stand your ground
and be rooted in your authenticity.
Nobody does you better
To have your back, as you develop holistic self-care practices, strength and success habits, to become resilient so you can be fully engaged with your whole-life-vision to face any situation, courageously. Living life on your terms.
During uncertain times, we can feel even more vulnerable, alone, and out of control.
It takes a real leap of faith to make a change, and it is always most scary to take that first step on the journey from where you are now to where you want to be, embracing your unique and divine potential.
Trust me on this, you are not alone. I know because not only have I been there myself but it is also what my clients tell me. As high-achieving, over-giving, passionate, talented, and smart women, looking from the outside in, it is difficult to think that the kind of things they have told me can be true.
I need to find balance, time for my emotional & physical wellbeing is non-existent.
My issue is I often feel so vulnerable. I tell myself, who am I fooling to think I can hold down this position.
I have been feeling tired and in pain for some time and I haven't made time to address it. Why Can't I make time for me?
I am an emotional wreck, struggling with emotional scars that have now become chronic pain, and yest at the same time,... I can feel numb.
I just cannot be disciplined, I keep sabotaging my sleep, weight, fitness, health, even my relationships need work.
At times, I really feel there's more to life. I question what direction to take with my business.
I need to clarify my next move when I retire, there's more I want to do.
I am SO overwhelmed, help, I need to stop procrastinating and second-guessing myself so I can be more efficient.
So let me ask, are you:
The ultimate self-critic, can't kick the procrastination cycle... stuck in paralyzing perfectionism?
Have too many distractions stealing your sleep, your focus, flow, and purpose?
Need to get in shape, eat healthy, feel calm and more spiritual?
For too many years struggling with regret, betrayal and disappointment?
Feel your self-worth and self-trust eluding you?
Then you are in the right place. I am here to support you. To coach you through a personalized transformational journey to you, your authentic space where you arrive with compassion, genuine love and reliable accountability.
Let me be your coach through your sacred time of reflection, realization, release, resolve and renewal.
Join my exclusive Mindset & Movement Quest,
This is YOUR opportunity to CHOOSE...
to take a breath... and start living your full Divine Potential
So close your eyes and just take a long slow deep breath,
and set an intention to be a Fit Strong, Creative & Courageous you.
"Vulnerability is the truest measure of courage."
Maybe by now anxiety and uncertainty have all sent your stress hormones through the roof, and it is a vicious cycle. These hormones have you exhausted, depleted even in chronic pains with serious tension. Feeling emotionally drained and mentally & physically paralyzed. There is a scientific reason you are feeling this way, and you are not alone. In fact, this is totally normal.
All the best intentions are there. Scheduled? Posted? Alarmed? Affirmed? But still, you just can't progress, am I right?
Trust me, many many women are struggling with these same issues.
To make the shift, you will need to resolve these and do things that release the happy hormones and neurotransmitters instead. It all comes down to being inspired, fit, and healthy and feeling calm and courageous. This is why my approach is Body Mind connection coupled with 'Heart & Soul Soothing' (coherence). It's about releasing the dis-ease and finding ease. about learning to find body & soul pleasure so your body sends the message of please to your mind and you can dissolve and dismantle the pain and anxiety to process ease, metabolize and regulate your state. This is not a process you just get up and do on your own, it is learned. Imagine being lost in the wilderness and no map or even a torch to see the map. Then tie your feet to a fallen rotting tree... it's a nightmare! Trust me, I know that. So let me coach you,let me help you nurture all aspects of you. Then you can confidently commit, stay consistent and keep connected to all aspects of your family, social, and professional life with total ease and pleasure.
"The relationship we have with ourselves is the relationship we have with others."
Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
Accept my invitation and within our 14 weeks together, you will;
Get Fit & Resilient. Re-energize every cell in your body through deep Pilates body mind work and empowering emotional regulation. Learning to love and trust your strong, flexible beautiful body, having the stamina and ability to do whatever YOU choose.
Get Centred & Creative. Learning complete self-awareness and nurture your self-compassion to regain your sense of self-worth to ignite your inner power, acting with clarity and certainty all while normalizing living with ease, practicing real self-love and self-respect.
Integrate Mindset rituals and Movement practices to get in and learn to stay in the best Spiritual, Physical and Emotional shape of your life so you can move forward into your next legacy-defining actions and simply rock your life, your work and your world.
Yes my dear, all of this while developing unwavering self-integrity, unshakeable confidence,
What is a ‘Quest’?
def (noun): a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something:
So, what is that ‘something’ for you?
I propose the SOMETHING that we all have to choose is ourselves.
To make the commitment to go within, heal ourselves and celebrate our talents,skills and latent power.
