PRIVATE COACHING CLIENT
I was recently introduced to Carley and could tell that she was a warm and caring coach. After a short discussion, I knew I had to try her services. What started out as my desire for some coaching to improve my diet quickly morphed into a holistic review of my life. We quickly figured out that my work/life balance needed to be addressed before anything else. Carley is guiding me through some life changing times with the utmost compassion while keeping it FUN!
I can confidently refer her to anyone ready to make a change in life.
CUSTOMIZED SELF-CARE ROUTINE CLIENT
I really appreciate you taking the time to talk and explain all the aspects of what you're doing, and adding me to all these groups to learn about increasing my self-care. It's funny how people reconnect sometimes. It's been almost 10 years since we graduated, and even though we didn't talk much, or hang out it's nice to be able to reconnect, and now you're helping me learn to love and care for myself first. I appreciate YOU!
PRIVATE COACHING CLIENT
At the risk of sounding overly sentimental, I would say that working with Carley over these past 6 months has been like a warm clear ray of sunshine penetrating the dark corners of my mind and body. I came to Carley basically 'on my knees'. I was feeling totally hopeless about my eating habits, my mental health, and my overall perspective on life. Carley has been like a bridge connecting me to a new way of thinking - from the shores of despair and self-loathing across to the wide-open fields of acceptance, willingness, and self-assurance. And a new way of taking action.
Once the door into the darkness of my mind was opened (just slightly) the light of Carley Schweet poured in. It allowed me to take a look around and see just what exactly was going on. The key for me in succeeding or failing throughout the process has always been willingness. There were times when I really struggled with that. And as I approached a 'Carley session' I would begin to feel massive pangs of guilt and fear thinking I was going to be in big trouble because I had fallen off the wagon (of better eating) and indulged in my old bad habits. Then I would see her and her bright smile would simply disarm any of those feelings of fear and guilt. Her gentle way allowed me to see that this change in my life is about having ups and downs. It's about making progress and at times falling down, but always getting back up! That this 'change' I worked for is no small deal. She was always amazed at my progress even if it was small.
Carley has a keen and crystal clear eye for seeing the good in me. She sees the progress and points out how big small changes can be. At times, what I thought might be an insignificant change or even something I thought I failed at doing, she would change my perspective and turn my “failure” on its head and give me the opposite point of view. My struggle with sugar is the perfect example. Throughout my time with Carley I have been trying to stay off sugar and rid myself of my cravings. I can remember at one point I stayed off if it for 12 days but then had a significant slip (Easter...darn chocolate bunnies!). Going into our session I felt really bad about it. Like overly bad. Like I should just give up because I'm never going to change. That session proved to be a turning point. Carley's reaction to my slip was not what I was expecting. She said, “I totally understand...I've been there myself. But you had 12 days of no sugar. That's amazing Josh!” I was like....ah....wait, aren't we going to focus on how much I screwed up? No, we are not. We got deep. Talked a lot about my whole life. Going way back. Carley talked to me about my Primary Food. What is that? Essentially it is your mental health. Your spiritual health. Your state of mind. The big pieces in your life. Oh...that. Up to that point, I had been neglecting that. Again, Carley began to shine the light on something that I didn't think was at all relevant to my eating or my physical health. Turns out, this primary food is hugely relevant and proved to be the game-changer for me. After that session, I began to get my primary food in order (for me it is meditation) and it had a huge impact on my daily point of view.
And that's just it! Carley recognizes the struggle with such compassion and support, but then moves on to then focus on what I did that was good and right. It's a slight shift in my thinking and my point of view, but it made all the difference. For so long in my life, I've been focusing on what I've been doing wrong that I've missed out on seeing and feeling what I've accomplished and done right. Carley has helped me to actually be in the feelings of accomplishing my goals. To live in it. To feed it. And guess what? It's hungry!!
My experience in working with Carley Schweet has been life changing. As I build stronger eating habits (lots of veggies, good Whole Foods level 4/5 types of meat, and NO sugar!) I build stronger thinking habits as well. The right thinking and right eating builds on itself. There has been a real actual change to my palate. It's amazing. I simply have much less of a desire to indulge in food I used to eat that are processed and filled with chemicals. I feel the strength and confidence growing into a desire and craving to eat real food!!
To say thank you would not even come close to the gratitude I feel for Carley Schweet. From deep within my heart, I say resounding Thank You, Carley! And the journey continues...
PRIVATE COACHING CLIENT
To be honest I did not know what I wanted to get out of working with Carley but the results have been life changing. I was in a rut professionally, physically, and emotionally. I just moved to New York and was struggling to find myself, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, without jeopardizing my personal life. Throughout the six-month program, Carley helped me realize my potential and set realistic goals. I have conquered all my dietary issues, started a new job, and began participating in healthy lifestyle activities.
I would recommend Carley to anyone and everyone. She is just a normal girl with an ABUNDANCE of knowledge and guidance. She understands your "issues" and tries to adjust your lifestyle at the core. Being a young adult is hard and without Carley's help, I do not think I would be as successful as I am today. I was skeptical of the process, of the possible outcomes, and of the purpose. I can honestly say Carley has changed my life and I owe her for it.
PRIVATE COACHING CLIENT
1. MY TOP THREE GOALS UPON STARTING THE PROGRAM WITH CARLEY WERE:
To lose weight by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, become educated on what foods I should and should not eat, and have a better understanding of what is needed for me to live life by getting the most out of each day. I lost touch of what I enjoy. I was living for other people.
2. CARLEY WAS ABLE TO HELP ME WORK TOWARD THESE GOALS BY:
Providing me with support, encouragement and most importantly holding me accountable. Carley made this journey feel like I wasn’t alone. She was there with me every step of the way. I admire and respect her guidance and relentless desire to see me succeed.
3. THE BIGGEST TANGIBLE CHANGE I HAVE NOTICED SINCE BEGINNING THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN:
My jeans! They are big, baggy, and saggy! I love it!
4. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OVERALL CHANGE I HAVE NOTICED HAS BEEN:
My attitude and awareness towards everything in my day to day life. I am more aware of what is needed for me to be happy on a daily basis. I am more focused and determined to keep a balance between myself and others.
5. I WOULD DESCRIBE MY COACH AS:
Passionate, committed, enthusiastic, encouraging, driven, caring, motivating, knowledgeable, and dependable.
6. I WOULD RECOMMEND MY COACH TO:
Anyone looking to improve their lifestyle, self-worth, accountability, and attitude. If there is any doubt in your mind that you can be a better version of yourself I would suggest getting in touch with Carley. She will get you to that next level.
7. OTHER COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK:
When I began this journey I didn’t know what to expect. Working with Carley has completely changed my life. I had lost touch with my creative side. With Carley’s coaching I was able to discover photography, painting, and many other talents I didn’t realize I loved. She has given me the ability to believe more in myself. She has educated me on what the body needs to stay healthy. She has opened my eyes to so many different things. I am grateful, thankful, and blessed to have been a part of this experience.