Who I Am

carmita_swing2Following formalities, I will say I am a Life Coach, Rebirthing Practitioner, Bach Flowers Practitioner, Chemical Engineer, M Sc. Environmental Engineer, Management Systems Auditor… Oops, that sounds like a lot of tittles, but they don’t describe who I am, they only describe some certificates I have collected so far.

I am a woman, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, but mostly a curious and passionate being who loves music, dancing, learning, as well as supporting and encouraging others through powerful conversations, empowering coaching sessions, dynamic workshops and provocative articles to uncover the gem that lies inside them and take the time and effort to polish it, so they can shine with their gorgeous light and make this a better world, a step and a person at a time.

 

My Journey

 

My journey begun in the late 70s while studying for my Master’s degree, when I became aware of how our decisions change our surrounding world, but it was in the late 90s, while training to become a Rebirthing Practitioner, when I began to realize the importance of a human being who cares for himself and for his surrounding environment in the achievement of what is called sustainable development. We have to balance of our Self-Ecology first, if we want to make the changes needed to have social equity and economic advancement in our societies.

In 1997, I made a first shift in my career, when I became a Certified Rebirthing Practitioner, after seeing how this practice changed my life. It lent me a fresh lens that enriched my career, as an engineer, and through the years, allowed me to see how the organizations are a reflexion of their members and their beliefs and how the principles of environmental management, management systems and project management, could be applied to our daily lives.

Having the opportunity of mentoring and coaching many young professionals through my career has been a blessing for me, as I was able to not only influence their professional approach, but in some cases their lives too. By helping them see their potential, overcome their limitations and apply to their daily lives the principles of excellency, continual improvement and sustainable development they were applying at work, they felt empowered and willing to realize their potential.

Lots of things have changed in my life. I’ve kept learning, changing and evolving. I have moved cities, countries, until there was a moment when I couldn’t find any more joy in my work, I was feeling stuck, empty, out of balance, demotivated and depressed, although I had what is defined as success.

After evaluating what was happening in my life and what options were available to me, I decided to take a detour in my life, get trained as a Personal Performance Coach and retire from a 40 year successful career as engineer, to dedicate myself to what I love and enjoy doing the most.

Today as a Life Coach, I empower and support professional women to live each day feeling motivated, with a reason to take action, in control of their circumstances and what is happening in their lives; having a North and knowing where they are heading to with their lives, so they can have the life they have dream of and they deserve to have.

When I started working with Carmita, the only thing I knew was that I wanted to make some changes in my life and she helped me think through things and then take measures to get results.

In each session Carmita helped me to stay focused on my goals, make decisions based on my needs, and overcome the fears/insecurities that didn’t allow me to move forward. She made me see that I am enough and I deserve the best.

I really feel that I am more determined in getting what I want and I am in the right path for reaching my goals. Thanks Carmita for being firm and sensitive as needed.

Carmen Guzman

Doha, Qatar, Aug 2015

My Approach

I am aware of the fact that the reality that surrounds us is a reflexion of our thoughts and beliefs, and I am convinced that in order to achieve economic advancement, equity and justice in the world, we need to begin at a personal level, with sustainable lives, having an ecological balance between who we are, what we do, what we have and what we believe; loving and respecting ourselves and from there our neighbour and surrounding environment.

In my practice as Life Coach and Speaker, I merge my experience as engineer, trainer, coach, mentor and consultant with the principles and concepts of coaching, Rebirthing and other personal development philosophies to create and support you on your journey to find your answers, reconnect with your inner resources, overcome your limitations, achieve balance, meaning, joy and purpose and design and implement the life you want and deserve.

I am here to serve you and support your unique journey to uncover and reach your potential.