No more victim-mode ladies, no more self-criticism, no more regrets and should-haves, no more excuses.
From this very moment I want you to proclaim this... say it out loud!!!
I promise to: Get to know myself, to care for myself, to love, honour and respect myself!
What should you expect when I commit to work with you as one of my Questers?
We will work 1-to-1 and once a month, within a small group of other committed action-oriented, high-achieving women like you.
You will experience an up-close and personal and in-depth journey with my full support.
Please, I am not going to lead you down the empty-promise paths of overnight success and trends....
lasting real change is a journey that you must take ownership of, not a prescription, but a process.
“Intention is not an event or something you can check off, intention is a process.”
So, don't listen to voices whispering at you from the past, please...
don’t allow destructive sabotaging mindsets and fears to take up space in your beautiful brain…
If you are ready to take this journey with me...
ease, pleasure and total sense of wellbeing, calm and courage are all within your reach!
"When Carla announced her quest I was immediately intrigued. I had hired coaches before but Carla far exceeded my expectations. The first trait which struck me besides her obvious glowing smile and positive energy was how attentively she listened to responses to her carefully selected questions, formulating ideas for areas of concerns while seamlessly reframing self-defeating thoughts. I left that first call energized but somewhat naive about how much she would push me to be my best self. She is supportive, encouraging but tough. If you set a goal with her you better be serious because she will follow up and hold your feet to the fire. So come prepared to work. So many areas of my life that have improved, not only did my diet and overall health improve but even my marriage, and finances improved."
T. Astaphan, Psy.D. Clinical psychologist / Mom-In-Chief
During your 14 week Quest there will be creative mind-shifting tasks, Pilates Breath & embodiment practices as well as your personal Me Book and worksheets from my Treat-kit, all aimed at integrating the 'CORE Activators'.
My signature system designed to keep you on track for years to come.
Becoming 'CORE Centric' means being Centered, Optimized, Resourceful, and Engaged, living fully energized, focused, and intentioned.
In control, in your rhythm in a state of full flow! Sweet!
"The Quest with Carla has taught me how to tap into an abundant source of commitment and discipline to realize objectives that are important to me. The HyMMMNSS process is really a daily ritual that keeps me connected to my power to live the life I've always wanted."
Dr. H. Thomas-Lake - CEO, HillTop Ethics
A profoundly personal self-care Quest to get clear on WHO you want to be,
on WHAT you want to do, the WHY you want it so bad.
An journey to develop deep Body-Mind connection and sweet Heart & Soul coherence practices So you Become the WHO you want to be. Healthy, in-balance, structured, consistent, creative blissfully courageous.
Our personalized one-to-one 14 weeks together will include deep diving, mind-shifting, body shaping,
habit-forming creative, reflective, restorative, growth rituals, practices, activities and exercises.
Here's some of what we will be doing on the Quest.
As a Nobody does YOU better (NdYb) Quester, you will be guided with weekly prompts and tasks. The time invested on your part, can be anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes of work per day. It’s work yes, but all for YOU! Making your daily tasks more effecient and effective. Developing your creativity and consistency. Installing that self-trust mindset.
Please note, this is a deep diving program that requires your dedication and commitment for you to get the transformation and benefits that last a lifetime and those my other Questers have experienced. So if you are not ready to commit and at times work through some emotional and challenging issues to restructure your very mind body heart & soul, then this Quest is not for you.
Your 1:1 and group sessions include:
Your online private video calls
Videos and emails with weekly prompts, workbooks and/or tools to work through this journey
Live group ZOOM sharing sessions on all things health, wealth and happiness with me. I will also be accompanied by our knowledgable guest Quest Sages from time to time. These sessions as with all our calls will be recorded for your reference and follow-up in case you miss it.
I will also send you links to weekly Body Buff Videos: Pilates & self-care shares
Feedback on your personal assignments and tasks to include:
My Signature creative process of ‘Collecting Receipts’ – assignments, admissions, and ‘debts’, the price we pay for who we are today. Creating and posting ‘Personal Proclamations’; Love Letters & Gratitude Cards
What our 1-1 Calls will look like:
9 private Coaching sessions online via Zoom or Skype during the 14 weeks. (they will be recorded for your future use if you desire). These calls include:
Our first private ‘Discovery' call
An on-boarding Call
A Break-through Power Hour call
A Legacy Mapping, Mission & Goal setting call
A Deconstructing your Core Detractors coaching session
A Life Legacy Statement & Personal Proclamation Creation Session
Two 40 minute 1 to 1 ROAST Coaching Sessions (Review Optimize Align & (re)Structure & (re)commit to your Tasks)
A 60-minute Celebration Call at the end of the Quest
You can also choose some coaching calls as private 1-to-1 Pilates sessions with me to experience true 'Ease & Pleas(ure)' with Body Mind Heart & Soul connection. Release restrictions and dis-ease caused by stress, anxiety & uncertainty, repetitive debilitating habits & postures. You will understand how to take control of your health, weight & emotions.
