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Katharina Haynes Bethea


I met Carolyn while on vacation in Colorado during a pivotal time in my life.  I was considering several options and felt completely overwhelmed and frustrated.  Afraid to make a wrong choice.  After a few conversations, I knew I wanted to work with her.  Over the course of a few months, she helped me shift my perspective and craft the life I want to lead.  Her approach is not dogmatic and you get what you put into it.  Carolyn wants you to succeed on your own terms and will be your biggest cheerleader.  I highly recommend working with her!

Molly Mathis


“If you’re looking to create real clarity and momentum in your life and you are ready to make it happen, please reach out to Carolyn!

I’m a huge believer in people coming into your life for a reason. We had the pleasure of getting introduced through a mutual friend, and through the course of my conversations with Carolyn, it quickly became evident I needed to take the advice I give to my guests — mix things up and start moving the needle on several key areas of my life.

I admit that I was initially apprehensive/skeptical about the concept of life coaching. It seemed a bit ambiguous and, mistakenly, I assumed it centered mainly on problems or issues. Happy to say Carolyn has transformed my outlook on this. (We don't think twice about hiring a sports coach to help us optimize future performance — why should life/business/parenting be any different?)

Carolyn possesses a true gift for taking seemingly complicated concepts and breaking them down into manageable, understandable and “doable” pieces.

Don’t overthink it (I’ve learned that). The best investment you can continue to make is on your own wellbeing — it’ll spill over into every other area of your life.”

Charles Johnson

Thousand Oaks

“Carolyn coached me through an exceptionally difficult time at my work, when I felt trapped in a job that made me unhappy.  She helped me to re-frame my situation, eradicating my trapped feeling and ultimately enabling me to find the confidence and words to effectuate a change that resulted in a broader and infinitely more satisfying role.  I was - and remain - blown away by her ability to open my eyes to new possibilities that were always there.” 

Kayvan Gabbay

New York City

“As an advocate of life coaching, I have worked with a number of coaches in the past, and I can say that Carolyn is by far one of the best coaches I’ve worked with. Her ability to create clarity, peace of mind, and forward action is extraordinary. She helped me take action and create positive results in several important areas of my life. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone who is serious to do the work necessary to live a more fulfilling life.”

David Levy

Los Angeles

“I usually don't give five star ratings to anyone unless they truly deserve it. It means that they have to be 100%, not even a 95%. I can confidently say that Carolyn is the best!

Within a very short period of time, she was able to open up doors for me which I didn't even know existed. While working with her, life becomes much clearer and challenges turn into possibilities. She helped me create foundational principles that have served me in all life situations, be it business or personal. Carolyn is highly intuitive and has a special gift of knowing where to go to breakdown the barriers that stopped you in life. I recommend her to anyone.”

Kristi Snyder

Lake Tahoe

“Working with Carolyn has taught me so much.  I’m now living a life that is defined by clarity of thought and freedom of action.  Carolyn helped me navigate a very difficult moment in my life and opened my eyes to my true potential.  She helped me identify my priorities, and manage my time optimally and meaningfully. My days have transformed from busy and harried to purposeful and productive.  

Even my friends comment on how much I’ve changed; enjoying every precious moment of life and not creating stress for myself and others.  Carolyn is an amazing person, friend and life coach, and I strongly recommend her to anyone who is ready to do the work.”

Linda Lysing

Santa Monica

“Carolyn Mahboubi is a treasure. Putting myself into her deft and intuitive hands has brought me to a higher understanding of self, and has helped clear the way for what I am truly capable of. She helps redirect your energy to the things that matter to you most. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to create higher quality and authenticity in the way they live.”

David Daley

Hermosa Beach

"Carolyn’s style is subtle yet empowering.  She was able to navigate me to the questions I needed to ask myself and would use her innate and uncanny abilities to get me to delve further until I would experience a breakthrough.  She made it comfortable for me to go places that I was too uncomfortable to go before. Making the experience more powerful is that all this happens while surrounded and connecting with the natural world.  The sessions she held while hiking in the Santa Monica mountains were a perfect backdrop for me as an athlete and a reminder of the therapeutic powers of the natural world.  I’m grateful for where I am in my life today and the confidence that moving forward, I can craft my own narrative."

Sharlette Hambrick

Los Angeles

“My phone rang in the car and it was Carolyn. I honestly did not know what a Life Coach was or that I needed one. I thought she was going to try to make me go on one of the long crazy runs. What I do know is a very good friend of mine called (not texted) to ask how I was doing. I pulled to the side of the road and started to cry. I realized that I no longer knew what I was feeling or what my goals were in life. I was spinning in butter in every aspect of my life. We did not find all the answers on that one call but, 3 months later I have clarity, direction, and unapologetic drive. I highly recommend the expertise of my professional and caring friend. Give yourself a break and the gift of a Life Coach like Carolyn.”