Carol Lorraine

From a client who sent me paint chips for a custom Butterfly Jacket to wear to a wedding.

Hi Carol,

The Butterfly Jacket arrived today and I’m just delighted. You did a lovely job of matching the colors. Can’t wait to wear it!

Thanks so much for the very special garment.

Diane Nielen, Fullerton, CA

“Dearest Carol,

I just returned home and was so pleasantly surprised to receive your beautiful sarong and the matching scarf — wow! It is one of the most beautiful sarongs I have ever seen — THANK YOU! I can’t wait to wear it, especially when I return to Hawaii.

It was so great to spend time with you in Kona, and thank you again for sharing your beautiful creations with us all. I LOVE my mermaid cape so, so much! It was fun and flowing to wear! Thank you!!!!

Sending you lots of love,

Doreen Virtue

Dear Carol,

All I can say is “I’m speechless.” The wall hanging which you created for me is absolutely incredible. My 13-year-old daughter, Laura, who is quite a special soul, has an appreciation for fine art and gasped when she saw your scarf. Of course, she wants one now.

When I saw the piece it brought tears to my eyes as did the message which you enclosed. I have known for quite some time that I was accumulating a vast array of knowledge for some special reason not yet known to me. And, although the particulars of my work are not quite clear, I trust that this clarity is soon to arrive.

Thanks again for the incredible piece which will be displayed in a prominent place in my healing room. I wanted you to see how I’m using my beautiful prayer flag as a logo on my business card. It is done and it is beautiful.  Thanks again for your part in the creation of my new image. It feels just perfect to me.

Madeline Blazewicz Bresner, Bellevue, WA

Dear Carol,
I am thrilled with my special Spirit Creation: a soul essence sarong created with your intuition and talent. Not only is it beautiful — full of vibrant color and fluid movement, it’s sacred energy is tangible. I often use it in my work, placing it on the chair where some of my clients sit during our sessions together. Looking at it reminds me of who I am and that I am a part of something much larger. The feel of it is very expansive and I think of the Universe and my connection to the divine. When I travel, I often take it with me to use as an altar cloth or to lay on the bed or furniture wherever I am staying. I like having the beauty of it with me as well as its energy. My cat also likes it! 🙂


Denise Elizabeth Byron, Santa Cruz, CA

Dear Carol, I just wanted to thank you, with a deep bow, for the beautiful experience I had at your one-day creative Playshop. Before I arrived, I felt many things floating under the surface of my emotions. I have been transitioning from a marriage, a business, and into a deeper level of spiritual growth. A quote I just read really summed up my experience with you. It said that the biggest elements of failure are the lack of confidence and too much effort. Your love and encouragement really helped me to pull up on the “trying too hard” state of mind, and just get into the flow. Many images and symbols appeared through my creations that day. Your ability to gently remind everyone that it’s about process, or mystery rather than mastery, really gave me the permission to just play. I released my need to be perfect, and just explored. I came away with a deep sense of satisfaction, and I felt really calm; my mind could rest. The voices, or self-talk, had taken a little vacation. I could breathe again. In truth, that’s what it felt like, a mini vacation spent with a lovely gathering of women. Thank you so much for your devotion to teaching, and your craft.

Lori Solay, Creative Catalyst

Yes, yes, my silk wall hanging has arrived and it is beautiful!
My new healing room is still being built, but I’m hanging it in my bedroom so I can enjoy it until my healing room is done. I’m excited to have such a special piece to grace the walls. It’s the first thing I’ve bought for my space and it feels just perfect.

Thank you for your work, your special gifts and sharing them with me.”

Gail Feinstein, Bellevue, WA

Dear Carol,

Thank you again for the most exquisite gift I have ever received. It is so beautiful and I just spread it out to look at it each day. You are so talented and I think like you say, the dolphins and whales seem to come right through the cape and speak to me. I love it.
With love and appreciation,

Joan Ocean, Kealakekua, HI

Dear Carol,

How can I thank you enough for your wonderful, incredible silk cape, sarong, scarf and purse!!!! Wow, I was stunned and awed by the generosity of my wonderful dolphin podners!!!! I love the idea of you channeling the perfect colors and powerful energy of these goddess clothes. They are just stunning and I am having so much fun trying different ways of wearing them. Wow, I just love them all!! The colors are perfect. I have the perfect clothes to go with them and know that wearing them on our “mission” will help me to feel like I am moving into magnificence!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Much, much love and gratitude,

Trish Regan

Thank you for using your talent and skill for creating my vision. I appreciated how you listened closely to me and interpreted my clumsy sketches into glorious works of art. 

