Who is the best kind of leader? The one who you would follow.

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts, it is about how we influence one another.

We all have strengths and weaknesses and our strengths usually dominate what we choose to focus on and these strengths get better over time. They say it takes 10,000,00 hours to really master something. I feel at this point in my life, I have mastered being a wonderful teacher, workshop and program leader, curriculum developer, and life coach. All these skills support each other and I have hours and hours and years of practice. I feel completely confident in these roles and at this point they feel somewhat effortless, hallelujah! However, what I am still mastering and learning is writing and leading and co-collaborating with teams. These skills are somewhat natural to me, but they also require more attention and discipline. They are still new and not as easy as the ones I mentioned above.… READ MORE...

How to ignite your inner radiance… 

Inner Radiance is what is unique and true about who you are.  There has been a theme in my coaching practice in the past several weeks of owning ones power, being vulnerable, and authentic.

Every one of us has a unique combination of talents, strengths, weaknesses.  The make up of each one of us is unique to who we are and therefore allows each of us to have a unique purpose and calling.

I can ONLY be Carley.  I can’t be someone else even when my mind moves into comparing how I wish I had this, or why can’t I have this trait, etc.  I have my strengths and weaknesses that I am always learning about and working with.

If I can whole heartedly love and accept the many parts of me, I can be more open to everyone on my path and more engaged in my life and purpose.  Sounds good right?  … READ MORE...

How to empower your inner warrior

I have just finished leading a leadership retreat for women in Mexico. I have been teaching meditation retreats for women for the last 5 years at a very special place in Mexico, Playa Viva. This week is always one of my favorite weeks of the year. Why? Well, the place is one of the most special I have ever been too. The private beach, the ability to really be and listen deeply, the food, staff, and the abundant nature everywhere. It is also a deep dive of teaching, coaching, and living and breathing whatever the theme of the week is. Every year the theme shifts a bit, but it is always based in clear seeing and dharma. This year I knew intuitively that I wanted to bring in more skills and practices to support leaders rising with more authenticity, empowerment, and well being. We can only lead others well, if we are leading ourselves from a nurturing, strong, and courageous place.… READ MORE...