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“I began working with Carol to optimize my efforts when embarking on a number of new initiatives. The clarity, focus and insights she provided were a great help in my becoming more productive – with major positive results in my most important enterprise – the work I am doing for a new novel. After working with Carol I am much happier with my output and the quality of my work. Thank you Carol !”
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
Charles Rich, Napa, CA
Writer, Wholistic Web Support
After 30 years in business and a significant downsizing, I wanted to redefine and reenergize my chiropractic practice. We felt paralyzed, burned out and in overwhelm about what to do next to re-energize our practice, so I hired Carol Lorraine to be our business coach. Working with Carol in a short time has already helped us get into focused action, create priorities, and stay in the moment by creating specific goals and tracking systems.
Carol has helped me rekindle my passion for serving others with a long anticipated refocusing of my vision and commitment. We are redefining our target market and offerings and making a new marketing plan based on a new business model. I am feeling more balanced, organized, confident, and hopeful that our business can and will be successful and sustainable! I look forward to a long term relationship with our supportive and caring business coach, Carol Lorraine
Timothy Yates, D.C., Napa, CA
“I am in the process of taking my life coaching practice of 10 years to the next level. I am also writing my first novel. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and wanted to clarify my values and vision and integrate my many experiences thus far while taking this next big step. Carol and I have a long history of working together and I knew she would be the perfect person to help me with this. As my first coach, she guided me through creative and active processes that supported my new path 13 years ago. I knew it was time to do this work again!
Through coaching with Carol Lorraine I am experiencing more clarity about who I am and what I want for my life and business than ever before. I feel free, balanced, more calm, and confident to move forward with the next level of my business. I feel comfortable with who I am so that I can be authentic and present with my clients.
Carol’s coaching provides fertile ground for the seeds of me to grow, unimpeded. I’ve come to see my strengths, tap into my wisdom, and embody the courage it takes to live a vital life. With her support, I am emerging into the vibrant creative force that I always intended to be in this lifetime. I feel free, energized, balanced, and confident, ready to move forward to the next phase of my life: publishing my first book, soon to be followed by several others.
Carol is a passionate, skilled and gifted coach who walks her talk. She guides me to look beyond my circumstances to the underlying truth of all things. Each appointment leaves me with a ‘wow’ and a deeper, richer understanding of myself. She helps me integrate my experiences as I powerfully transform who I am and live the life that I could only imagine!
Denise Elizabeth Byron, Certified Professional Coach, Sensual Wisdom Mentor, Visionary Strategist, Santa Cruz, CA www.DeniseElizabethByron.com
Thank God I have you as my coach to help me stay in action, be accountable and grow my business as an artist! I am putting structures in place for scheduling regular painting times, along with monthly goals to move forward as a professional artist. I’m selling more paintings, learning about myself as an artist and entrepreneur, discovering what sells and why, and what I enjoy painting. Coaching with you helps me stay focused, confident, and restore my life/work balance when I get into overwhelm. As a passionate woman, artist, and coach, you understand what it takes to create a successful creative business.
In the back of my mind I had you in my back pocket encouraging me to be true to myself. Thanks again for being the good listener I have come to count on.
PS– Carol, I thought you might like to know that I got accepted into Claremont for my MFA. It is hard to believe so much is changing and evolving. Thanks for the big part you had in helping me find a way to make all of this happen.
MFA program IS challenging. Getting up every day to do my own work is a whole new feeling. Remarkable to be around so many like-minded people, I am beginning to feel supported – maybe even for the first time in my life. Thanks so much for coaching me and helping me to take this leap to my passion.
Off to Paint, Suzanne
Suzanne, Professional Artist, Wife, and Mother of Two
“Sometimes “you can’t see the forest for the trees”! When I met with Carol to get some ideas on how to market my organizing and productivity business she helped me clear the fog and put together some creative packages to offer to prospective clients. I knew I should have done this project earlier but she made it so logical and easy. Thanks Carol! Your easy guidance helped me focus in the right direction.”
Nancy Lochmann, Simple Organized Solutions
“Carol Lorraine and I had an immediate connection. She is a free spirit with a great ear and great suggestions. Her enthusiasm is contagious and the way she encourages and motivates me to be intuitive is always delivered in a way that I vibrate with. She is colorful and imparts her knowledge in the most artistic ways. Her experience and guidance in assisting me with finding my path and staying true to myself has been a tremendous blessing in my life. She has really helped me to see the how’s and why’s and that has made all the difference in my life. Thank you, Carol.”
By the way, the coaching session you did with me last year regarding finding a renter roommate paid off in spades. The ideal roommate dropped in my lap– effortlessly. I believe what helped was working with you to focus on what it was I truly wanted in a roommate and a roommate situation.
Tracy Talley, Restaurant and Hospitality
www.solaycreatMy coaching sessions with Carol helped me to clearly identify my goals, to design a path for reaching them, and a way to stay on that path. As a retired attorney who was used to being very busy juggling many activities to help others, I have come to see that life balance is the key to reclaiming my life. I am now living more in the flow of my natural rhythms, not driven by outer schedules and pressures. I am learning to relax, say “no” more, and to reclaim my creativity. I am okay now with allowing myself to take care of myself as much as I do for others. I am having so much fun finding what nurtures me as I let go of clutter and what no longer serves me. With Carol’s help I have made significant progress toward the balanced life that I seek.
Phyllis, Retired Attorney, Napa, CA
I just wanted to thank you, with a deep bow, for the beautiful experience I had at your one-day creative workshop. Before I arrived, I felt many things floating under the surface of my emotions. I have been transitioning from a marriage, a business, and into a deeper level of spiritual growth. A quote I just read really summed up my experience with you. It said that the biggest elements of failure are the lack of confidence and too much effort. Your love and encouragement really helped me to pull up on the "trying too hard" state of mind, and just get into the flow. Many images and symbols appeared through my creations that day. Your ability to gently remind everyone that it's about process, or mystery rather than mastery, really gave me the permission to just play. I released my need to be perfect, and just explored. I came away with a deep sense of satisfaction, and I felt really calm, like my mind was able to rest. The voices, or self talk, had taken a little vacation. I could breathe again. In truth, that's what it felt like, a mini vacation spent with a lovely gathering of women. Thank you so much for your devotion to teaching, and your craft.
Lori Solay, Creative Catalyst, www.solaycreative.com September 23, 2015