You will join our private intimate Questers FB group to share your experiences, connect with and learn from other Questers, all high-achieving professional women.
Additionally, you will have email access to me should you need support at any point.
Because I work to deeply with my clients, places are very limited, so I work on an application basis to ensure that we are a good fit to work together.
When does this take place?
This Quest is a hybrid 1-1 personalized coaching program with continuous enrollment. Questers work through a 14 week planned journey but there are a couple break weeks for Questers to enjoy public holidays and take time for deeper reflection. It is a highly bespoke program spread over a 14 week period.
"For what it's worth, this is a journey I didn't know I needed to take until I started.
A journey that is teaching me who I am and where I need to be to
unlock the demons, the power and the magic within my soul...."
D. Joseph MD FACS FCCM
14 powerful transformational weeks.
When does this take place? This Quest is a hybrid 1-1 personalized coaching program with continuous enrollment.
Questers work through a 14 week planned journey with a couple break weeks for Questers to enjoy public holidays and take time for deeper reflection. It is a highly bespoke program.
Here are some more details of what we will cover together and the benefits you will experience.
Onboarding / Week 0
Contracting & Committing
You will commit to the process and sign your contract with me and with yourself.
Commit to a practice of writing and meditation to get clarity and insight as we process through the Quest.
Commit to self-care and self-respect.
Module 1 / Weeks 1 to 3
Clarity & Centring - Assessment & Evaluation
Start a process of reflection & recording using your Daily HyMMMNSS (Hydration, Mindset, Meditation, Movement, Nutrition, Skincare & Sleep) Logbook so you can assess where you are starting from to set better and informed goals.
Go through your CORE Activator questions to evaluate your findings from your HyMMMNSS and indentifying your VIP's & PETS (Values, Inspirations, Passions, Past Experiences, Talents & Skills).
Module 2 / Weeks 4 to 6
Open Heart - Exploration & Goal Settling, Optimizing Opportunities
You get clear on your ‘WHY’. Craft your Life Legacy Statement as you explore your Life Domains; @Work @Home and @Play (Recreation & Community).
Inspired, you settle comfortably with action and momentum, achieving your deep desires. You naturally and gracefully embody unstoppable power. Deepening communion and broadening connections with your ‘Circle of Impact’ respect and authenticity.
Module 3 / Weeks 7 to 9
Reflection & Release - Deconstructing Detractors to create Receipts & Resources
You will completely demystify any limiting beliefs, deconstruct your ‘detractors’ and take full control of your environment to set you into a sweet space of self-compassion, self-respect and self-love. nurturing honourable forgiveness of others and yourself.
This is a deeply emotive process of reflection, release resolve and renewal to build up confidence and courage to get and stay physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually strong.
Module 4 / Weeks 10 to 12
Engaged - Energized Connection
You are feeling engaged and empowered, making a positive impact and change, living your purpose.
In a deep FLOW state, you release judgments and lose yourself in congruent productivity while practicing massive self-integrity. You resonate with authentic expression, live with ease and relax into a courageous, consistently productive and congruent you. You will engage with those in your ‘Circle of Impact’, your support network.
Module 5 / Weeks 12 to 14
Celebration & Trust
Celebrating exquisite execution of your dreams and desires on your terms! In Mind Body Heart & Soul balance.
You will have accomplished goals in each Life Domain, transformed your fitness and sensuality, resolved relationships, healed injuries to experience agility and energy. You will have charted new goals and integrated practices and habits to move forward living a Fit, Strong and Courageous life.
We will definitely be celebrating your achievements and journey!
Making the CORE Activators your default mode:
This ‘Mind Body, Heart & Soul Authenticating Matrix’ is a tool you can use to ‘anchor’ yourself throughout the day. Spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically, in all of your life; at home, at work and at play. You are reminded to reflect on your CORE values, beliefs and stance to stay on course with your divine potential, your chosen Life Legacy. When faced with challenging situations, triggered by past experiences of pain or trauma or moments of indecision that threaten to destabilize you, just reflect on this matrix and ask yourself; “Am I living at My CORE in this situation?” Am I Centred, Optimized, Resourceful & Engaged?”
This physical and mental reaffirmation rewires your self-beliefs and ignites your inner strength, so you manage every situation and decision with unshakeable confidence, connection and deep congruence.
