Strangers To Friends

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In A World More Connected Yet Disconnect, Our Stories Connect Us All


Authentic Connection Begins With You. 


The Backstory: Carlyn found herself navigating through tough changes in life: a Corporate layoff, months after moving into her own apartment, while managing her Multiple Sclerosis, following the end a relationship. 


Self navigating through self transformation, Carlyn struggled to define herself.

With one foot in the past and one struggling to reach the future, 
Carlyn found herself “in-between stories”. 
She didn’t how to introduce herself, she didn’t know what to say she “did”.
Re-defining her identity, Carlyn faced serious questions:

Who Am I?
What Do I Want In Life?
Where Can I Meet People?
How Do I Exchange Contact Information?


POOF! She had an idea….

Carlyn hear the whisper, created a “Connection Card” and give
yourself the title, 
 “Turning Strangers Into Friends


The Power of Face to Face Connection

Carlyn quickly realized the card empowered her to not only lead with herself, but invite others to do the same.
The more authentic stories she shared, the more authentic connections she made. Her ability to be vulnerable from a place of self empowerment offered an opportunity for others to volunteer their stories, too.

The stories exchanged from a place of support versus sympathy and told from a place of love vs fear and most importantly, spoken with out any expectation — always lead to incredible synchronicity.

You know when you meet someone and you think, “wow, what a small world!” This started happening almost every day to Carlyn. The more she showed up as the “Stranger To Friend” the most others mirrored back and became her friend, too. Armed with a bring smile and a spirit that shines on everyone she meets, Carlyn’s intuitive guidance, unmistakable curiosity and love of adventure, continue to pave her path around the world …  and if you are fortunate to meet her along the way, you’ll be invited to join! 


Create Authentic Connections!

Strangers To Friends invites you into a safe space to feel seen and heard.
You meet good people who want to connect with other good people.

Click on the videos to hear first hand testimonials!  



About Strangers To Friends

The Strangers To Friends inspires real action and real connection.  Embrace uncertainty and the possibilities of people. The person you least expect is often the next person you are meant to meet.

About Carlyn Shaw

What began as a fun way to exchange contact information in the form of a “connection card”, became Carlyn’s invitation to share her stories, one stranger at a time. Having overcome extreme obstacles in life, Carlyn understand what it means to be in transition. Armed with curiousity and self-confidence, Carlyn navigates life being open to new people and endless possibilities. Carlyn’s journey and wisdom inspires you to create connection and live your most authentic life!

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Step away from your screen, come out and be seen! Unplug from technology and plug into the people around you! Strangers To Friends is your opportunity to create new possibilities through meant to meet people. Feel super human with other super humans.