Testimonials

“Cara Lyn was my coach during a period time in which both my personal and professional lives were in disarray.  She ultimately helped me discover that in order to make the changes I needed in my life, I had to make a commitment to take specific action.  She always held me accountable for those actions, which showed me that she cared about my goals.  Cara Lyn’s coaching approach is the perfect mix of wit, sharpness, attentiveness, and humor with dash of sensitivity.  I cannot recommend a better person to anyone looking to empower themselves through personal growth and change.”

– Mherissa Reyes, Research Administrator – UC Berkeley, CA

 

“I have been working with Cara Lyn for several months now and it has been a very positive and transformative experience. She knows how to ask the right questions and really has helped me develop the best approaches to areas of my personal and professional life. After every session I feel inspired and motivated, no matter what mindset I was in when the session started. I cannot recommend Cara Lyn more highly to anyone looking to make a positive change in their lives.”

– Tyler Ham, Art Director/Creative Consultant, Mill Valley CA

 

“I had a successful career in one field, but my heart was invested in an idea that would move me to another discipline, and other continent! After 6 months of coaching with CL, discovering this deep wish for a new career and exploring its viability, we now live in Kenya! We launched the program for our first high school this month and will have the first session with 40 students registered! My dream actually came true!!! I thank Cara Lyn for all the incredible coaching, it was the single push that I needed that made this happen.”

– Scholastica Kinuthia,  CEO of Majiji.org – Kenya

 

“Never one to shy away from an opportunity to improve the way we offer personal and professional development to our staff, she has contributed in so many ways. On a daily basis, I’m impressed with the way she absolutely embodies the learnings she is delivering; whether it be to make our leaders better coaches, to more tactical training our staff needs to do their jobs more efficiently and offer better customer service. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she’s a terrific teammate that I’d welcome ANY opportunity to work with her on ANY project, ANYwhere.”

– Arliss Nakken, Senior Communications Director – UC Berkeley, CA

 

“I had the great honor to be CaraLyn’s coach trainer and certification program leader at The Coaches Training Institute. When I met her I was immediately impressed by her commitment and effort to become a master coach and during the program she demonstrated a great passion for learning and coaching. At the end of the program it was clear that she had reached coaching mastery, great level of trust on herself and knowledge of the Co-Active model. I would like also to acknowledge her courage and authenticity, values that are serving very well on her coaching.  I would definitely recommend and hire CaraLyn as a coach and any position, she will shine on it!”

– Alberto Pollini, MasterCoach @ CTI, Founder and CEO at Mindgate Executive Coaching and Leadership – New York, NY

 

“Cara Lyn is a highly skilled coach with clarity, courage to name elephant in the room and with empathy for her clients. She challenges thinking patterns of her clients when she sees that those are not serving her clients well. She radiates confidence and takes a stand for her clients’ growth. I had a privilege to work with Cara Lyn during our coaching certification program and can recommend her to anyone seeking good quality coaching.”

– Natalia Stolyga, Professional Coach and Leadership Development Specialist – Sweden

 

“Cara Lyn served as my professional coach during a tough transition time point in my career. She gave me the grounding skills and internal vision to power through my conflicting internal dialogue and helped me navigate through some external conflict until I was able to re-engage in myself and my own path. Her investment in establishing a personal connection and her ability to navigate murky waters in an effort to identity the ticking points denotes confidence from her clients and sets her apart and above.”

– Naseem Ghaffari, Human Resources Manager – UC Berkeley, CA

 

“Cara Lyn is a breath of fresh air. Her coaching approach is witty, wise, concise and on point. Working with Cara Lyn is like a slap in the face (no hiding, wake up!) and warm supportive hug at the same time. The thing about Cara Lyn is that she makes you feel like anything is possible and the result is you wanting to work harder and fully show up for yourself.”

– Natalia Dugandzic, Mindset and Executive Leadership Coach – San Francisco, CA

 

“Cara Lyn is an enthusiastic, organized, thoughtful course room manager, who transitions smoothly between an assisting leadership role and a visible leadership role as needed. She is passionate about human potential and growth, and WOW! Is she fun to work with. Smart, kind, compassionate, quick-witted, with that perfect kind of entertaining style that makes learning fun and rich, she is the real deal in terms of coaching, leading, and training! I can’t wait for more opportunities to collaborate with her!”

– Jeff Jacobson, Professional Training and Coaching Consultant – Los Angeles, CA

 

“Cara Lyn delivered a change management and coach training to 80 of our staff in HR and it was so well done!!!  It met (and surpassed) all of our expectations.  I spoke to so many people who felt that they actually “moved through” stuck barriers on issues they had been addressing.  I know that is true for me personally.  There were a LOT of “ah-ha” moments.  Not to mention the humor and polished delivery.  All of it was just perfect!”

– Wendy Lam, Director of Human Resources – Dominican University of California

 

“Cara Lyn manages to be insightful, empathetic, pragmatic, and fierce all at once. She has helped me get on my way to achieving goals that I have been desperately trying to reach for years. Her coaching isn’t a magic pill, but her approach has empowered me to take responsibility for my actions and to create a closer alignment between my values and my behavior, all while being kind to myself in a way that is both freeing and motivating.”

– Anna Meister, HR Specialist – UC Berkeley, CA

 

“If someone had told me I’d be seeing a coach 2 years ago I would have laughed. Now I embrace coaching wholeheartedly and that’s because of Cara Lyn, who turned me from a skeptic to someone benefiting greatly from her knowledge, expertise and amazing heart.”

-Trisha Kozu, Attorney with Microsoft – Seattle, WA

 

“I cannot express to you how amazing Cara Lyn is. She is a stellar coach and has helped me empower myself to be ME. After our most recent session, I thought about my intentions and I have been truly heard by everyone I have spoken with, and it is the most freeing feeling. I LOVE IT! Thank you!!!”

– Kelli Parsons, Mom Extraordinaire, Bay Area CA

 

“Cara Lyn is a divergent thinker. She has an ability to see things from the bird’s eyeview which unearths the hidden treasures in others. A forthright, honest and a sincere guide one could be blessed with”.

– Nevidita Krishnaswami, Co-Active Coach, Family and Youth Coaching, CA

 

“Always Elevating!” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Cara Lyn. Cara Lyn is a powerful coach and has an effervescent passion for learning and development! She came into a change fatigued organization, and made big, meaty recommendations that still enhance the organization today. She is wonderful in the c-suite, and in team coaching!”

– Emily Howe, Director of Organizational Change Management – Portola Advisors, SF CA