Our Stories Connect Us All

Do you want more authentic, face to face connections? Tired of small talk and crave real story swapping? Strangers To Friends began with a "Connection Card" Founder, Carlyn Shaw, created in 2010. Choosing to lead with herself instead of how she paid her bills, she invited others to do the same! Pretty soon the synchronicity discovered through story sharing led to amazing possibilities through the people she met. Soon her friends began to ask her to help them "Turn Strangers Into Friends". Thus, the idea of starting a community to invite connection was born. The Strangers To Friends community is birthed from Carlyn's knowing...our stories connect us all. And, makes it cool to say, "I want more people in my life!" Join us and experience, The Strangers To Friends Experience, for yourself. No one leaves lonely, guaranteed!

Hi. I'm Carlyn Shaw. A long time ago I learned, when I share my stories, I invite you to share your's too. It's only through story sharing do we discover our common denominators and create deep connection. Whether you're new to town, newly single or simply want to step into the magic of meeting new, like minded people, Strangers To Friends invites you to step out of your comfort zone and into a community of real connection. Curious what safe and supported, non pressured connection is all about? It begins with you saying yes to you... and showing up, as you.

People = Possibilities.

We live in a world more connected, yet more disconnected… than ever.

Strangers To Friends offers facilitated face to face experiences promising you can practice meeting new people! Our Non-Networking approach is simple, fun and promises possibilities.

No filters, expectations or judgement allowed.

It’s time to take action. Say yes to connect!

You Deserve it! You Are Enough. 

About Strangers to Friends

Strangers To Friends is a community that aims to inspire you to embrace the possibility that the person you least expect might be the next person you are meant to meet.

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About Carlyn Shaw

What began as Carlyn’s personal Connection Card in 2010, launched her into leading life turning strangers into friends. Each serendipitous stranger reminds her our stories connect us all. With courage and confidence, Carlyn co creates her reality through by being open to people and possibilities. An empowerment expert and a purveyor of personal strength, she supports an individuals journey while inspiring people to become the best version of themselves.

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STF Events

Craving real conversations with real people? Unplug from your phone and plug into the people around you! Strangers To Friends events provides face to face opportunities to create new possibilities with genuine. people. Hugs & Name Tags required! Meet Carlyn & Join the Fun….

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Connect With Carlyn

I’d love to connect and become friends! Attend one of the Strangers To Friends events to meet or contact me directly to start a conversation!

Recent Blog Posts

Why I Tattooed “♥ Life” On My Neck
Why I Tattooed “♥ Life” On My Neck
It’s a Big Small World: A Story of Overseas Synchro
It’s a Big Small World: A Story of Overseas Synchronicity
Choose To Have No Shame

What do you do when something bad, that might have been preventable, happens to you?...

Choose To Have No Shame

Upcoming Events

The Strangers To Friends Experience Lafayette
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Endo Brewing Company 2755 Dagny Way Lafayette, CO
The Strangers To Friends Experience Denver
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Woods Boss Brewery 2210 California Street Denver, CO