About

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Hi, I’m Carol Merwin. I am here to help you clarify  your dream, discover your next step, move into action, and build the resilience that will keep you true to your dream when you encounter challenges.

Every important transformation in my life has included a relationship with someone who helped me, a new form of creative expression, a new perspective on how my past has served me, and support for busting out of my comfort zone in a big way. Those are elements I bring to coaching.

When I look at my life I’m astonished that every dream I’ve had, I’ve made a reality. Life is good and keeps getting even better. I come from a background filled with challenges and barriers, struggle and pain. Yet I’m living the good life.  This required me to reach out for help, fill in skill gaps, find peace, acceptance and healing through spiritual practice. I learned to value and honor my journey, my lessons, my complexity, my struggles. Most importantly, I taught myself to be resilient and never give up on my dreams no matter how steep the climb.

My coaching comes from a place of deep compassion for the challenges you may have encountered. Whatever your history, you can have your heart’s desire. If this resonates, let’s talk. Contact me.

A little more about me…

I hold degrees in Computer Science and Addiction Counseling. I also hold a M.A. in Spiritual Psychology. I was an I.T. professional for 14 years, designing and building computer systems for an international Fortune 500 business. I counseled convicted felons with alcohol and drug addictions to help them transform in ways that supported success outside of prison. I trained as a Whole Person Life Coach through Baraka Institute – Coach Training World. The common element in these careers is that I love to work with people in times of transformation — whether that is working with new technology, or creating a new life after prison & addiction, or reinventing your life in a way that supports your dreams.

I learn and grow through my coaching, marriage, parenting, service work, writing, art, and spiritual practice. I am proud to call Portland, Oregon my home – a city that is home to an abundance of creatives, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, outdoor enthusiasts, dog lovers, political & social activists, foodies, and diverse spiritual practices. I’m an introvert, a geek, an artist, and a life-long learner with intense interest in the research revealing the convergence of science and spirituality, and in recent advances in neuroscience that are showing new opportunities to accelerate healing and transformation.

The happiest words I have ever heard: “The conversation we had changed my life.” Some of the saddest words I’ve ever heard: “I wish you had been a coach when I still wanted to find a life partner, now I’ve given up on that dream.”

I have built a life I love while being true to who I am and honoring my journey. I hold the hope and possibility that it can happen for you as well.

Want to talk more, have some questions? Contact me to set up a time for a conversation.

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Have a question about my coaching services? Check out my FAQ page or better yet, Contact me.