Meet Carla

Hi there Conscious Creator! I’m Carla.

I'm a Conscious Creation Coach, Desire Map Facilitator, and Photographer who offers transformational workshops, retreats,  photography and coaching to women who feel like they’ve lost their TRUE selves. What lights me up is creating experiences and connections that will help you reignite your spark, step into your power and love who you are and who you're becoming. 

I have a degree in Psychology and a post-grad business diploma in Hospitality Management. I am also a licensed Desire Map Facilitator, Paddle Canada Standup Paddleboard  Instructor and Introduction to Meditation Leader.

I created Conscious Creation Workshops, Retreats and Coaching to bring together my passions and fulfill my purpose and potential — guiding other women down the Conscious Creation Path. 

I'd be honoured to help you reignite your spark — you will find the courage, clarity and confidence to you get clear on your desires, shift you from ‘doing’ to ‘being’,  and start consciously creating a life that  lights you up!

I can't wait to meet you and get started — if you're curious, let's connect!

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What do you want more of? 

What do you want to stop doing?  

What lights you up?

Join one of Carla's workshops or retreats to uncover your deepest desires, cultivate courage for change, and set some goals with soul that will light you up every day!

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Feeling a need to reignite your spark when you're feeling dark? Is it time to recalibrate your inner compass? Carla can help you cultivate courage for change when life throws you a curveball, or level-up when you're ready to take your life to the next level and climb the next mountain. Compassionate, connected, unconditional support. Get it here.

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You were born perfectly imperfect. 

Embrace who you are and who you're becoming!

In ten years of photographing life, love and beauty, my favourite sessions are the ones with women — connecting, collaborating, and creating memories and moments that are meaningful to you.  Are you ready to love who you are and who you are becoming?

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More About My Conscious Creation Journey


Cultivating Courage

As an adventurer and seeker, I have spent a good portion of my life following opportunities for adventure and growth and enjoying the journey of becoming who I was born to be.

FINALLY, in my 40s I feel like I am emerging as my TRUE self, living the  AUTHENTIC life that I was born for, yet still growing into myself every day. I'm here (on this earth!) to fulfill my potential — hopefully you are too?! 

Change takes courage, and courage is simply a muscle that we exercise — simple, daily actions that move us towards our goal. And hopefully by now you recognize that the ultimate goal is feeling good? Even when you're climbing proverbial mountains and catching the curveballs of life, it's possible to feel good and enjoy the journey — even when the journey gets dark and lonely.

Climbing Proverbial Mountains

Through my 20s and 30s I was a fearless adventurer — I exercised my courage muscle repeatedly, embarking on numerous career and life changes that saw me living overseas for nearly a decade, traveling to over 65 countries around the world, and repeatedly choosing the courageous path. 

This path included living in Japan for two years, then solo backpacking my way home through Southeast Asia, China, Russia & Italy. It was on these journeys that I started to get a taste of what life was like in the non-western world. I began to understand an important life lesson: the people in the poorest places, with the least 'stuff', were absolutely the happiest, most joyous, present and grateful people I met. It was a bit perplexing at first, having been raised in the Western world where material goods and high-powered career achievements were the drivers I was brought up to understand and desire.

Being vs. Doing — The Essence of It All

Danielle LaPorte's book "The Desire Map" flipped my ENTIRE approach to goals on its head. I always had dreams and set goals, but I never fully understood WHY I wanted the things I did. I put all these things on my '40 things to do before I'm 40' list, but even when they were done, many of them felt a little disconnected for me. I wanted to stop doing and start BEING. 

Desire Mapping helped me recognize that some of the things I wanted were not MY things at all — they were just things society told me I wanted, or in some cases, things I wanted for the 'wrong' reasons (think ego, social acceptance, and any other number of external and unfulfilling 'whys'). Now that I have that clarity and confidence, my desires are clear (and I believe I am WORTHY of them!) and my choices are SO much simpler! I can consciously create the life I crave. 

That doesn't mean that I always make the right choice or that I never have to pivot, but it DOES mean that I recognize the need to pivot much faster, and things flow much more smoothly than ever before. I wish this simplicity and clarity for you too! 

Fulfilling My Potential and Finding My Purpose to Serve

I've always been a teacher, even when I resisted it because I wanted to be different (I come from a LONG line of school teachers & administrators!)  Every job I've ever had has seen me get promoted or transform into a position of training and leadership, and I love sharing knowledge and collaborating with people to come up with the best solutions and the simplest strategies and systems for success.  

When I fell in love with Standup Paddle Boarding, I became a SUP Instructor, when I fell in love with meditation, I became a Meditation Leader, when I fell in love with The Desire Map, I became a Desire Map Facilitator. And when I finally fell in love with myself, I became a Self-Love and Conscious Creation Coach. This is my purpose. This is my path. This is my North Star, and I'm so grateful that I finally cultivated the courage to stop circling it and head due north.

Are you ready to do the same?  Your current situation is not your final destination. Courage is a decision.

I'd love to connect with you, support you, serve you, and help you feel seen, heard and understood while you learn to love yourself and who you're becoming.  Please join me on the Conscious Creation Path, I'd be honoured to be your supporter and guide.

With much love & gratitude,


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