Owner & Professional Certified Coach

Carla started her career as a CPA and eventually found her way to coaching, which she has been doing for 13+ years. Her base of clients is primarily working parents, with a specialty in coaching through personal and professional transitions. She has expanded her skills to include certifications in The Gottman Institute’s Bringing Baby Home program, EQ in action and TRACOM Social Styles. Carla lives in Seattle with her husband, Dan, their three kids and puppy.


Carla earned her credential as a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (IFC). To pursue her dream of opening her own coaching business, she left her job of 23 years at a Fortune 500 company where she started her career as a CPA. Prior to leaving, she was a founding member of the Internal Executive Coaching Team, serving as an executive coach to leaders in transition throughout the company.

Carla has coached extensively in the professional services environment at all levels. She has expertise in the transitions that working parents face, the complexities of advancing women and the journey through leadership transitions. She has worked with working parents, new partners, direct admit partners, titled leaders and emerging leaders.

Carla has also worked extensively with women in transition and small-group coaching.

Carla earned her BA in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas. She completed her coach training through inviteChange, an accredited coach training program.

What advice would you give your new parent self?

It’s okay to say no! Time is precious and you only have a limited number of ‘yeses’ to give in a day. You get to choose where to use the ‘yeses.’

What three words best describe your style as a coach?

Serene, open-minded and versatile

What’s your favorite form of self-care?

Walking along the water with my dog or diving into a good book!


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