Shaman, A.T., Oakland, CA

“Now my vision and purpose to be a spiritual leader is totally clear and really lives in me.”

“Before working with Carol I was confused, unsure, & wondering if I was in the right job. Procrastination, lack of organization and confidence often stopped me. I wanted to make a bigger difference! After a personal retreat with Carol, my vision and purpose to be a spiritual leader is totally clear and really lives in me now. I believe in myself and my vision! I am in action, speaking with confidence, trusting myself to make decisions in challenging situations, and staying true to myself! I have a new and improved mindset and I know where I am going!! I am fully committed and grounded in who I am, why I’m here. I feel energized, focused and excited!

Judy Shook, Minister, Ukiah, CA

“My creative spirit is renewed & expanded as I joyfully open to the artist within.”

“When I met Carol my life had been through many changes leaving me filled with a sense of loss and a lack of joy and vitality. I longed to reconnect with life’s deeper meaning again as well as restore my innate enthusiasm, playfulness and sense of the sacred in all things. After one sacred art/mandala class with Carol my creative spirit is renewed and expanded as I joyfully open to the artist within. Now I enjoy a spiritual creative practice that I love. I am going deeper into my art’s meaning while also being playful & curiously experimenting with new ideas and media.”

Katherine Lake, Jewelry Designer, Atascadero, CA

“I have clarity about my vision, spiritual purpose & renewed enthusiasm.”

“Before working with Carol Lorraine I was going through lots of challenges. Something felt missing and out of balance in my life. I was unsure of what was next for me and was afraid about making changes. I wanted a new position in the world commensurate with my gifts and my longings so I could serve more people in a bigger way.

Through working with Carol I have clarity about my vision, spiritual purpose, and renewed enthusiasm. I am on track with my career intentions while creating more cash flow.

Without Carol’s coaching and mentoring I wouldn’t have the balance between my artistic and spiritual gifts and working my plan of practical focused actions. Carol helps me summarize, focus and quickly strategize. I’ve moved through resistance and blocks.

The best part is, now I can relax into the fun part of what I do and give more of my gifts to the world.”

Mimi Dye, Musician, Composer, San Jose, CA

After 30 years in business and a significant downsizing, I wanted to redefine and reenergize my chiropractic practice. We felt paralyzed, burned out and in overwhelm about what to do next to re-energize our practice, so I hired Carol Lorraine to be our business coach. Working with Carol in a short time has already helped us get into focused action, create priorities, and stay in the moment by creating specific goals and tracking systems. Carol has helped me rekindle my passion for serving others with a long anticipated refocusing of my vision and commitment. We are redefining our target market and offerings and making a new marketing plan based on a new business model. I am feeling more balanced, organized, confident, and hopeful that our business can and will be successful and sustainable! I look forward to a long-term relationship with our supportive and caring business coach, Carol Lorraine

Timothy Yates, D.C., Napa, CA

Thank God, I have you as my coach to help me stay in action, be accountable and grow my business as an artist! I am putting structures in place for scheduling regular painting times, along with monthly goals to move forward as a professional artist. I’m selling more paintings, learning about myself as an artist and entrepreneur, discovering what sells and why, and what I enjoy painting. Coaching with you helps me stay focused, confident, and restores my life/work balance when I get into overwhelm. As a passionate woman, artist, and coach, you understand what it takes to create a successful creative business.

In the back of my mind I had you in my back pocket encouraging me to be true to myself.  Thanks again for being the good listener I have come to count on.

PS– Carol, I thought you might like to know that I got accepted into Claremont for my MFA. It is hard to believe so much is changing and evolving. Thanks for the big part you had in helping me find a way to make all of this happen. The MFA program IS challenging. Getting up every day to do my own work is a whole new feeling. Remarkable to be around so many like-minded people, I am beginning to feel supported – maybe even for the first time in my life. Thanks so much for coaching me and helping me to take this leap to my passion.
Off to Paint, Suzanne

Suzanne, Professional Artist, Wife, and Mother of two

“I simplified many creative ideas into a concrete map to expand my business!”

“Before working with Carol I had lots of fun new ideas for my business but had trouble focusing and getting clear on the direction. I felt floaty and unsupported. I was confused about how to find the time and energy to manifest my new creative ideas and keep the cash flow going with the old business. I was disappointed that I couldn’t manifest my new ideas.

Within two months of working with Carol, I felt understood, relaxed, and centered, and simplified many creative ideas into a concrete map to expand my business. I experienced results quickly as I began to own and embody my powerful authentic self. As I became open I could listen more to my own wisdom and intuitive guidance.

