I am Carmin Wharton and I am a Life and Business Coach. I work with women like you who find themselves stuck trying to achieve life or business goals. Together we can devise a strategy for manifesting your dream life or business. I can help you discover what you REALLY want out of life (which may or may not include a profitable business). We will then help you create a road map to steer you in the direction of achieving your goals.
I know what it’s like to have really big dreams. I also know what it’s like not having enough self-confidence to take action steps to bring those dreams to life. I also know what it’s like to be stuck smack dab in the middle of fear. Because of this fear, you are unable to create goals and a plan of action to attain those goals.
I floundered for years working at jobs that I really didn’t love or if I did love the job, the pay was not good all while raising 2 children alone following THE most painful divorce (I’ve lived through more than one divorce). One thing I learned at those not so great jobs is that I have a God-given skill of empowering and motivating women of all ages and every ethnicity. It was not uncommon for women to gather around my desk seeking advice for one life issue or another. This happened at every job!
In my life and business coaching practice I see the same thing again and again: brilliant women whose ideas and leadership could change the world, except that they didn’t see, believe in, or trust their own abilities. My work evolved to focus on helping women play bigger by achieving focused goals, for the sake of their own fulfillment and for the sake of the world.
The Consummate Entrepreneur
Another thing I did over the years when I would get sick and tired of being looked over for promotions or earning a small salary attached to a fancy sounding job title, was to start businesses.
Having owned a successful cake decorating business, ladies suit and accessory business and an event planning firm, I know what challenges you are facing starting and sustaining your business. The largest event I planned was the national alumni association convention for a well-known HBCU (Historically Black College University) – Florida A&M University. The keynote speaker was TV Judge Greg Mathis (that’s me and the judge at another event I planned – his aunt’s 90th birthday party).
I know what it’s like to have a wonderful dream life or business in my head but not be able to drive the dream out of my head and into reality because I was stuck somehow. However, once I uncovered the secrets to successful goal achievement, there was no stopping me!
I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at the age of 38 while juggling the demands of single parenthood to my two children. Nine years later I returned to school to earn my Master of Science Degree in Education – in one year – while working a 50 hour a week demanding state university job.
Self-publishing Know How
As I worked full-time jobs, I walked around with my book manuscript in a back pack for 5 years before I self-published my book, Lessons Learned While Looking for Love in All the Wrong Faces ! Low self-confidence and belief that I should be embarrassed about my past relationships is the reason I walked around with a completed manuscript. Because I am a best selling published author, if your goal is to self-publish a book, I can coach you through publishing your first book!
While starting my businesses and publishing my book, because funds were limited, I had to teach myself everything about starting a business and self-publishing. I taught myself things like: how to build a website from scratch, how to build a mailing list, how to set up social media profiles, how to form an LLC, how to prepare a book manuscript for publishing, how to get a book in online retail outlets like Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and public libraries.
This girl has been on the business (and life) battlefield for a long time! As a Life and Business Coach, I can help you get where you want to go faster because I can teach you what you need to know to get started or to take your business and your life to the next level. I will help you shorten the learning curve thus eliminating a lot of frustration and overwhelm.
Steps to a Successful Life
I also know what it’s like to face great challenges while trying to achieve a cherished goal. I have experienced divorces, foreclosure, illness, car repossession and the death of my parents while working to make my dreams a reality. While I am not a licensed counselor, as a Life and Business Coach I can help you work through things which may be holding you back from achieving your goals and help you gain the clarity and focus you must develop if you are going to live the life you are dreaming about!
I have proven to myself and coached many women advising them that the recipe for a successful life is this:
• Decide what you REALLY want and BELIEVE that you can have what you want!
• Be willing to do what it takes to get what you REALLY want.
• Feel the fear of taking actions outside of your comfort zone and walk through the fear.
One of my latest and greatest goal achievements was to purchase my dream home which required that I move to a new state! I couldn’t locate the house of my dreams in my price range in my home state of Florida so I used the “recipe” above and took a leap of faith and moved to Atlanta, GA. I am now living in my gorgeous dream home! As it turned out, moving to Atlanta was the best move I could’ve made for my business as well. Was I scared to move to a new state? Yes I was but instead of focusing on the fear, I held onto my faith that it would work out and I held onto my vision of living in my dream home. I challenged my beliefs and dared embracing the unknown. I thought out of the box and tested doing things differently. I can show you how to do the same thing.
You Can Achieve Your Goal
As they say, “Proof is in the pudding” so I want to share with you visual proof that goal achievement is possible even if you have faced adversities and difficulties. Below are pictures of two houses. The picture of the first house (the tiny light green one) is the house in Tampa, Florida I built from the ground up. I was a single parent to two very young children when this house was built. After a horrible divorce, I lost the house to foreclosure. The picture of the second house is the dream home I live in now in Atlanta, GA! I share these pictures not to brag but to prove to you, the power of setting goals based on what you REALLY want, believing that you can have what you REALLY want and taking systematic action steps to achieve what you REALLY want!
I have achieved cherished goals (dream home, graduate degree, successful businesses, self-publishing a book) because I decided what I REALLY wanted. I was willing to take action steps to get what I wanted in spite of setbacks and no matter how scared I became, I kept moving forward toward achieving my goal.
Coaching and mentoring women has led to some exciting opportunities such as meeting the former boxing heavy weight champion of the world, Evander Holyfield. He is a great man of faith. I have also spent met and spent a glorious evening with highly acclaimed actress and director, Debbie Allen.
However, no opportunity has been as great as meeting amazing women, such as yourself, and participating in transforming their lives!
There are things I strongly believe in: what you strongly desire in your soul – that dream that won’t let go of you – means that God, the Universe or whatever you call your Higher Power, wants you to have whatever “it” is. You are as beautiful and unique as a snowflake and you deserve to live your best life!
Check out my coaching programs to see how I can help you achieve your goals and make things happen in your life – on your own terms!