Coaching with Carrie Spaulding

In a Nutshell

I’m here to partner with you as you create the career, relationships, and life you want. Together, we’ll help you reach your highest potential–as YOU define it. I’ll guide you through every step of the journey to figuring out exactly what you want and designing and taking strategic action to make it happen.

Sounds Awesome. Details, Please!

In one-on-one coaching, I bring my whole toolbox to our own private “workshop” to help you achieve your goals.

As The Thirtysomething Coach®, I help thirtysomethings break through Thirtysomething Panic and create careers, relationships, and lives they love.

I also work with clients of all ages on making big changes, working on bold growth at work and at home, and leveling up “humaning skills” in their personal and professional lives.

Coaching challenges you to focus time and energy to actually DO what you want and need to do, and gives you the clarity, support, confidence, motivation, and accountability you need to create the life you want. We’ll design a plan together, based on your values, goals, and dreams, and then break that plan down into small, manageable steps. Our partnership will help you follow through on those steps, break through obstacles that stump you and keep you stuck, and keep moving toward the career, relationships, and life you love.

Our work may focus on one area of your life in particular, such as your career, your relationships, or your creative projects, or it may focus on multiple areas of your life.

Together, we’ll get you from where you are today to where you want to go (even if you’re not sure where that is yet!). My clients get crystal clear on who they really are and what they really want (as opposed to who or what they or other people think they should be or want) so that they are truly living their lives “on purpose.”

My Approach

I take a holistic approach, seeing you as a whole human. I know that all the different areas of your life influence each other, and welcome ALL of you to our sessions.

I’m laser-focused on discovering and facilitating the inner and outer work that will get you where you want to go. I’ll help you figure out how to approach your goals in a YOU-friendly way, dealing with frustrating cycles and patterns differently so that you make progress and feel a lot better while doing it.

When we’re making big changes, we need both reflection and action to succeed. Too often, people get stuck in one without the other. My coaching process is designed to make sure you are doing both effectively, so you’re not stuck in paralysis by analysis or overwhelm or procrastination, but you’re also not just jumping on the conveyor belt of life, acting by default, and letting life’s curveballs pull you off-track.

This is brave work—you are going to accomplish a LOT!—but my clients tell me it’s fun, too. I bring authenticity, warmth, playfulness, and humor into my work, helping you to find the joy in the journey. And we’ll get you moving immediately towards the life you want to live—so you’ll start building momentum and seeing improvements very soon.

As powerful as our sessions are, I want to go even further to make sure you get extra support between sessions! That’s why all of my private clients also get FREE membership in an incredible Get-It-Done group, The Life Workshop. This group gives you extra structure, support, community, and dedicated time to get your coaching action items done. Joining is optional–and, if you take advantage of it, it can really supercharge your results. My clients tell me this is a huge added value!

My Experience and Credentials

I combine top-notch training with years of previous and continuing education and 12 years of coaching experience to bring you the best service, expertise, and strategic input possible. I don’t stop learning, ever.


I hold a Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation.

I trained and earned my certification at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, one of the top ICF (International Coach Federation)-accredited schools.

I have extensive experience with creatives and individuals with ADHD.

I am LGBTQ-friendly.

I also draw from my experiences as an educator, professional improviser, nomad, and artist to bring even more tools and insights to the table.

I am also a certified Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Type Practitioner, and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner. What does that mean for you? I have access to two of the most interesting and useful assessments out there, and we can use them as tools to help you with your goals.

Why do people decide to work with a coach?

Here are some of the reasons you might choose to work with a coach:

  • You’re trying to figure out what you want and how to make it happen.
  • You want to make big changes in your life, but are stuck and need help breaking through blocks like fear, confusion, and inertia.
  • You want a sounding board—someone to help you think through and process your feelings and thoughts in a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental place—and a mirror—someone to reflect what you are saying and doing.
  • You want to go beyond talking and start doing—taking action every week to actually create sustainable changes in your life.
  • You are trying to make a major decision and need help getting and sorting information and identifying and weighing your options.
  • You want a partner—someone to help you feel less alone as you work through a challenge or transition, to support and champion you and share the journey.
  • You want a cheerleader—someone to inspire you to do things beyond what you thought you could do and celebrate your progress.
  • You want a “project manager” for your life—someone to help you keep track of all the different components of your life and goals; to help you break down overwhelming projects or tasks into small, manageable steps; AND to hold you accountable for accomplishing the steps.
  • You need help balancing the realities of your day-to-day with the big picture of your life, so you don’t lose the forest for the trees, or the trees for the forest!

Why do people decide to work with me instead of another coach?

Chances are, just clicking through my site, you already have a gut feeling of whether or not I could be a good match for you. My clients often tell me that they felt a “click” from the get-go. They start because of the click and continue because of the results.

At the end of an introductory session, new clients often tell me they can’t quite believe how we were able to get so deeply connected and on our way in just 90 minutes!

Read about me, read my blog, explore the site, check out the stories of people who have worked with me, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me by telephone or email. You can also click to learn more details about thirtysomething panic coachingcareer coachingrelationship coaching, and my amazing get-it-done group, The Life Workshop.

If you are ready to create the career, relationships, or life of your dreams, I am ready to help you.

Your Next Step

The best way to find out if we’re a good fit is to schedule an introductory session.

This is a specially priced session in which we will:

  1. get clearer on your goals and vision, so you know what you want and where you’re headed
  2. uncover any challenges that could be slowing you down or sabotaging you
  3. assess whether we are a great fit to work together
  4. identify the approach we can take to help you achieve your goals, so we end the session with a plan to hit the ground running and get you on the path to what you want

Whether or not we go on to work together further, my intention and prediction is that you will leave the session with more energy, motivation, and commitment to really make your goals happen.

No matter what you’d like to change or achieve, this session is the perfect next step to get you there.

We can do your introductory session via phone or video–your choice!

Contact me to schedule an introductory coaching session.

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