"Carla, this quest has made all the difference! I now have an elevated consciousness about my body, soul, and spirit as a wonderful movable feast. Wherever I go, I can meditate. Wherever I go, I can exercise. Wherever I go, I can write my morning pages. Wherever I go, I take myself with me, and that includes my light, my LOVE, and my commitment to becoming, over and over again, the best version of myself. This Quest sends me shopping in my soul. Thanks,"
Dr. H. Thomas-Lake - CEO HillTop Ethics
Why Do I want to support you? A little about my journey.
Because, trust me, I feel you, I know you, I know right where you are, because I have been there too. I too have had to climb out of some very dark places, each time having to deepen my resolve, reorient my purpose with an entirely different plan. I had to reinstall my conviction and reclaim my power even my identity. You see most people just look at me and see a colourful, extroverted bad-ass, 'take-no-prisoners' Carla, but let me tell you, I have been through my piles of crap too. Too much to talk about here, but I have been in similar painful paralyzing situations like you. I have felt it, excruciating pain and injury, felt loss and lost, violated and exploited, betrayed, used, and discarded.
So trust me when I say, I got your back on this one... I really do.
I will give you my most recent story, you see, very much like we are today in this COVID-19 Pandemic time, just under 3 years ago, I got a rude awakening that brought back up all my past... I found myself living in circumstances that had me facing a very different uncertain reality that I hadn’t prepared for. Natural disaster, I experienced a devastating hurricane, one traumatic and emotional experience after another followed, loss and devastation of property and business, personal or professional challenges, fear, real fear for my physical and emotional being. Total and complete overwhelm, despair, and shame. It's like I was judging myself from every angle, while faking it, pretending like it was all just fine while drowning every lonely dusk and sleepless stormy night with alcohol in a house with no security or roof. I felt paralyzed, couldn't exercise, no dry space, I couldn't run, too scared to face the haunting landscapes (and I have been a runner for about 40 years)..., talk about being flooded with stress hormones and over-eating the wrong foods only to gain 11 kilos in 5 months? I was up to my heaviest adult weight, that I had only been at once before the day after I delivered my son. I couldn't think straight, angry, shocked, lost... basically, overall 'I was a f***ing hot mess'! (excuse the french, but I just don't know how else to say it).
But thank God, I got a break, took a step away the moment I found a window of time and glimmer of hope. I found my trusted 'toolboxes', shook myself hard, and realized that something just had to give! So I got some emotional support, established reliable professionals, hired a business coach, started taking care of myself and exercising, rolled out my Pilates Mat, started running and painting and writing poetry again... Hill running for 2 hours was like I had tasted heaven. The freedom, the sense of stamina, and inner strength, it all came back to me. I was back in business, teaching, and coaching again, and yes, within 4 months I had shed those 11 kilos!
The thing is, it was familiar, I had made similar journeys personally and with clients and friends quite a few times before. Whatever you are struggling with, the fact that you are also experienced, accomplished, and talented you do have what it takes to get back on top of your game, but even better! This time, the game you choose will be played on your terms… I know you know that too, so please, do not doubt yourself, your abilities, and your will. When you find that self-compassion and have someone to support you and help you uncover your truth and potential, it works. I know it I have done it.
To be honest, as I said before... it is downright paralyzing, I know it is...
and that my dear, is WHY I created this amazing Quest.
It's delicious, it's juicy, it's creative, it's physical, it's intellectual, it's spiritual, it will be emotional.
It's a hybrid of experiences that I know will take you to and through some divine spaces
you need and you will love.
So what do you say? Let's do this together?
"Thank you for sharing, yesterday, the challenges you’ve had to overcome. It makes us see even more what a phenomenal woman you are. I can see for sure, your focus on wellness and going into the body is the key..... to connecting with the innermost divinity."
T. Astaphan, Psy.D. Clinical psychologist / Mom-In-Chief
"I would recommend anyone to you - especially those who may lack confidence in their own ability
and are at a point that they really need a supportive push by a strong focused accomplished woman.
But if one is looking to have their ego stroked - you are NOT the coach for them."
Nicole S. - Supreme Court Judge
"Carla, I would recommend you to someone for, setting fitness goals, organization in reaching one’s target. Dedication and perfection. Help in fitness injuries. Event planning and implementing life coaching, and structuring of one’s life. Your ability to make things happen through your organizational skills. Knowing they will receive the best no matter what it is. Your ‘plain truth, take it, or leave it’ attitude. Joann – Style Consultant, Interior Designer, Real Estate Developer
"Hello my lovely fellow Questers,
Yesterday I was on a magical date with a charming man! Yay!
I felt confident, sexy and completely in my power. Oh my goodness,
I honestly didn’t think I would have felt like this or gone on a date like that when I first started this Quest.
Thank you Carla dear for giving me my sexy back! "
G. Orme LLB. Entrepreneur