Testimonials & Press

“CLG is fantastic! As a coach myself, often I’ve already done extensive self-coaching on an issue by the time I talk about it with her—yet without finding peace or resolution. CLG not only tolerates but embraces my know-it-all attitude! She pushes me passionately to achieve my potential while always remaining respectful of my boundaries, a tricky but critical balance. I am strong-willed for sure, and I’m glad to have found a coach who can match that while maintaining a safe, trusted space. She always manages to find a new more hopeful perspective for me. Thanks CLG!”

– Start-Up Executive Coach, San Francisco CA

“I can say without hesitation that I have benefited tremendously from my time with Cara Lyn.  She employs her talents for active listening and intuitive perception to offer thought-provoking questions that help facilitate reflection and growth in your life.  In doing so, she has repeatedly helped me identify mental barriers that are present in my way of thinking that are actually preventing me from having an accurate and complete perspective of any given situation. In each session, she is insistent on forming specific, pragmatic plans of action for actually taking action and achieving progress on your areas of concern.”

– Trial Lawyer, Halperin Law Center, Richmond VA

“Cara Lyn was highly influential in promoting strong team dynamics and a positive office atmosphere through her facilitated courses. I also enrolled in her “Consultative Skills” class, where I gained helpful communication strategies that I continue to use on a daily basis. She has a unique ability to intertwine humor, wisdom, empathy and tough love. She is fierce and her life insights and daily coaching tips are impactful. I am a personally and professionally a better person after knowing her.”

– Certified Research Administrator, Bay Area CA

“I cannot express to you how amazing Cara Lyn is. She is a stellar coach and has helped me empower myself to be ME, and it is the most freeing feeling. I LOVE IT! Thank you!!!”

Stay at Home Parent, Foresthill CA

“I’ve worked with Cara Lyn about a year and she’s been a powerful force in helping me create positive change in my life. She’s infectiously energetic, hilarious, so fun to talk to, and sizzling with candor. She uses all of these assets– and so many more– to help me get crystal clear on what matters most and to hone my ability to make decisions in pursuit of that. The results are tangible: I make 22% more money…transitioned to a role I love and am richly fulfilled by, found my Great Love and am building a deeper connection with them every day, and have more clarity and confidence to shape my future than I ever have before. Wild endorsements for Cara Lyn! You’ll be forever grateful (like me) for working with her.”

– Project Manager at Shift Automotive, San Francisco CA

“My coaching experience with CLG thoroughly changed the way I approach my work and work life balance. I better understand my own strengths and the role that I play in my team, and how to get the best out of my colleagues. It has improved the way I communicate as a team member, leader, and individual impacting all aspects of my professional and personal life.”

– Senior Grants Manager, Berkeley CA

“Cara Lyn is clearly a very intuitive person (and a force of nature!) I’ve gotten so much value out of the sessions we’ve had. She’s helped me to better understand my own personal motivations and the core values that underlie the decisions I make. This has engendered greater awareness of how best to harness my own motivations and values to increase my work and personal productivity, fulfillment, and my physical and mental well-being. Additionally, our coaching allowed me to better identify where I should be spending less of my energy! I’m grateful for the benefits I’ve received from her insightful coaching and advice.”

-Senior Restoration Ecologist at GEI Consultants, Inc., Grass Valley 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.”

General Counsel and Head of Legal at Panopto, Seattle WA

“Cara Lyn is one of the best coaches I have ever worked with.  With her guidance, my impact and effectiveness as a leader in our business have grown tremendously, as has my confidence in my own skills.  I have learned a new style of communication that has enabled me to improve my relationships with employees, clients, and vendors.  I was so impressed that I implemented a coaching program for our entire support staff through C.L.G. Coaching.  Our employees have never agreed on something so wholeheartedly, but they all agree that coaching with Cara Lyn was the single most useful training program we have ever had at our firm.  I recommend C.L.G. Coaching for anyone who is need of coaching, guidance, and transformation in their professional or personal lives.”

-COO, Halperin Law Center, Richmond VA

“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.”

-Senior Financial Analyst, San Francisco CA

“I have been working with Cara Lyn 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.”

-Creative Director and Storyteller, San Francisco 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.”

-Senior Accounting Manager, San Francisco CA

“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. 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.

-Communications Specialist, Berkeley CA

“When I met her I was immediately impressed by her commitment…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. 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 Cara Lyn as a coach and any position, she will shine on it!”

-Founder and CEO at MINDGATE Executive Coaching & Leadership, Raleigh-Durham NA

“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.”

-Coaching and Leadership Development, Zürich, Switzerland

“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.”

-HR & Business Services Manager, Office of the CIO, 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.”

-Chief of Staff, Breathometer, 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!”

-Professional Training & Coaching Consultant, Los Angeles CA

“Cara Lyn delivered a change management and coach training to 80 of our staff in HR at Dominican University 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!”

-Director of Human Resources, Dominican University, San Rafael CA

“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.”

-Financial Planning and Systems Analyst, Oakland CA

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

-Family Life Coach, Pune India

“‘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!

-Corporate Gender Strategist, Portola Advisors, San Francisco CA

Facilitated Trainings

Presenter at the NOW Conference 2018 – Berkeley CA

Consultative Success for CUPA-HR 2018 – Dominican University, CA