About Carlyn Shaw

Hi, I’m Carlyn..
I’m excited to share the journey with you! 


"We can't control what happens to us but we can control how we respond to it."

It began in 1997, I was 19 years old and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (before Google existed)!
Then, in 1998 two of my best friends were killed in separate car accidents.

Before I knew it I went from being an invincible 19-year-old sophomore in college to a 20-year-old served a huge reality check, forced to accept a new normal. Talk about a wake-up call! Shuffling between anxiety and depression, I self navigated, going inside myself to discover who I was on the outside. I began to understand my circumstances were given to me as an opportunity, to grow. Rather than hide, my mantra became, “I’ll plant my feet all over this planet as long as I can!” Having gratitude for what I did have vs didn’t have became my medicine. Remaining curious to experience all life has to offer, I’ve continued my journey with a passion for people, places and perspectives. 

Shifting self from victim to victor required a serious mindset makeover. Less negative self-talk and more self-love— which wasn’t easy. In order to shift my health, I had to shift my story. The more open I became to changing, the more people began to show up on my path to help on all levels: physically, mentally and spiritually. I like to call these people “Strangers To Friends”.  These people were not accidents. Everyone was showing up on time and on purpose. as if magically manifested. Some of my mentors, teachers, and friends have spanned years, some impacted a single moment. Each person made an emotional impact, becoming a Stranger To Friend.


I give you permission, to give yourself permission.

I see the best in you, so you see the best in yourself.

I provide a safe and non-judging space inviting you to share where you feel stuck, doubt yourself and often, self-sabotage. I don’t sugar coat and ask you to be real with yourself. I empower you to make decisions to reach your goals. My favorite feeling: when someone says, “I wouldn’t have done this without you.”  We are all here to serve each other and lift each other up. My job is not to do your work, my role is to guide you through your own decision-making process so you can create the outcome in life you desire. YOU are worthy of it.



  • I’ve lived with a family in Peru, trekked  Thailand and adventured in Australia.
  • I blow bubbles – they make anything better.
  • I have a very strong intuition. And I listen to it.
  • I’ve run 18 Half Marathons and 3 Marathons
  • I believe in angels
  • I have 5 tattoos I call “personal birthmarks”

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