Carlyn Shaw | Inspirational Storyteller & Speaker

Carlyn Shaw is a breath of fresh air leaving a trail of smiles wherever she goes. Her incredible ability to meet anyone where they are in life makes her a special soul, everyone can call, a friend. An experience junkie and manifesting machine, Carlyn follows her inner compass, planting her feet all over the planet and living life, hands on. Armed with confidence and courage, Carlyn magically turns stumbling blocks into stepping stones and Strangers Into Friends. Carlyn sees people as possibilities, knowing everyone shows up as a teacher, right on time. A connection catalyst, her super power is shining light on small world stories, no matter where she is in the world.

 With synchronicity on her side, Carlyn trusts everything she needs, is all around her. A purveyor of personal strength, Carlyn gives you permission to give yourself permission to do your day dreams. She lives from a place of vulnerability and authenticity, making her a winner at this game, we call, life.  A silver-lining seeker Carlyn guides people to transform into a version of themselves they didn’t believe possible. If you hang with Carlyn long enough she’ll have you believing you can do… anything, and you deserve it all, too. 

Her Story: 

In 1997, Carlyn faced her darkest year.

At 19 years old, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis followed by the death of two best friends, in separate car accidents. In the midst of despair, Carlyn became aware of the choices she had to help heal her broken heart and spirit. Since Google didn’t exist, Carlyn had to go within to uncover the means to shift her story. In this moment, a profound awareness swept over her: she had the choice, to allow life to happen to her, or for her. Applying this wisdom, she overcame debilitating depression and began a life both listening to and following, her heart.

 However, life happens in cycles. In 2009, Carlyn found herself spiraled again. Trapped in a cubicle and unfulfilling career, a bad relationship, negative thought patterns and the looming fear her MS symptoms could return, she reconnected to her awareness, dug deep within, reminding herself the power of asking for help, shifting perspectives and choosing love verse fear. Throwing conformity aside, Carlyn courageously leaped through her comfort zone. From planting her feet all over Peru to trading her MS medication for a pair of running shoes, the happier she got, the healthier she became. The permission to experience joy transformed her reality: mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Carlyn continues to wow the world. In 2010, Carlyn registered for her first Half Marathon. By 2015, she crossed the finish line for both the Boston and New York City Marathons, miraculously self healing her MS.

The more Carlyn embraces life, the more life embraces her, a concept she calls, Strangers To Friends. Carlyn magically attracts synchronistic strangers all over the world, showing up as guides and to be guided. Her unmistakable awareness of the thread of connection is the foundation for Strangers To Friends. In world more connected, yet disconnected, she bridges us all through stories. Carlyn’s contribution illuminates the light in everyone she meets, guiding them back to their truth, their purpose and their own unique gifts. 

Carlyn is a self guided source of wisdom and hope, circumventing the world on an epic life journey she invites everyone and anyone to join. If you want to hire Carlyn as a coach, speaker, facilitator or host her for an interview, please message directly. Thank you

To experience Carlyn’s guidance, facilitation and magnetism schedule a Complimentary Connection Discovery Call.  


Testimonials From Happy Clients

I found Carlyn through my best friend who suggested I should meet her after I was diagnosed with MS. She said, “You should meet Carlyn, she has MS, but you would never know it.” I watched her on social media for over a year until it was time for me to reach out. I was in an unhappy marriage, and MS as a disease is extremely isolating, too. I hadn’t met more than a few people with MS, although I’d been diagnosed for a few years. Carlyn was already a beacon of light and hope to me, and I hadn’t even met her yet.

My life was at a major crossroads, and I was feeling lost. I randomly called her phone number one day last spring, and it was so fortuitous that she answered. We scheduled some walks at Wash Park, and met soon after. Carlyn has an amazing ability to tap into where people are in their journey, and help them to understand and illuminate their path. She helped me through the darkest journey in my life, and I’ve come out the other side a completely different person. I am so much happier and optimistic for my future than I thought was possible a year ago. I don’t recognize that woman. I would tell anyone in a transition who is looking for guidance, to meet Carlyn and let her help you. She is pure magic, and will help you move through your journey with grace and dignity.
Angie Babbitt Kahn

Denver, CO

Working with you was wonderful investment!
Many people think a Life Transformation Coach helps you achieve your goals, which of course is one element. But when I look back, at that time, I didn’t have a goal besides loving myself. But as a result of loving myself, I revive my local college alumni group, raised money for ALS and climbed Kilimanjaro and raise money for ALS and… bought a house for me and my daughter! buying a house, all a result of our time working together. Here I am, a year after working with you, having set and achieved my three big goals for 2018. The work we did together gave me permission to have a dream big kind of mindset. I started to see possibilities, not hurdles. And if you’re able to stay in that mindset long enough, that’s when the magic happens.
So, would I recommend you? Absolutely!!! 

Louisville, CO

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