Now with my heart and head aligned, I’m in touch with my passions and have gotten into my creative flow, which is now pulling me forward toward a business that I love! I have a new “heart singing” direction for my work helping others find their joyful selves that will make enough money to fulfill my other dreams.”

Ann Naimark, Therapist, Workshop Leader, Sacramento, CA

“I doubled my income, happily live in our ideal community with my family, and work in the perfect job!”

“Before working with Carol I was working a couple of part-time jobs, feeling unfulfilled and not making enough money. I felt scattered and unfocused. I felt disconnected to the community where we lived. I had ideas for a book that I wanted to publish, but no focus or schedule to get it to market.

After working with Carol for 3 months I doubled my income, happily live in our ideal community with my family, and work in the perfect job! I also published my book!

With Carol’s inspirational guidance, I feel so alive, happy, and energized in my new life!”

Betsy Stix, Author, Educator, Yoga Teacher, Ojai, CA

I began working with Carol to optimize my efforts when embarking on a number of new initiatives. The clarity, focus and insights she provided were a great help in my becoming more productive – with major positive results in my most important enterprise – the work I am doing for a new novel. After working with Carol I am much happier with my output and the quality of my work. Thank you, Carol!”

Carol’s Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Charles Rich, Napa, CA

Writer, Wholistic Web Support

“I am in the process of taking my life coaching practice of 10 years to the next level. I am also writing my first novel.  I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and wanted to clarify my values and vision and integrate my many experiences thus far while taking this next big step. Carol and I have a long history of working together and I knew she would be the perfect person to help me with this. As my first coach, she guided me through creative and active processes that supported my new path 13 years ago. I knew it was time to do this work again!

Through coaching with Carol Lorraine I am experiencing more clarity about who I am and what I want for my life and business than ever before. I feel free, balanced, calmer, and confident to move forward with the next level of my business. I feel comfortable with who I am so that I can be authentic and present with my clients. Carol’s coaching provides fertile ground for the seeds of me to grow, unimpeded.

I’ve come to see my strengths, tap into my wisdom, and embody the courage it takes to live a vital life. With her support, I am emerging into the vibrant creative force that I always intended to be in this lifetime. I feel free, energized, balanced, and confident, ready to move forward to the next phase of my life: publishing my first book, soon to be followed by several others.
Carol is a passionate, skilled and gifted coach who walks her talk. She guides me to look beyond my circumstances to the underlying truth of all things. Each appointment leaves me with a ‘wow’ and a deeper, richer understanding of myself. She helps me integrate my experiences as I powerfully transform who I am and live the life that I could only imagine!

Denise Elizabeth Byron, Certified Professional Coach, Sensuous Wisdom Mentor, Visionary Strategist, Santa Cruz, CA

“Sometimes “you can’t see the forest for the trees!” When I met with Carol to get some ideas on how to market my organizing and productivity business she helped me clear the fog and put together some creative packages to offer to prospective clients. I knew I should have done this project earlier but she made it so logical and easy. Thanks Carol! Your easy guidance helped me focus in the right direction.”

Nancy Lochmann, Simple Organized Solutions, Napa, CA

My coaching sessions with Carol helped me to clearly identify my goals, to design a path for reaching them, and a way to stay on that path. As a retired attorney who was used to being very busy juggling many activities to help others, I have come to see that life balance is the key to reclaiming my life. I am now living more in the flow of my natural rhythms, not driven by outer schedules and pressures. I am learning to relax, say “no” more, and to reclaim my creativity. I am okay now with allowing myself to take care of myself as much as I do for others. I am having so much fun finding what nurtures me as I let go of clutter and what no longer serves me. With Carol’s help, I have made significant progress toward the balanced life that I seek.

Phyllis, Retired Attorney, Napa, CA

“Carol Lorraine and I had an immediate connection. She is a free spirit with a great ear and powerful suggestions. Her enthusiasm is contagious and the way she encourages and motivates me to be intuitive is always delivered in a way that I resonate with. She is colorful and imparts her knowledge in the most artistic ways. Her experience and guidance in assisting me with finding my path and staying true to myself has been a tremendous blessing in my life. She has really helped me to see the how’s and why’s and that has made all the difference in my life. Thank you, Carol.”

By the way, the coaching session you did with me last year regarding finding a renter roommate paid off in spades. The ideal roommate dropped in my lap– effortlessly. I believe what helped was working with you to focus on what it was I truly wanted in a roommate and a roommate situation.

Tracy Talley, Restaurant and Hospitality, Portland, OR