ABOUT CARRIE

About Carrie

I’ve been where you are and I’m living proof that change is possible.

It was the acknowledgement that I wasn’t living the life I had dreamed that pushed me to learn more about how I could live a more fulfilling life. In doing so, I leaned on my faith while I cultivated insight and tools to help myself and eventually others reach their full potential.

I have merged my extensive schooling and years of practical experience to develop a faith-based understanding of how to inspire others to reach their life goals. My practical experience includes:

  • BA in Sociology from Iowa State University.
  • More than two decades working in leadership positions in the non-profit and corporate environment.
  • Studied with the Career Coaching Institute
  • Elite Life Coaching Certification from the Coach Mindset Elite Life Coach Training Program.
  • Nearly five years of hands-on Coaching as founder of Love Your Life.

I’m married to my best friend Chad, and we have four children. We live in Ames, Iowa and in our free time, we enjoy attending Iowa State sporting events, biking, running, hiking, church activities and just hanging out with family and friends.

 

My Process

I work with people, just like you, who have high integrity, a belief in a higher power and are ready for growth in at least one area of life. Together in coaching, we work on building a strong foundation, creating your why, mastering your mindset and creating a game plan for you to accomplish even your biggest goals and dreams! The result is YOU have more energy and focus by bringing everyday actions into alignment with what is most important to YOU.

I will walk with you as you:

  • Identify a clear vision for YOUR A+ life.
  • Define actionable steps to get you moving toward your amazing life.
  • Step out of the routine that has you stuck in a rut.
  • Help you take control of the fears that are holding you back, so you can find joy in all you do.

Once you understand what’s holding you back, you can navigate life with confidence that you are in control of living an A+ life!

Carrie helped me gain clarity and focus on my small business. Carrie challenged me to dream big on what I wanted my business to look like in 5-years. Once I could envision where I wanted to go, she helped me create a plan to make my vision become my reality!  – C.F.

My Approach

Think back to your schooling. I’m sure you can remember a time when you walked into the big exam without having prepared for it. What was the result? If you’re like most, you fell a few letter grades short of sensational.

The crazy thing is, too many of us navigate life in the same way. Why? Because it’s easier to tell ourselves stories than it is to put in the work that will set us up for success. Does any of this sound familiar?

“I don’t have time.”

“That costs too much.”

“There is no one out there who can help me with my issue.”

“I don’t have the kind of connections I need to [fill in the blank].”

We are comfortable measuring ourselves against the average instead of aspiring to a life that includes balance and joy in abundance. This leaves us wondering, “Why am I living like this?” We are set at C- because we don’t have the skills to effectively manage all that life is throwing our way.

From relationships and careers, to joy, life balance, fitness and personal aspirations, my goal is to help you move from going through the motions and accepting your fate in a C- life to ACTING with intention. Once you begin to act with intention, you begin to grow and thrive in an A+ kind of life.

The Process

I work with people on creating a strong foundation of who they are and understanding WHY they want to achieve the goal they are after. I do this by coaching how to overcome their “stinkin thinkin,” which is their internal bully thinking.

This negative, excuse filled thinking is keeping them from their ideal life. Their Inner Bully is telling them that they lack the time, energy, resources and that they don’t know the right people!

Their Inner Bully is creating a negative mindset that is allowing excuses to hold them back from what they really want in life.

Together in coaching, we work on building a strong foundation, creating your why, mastering your mindset and creating a game plan for you to accomplish even your biggest goals and dreams! The result is YOU have more energy and focus by bringing everyday actions into alignment with what is important to YOU.

I will walk with you as you:

  • Identify a clear vision for YOUR A+ life.
  • Define actionable steps to get you moving toward your sensational life.
  • Step out of the routine that has you stuck in a rut.
  • Eliminate the fear of failure so you can find joy in all you do.

Once you understand what’s holding you back, you can navigate life with confidence that you are in control of grading out at an A+!

Carrie helped me gain clarity and focus on my small business. Carrie challenged me to dream big on what I wanted my business to look like in 5-years. Once I could envision where I wanted to go, she helped me create a plan to make my vision become my reality!  – C.F.