Hi, I’m Carol, also known as CC, and I LOVE sharing the power of kindness with everyone I meet; I have been doing so forever.
My passion and purpose is to maximize the joy in millions of people’s lives, helping them to see LOVE over fear and living their lives to the fullest. Seeing how their lives change for the better with a few simple tweaks to their thoughts, words and actions makes me come alive. I am over the moon grateful in the different aspects of my passion in helping people discover their own greatness.
Coaching: Whether individual or group settings, I’ve had the pleasure of helping people realize their dreams from relationships, jobs, health, and to moving across country.
Speaking: Whether I’m on stage or behind a microphone being interviewed, I share with my audiences the importance of connection and being seen through a variety of topics that can be tailored to varying audiences.
Global Influence: Due to the desire of helping people on a global scale, I created Positive Focus, a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to promote a positive outlook that inspires and supports millions of people to live a more fulfilled life. Through Positive Focus’ I run an annual event, Positive Focus’ World Free Hugs Weekend, that has had huggers on 6 continents, over 44 countries and over 29 US states.
Collaborating with other change makers: I LOVE collaborating with others and have had the pleasure managing and producing events and working with transformational leaders such as Gabby Bernstein, iyanla Vanzant, Gregg Braden, Lynne Twist, Sunny Dawn Johnston and more! For many years I was lead staff for Celebrate Your Life Conference and I have helped with marketing, promoting and social media services for like-minded people and organizations.
Being of service: Along with the volunteer work via Positive Focus, I have been volunteering with the Cook County Sheriff's Office as their volunteer Empower Guide. I provide weekly short-videos to help their 6,000+ staff members navigate the challenging work they do with high rates of depression, PTSD, and trauma.
You’ve heard the spiel – Pollyanna, the girl with the rose colored glasses, glass half-full – yep – that’s me! Except my glass is overflowing and my rose colored glasses are firmly on. I’m at my absolute happiest when I’m helping others shine.
While I have always been a positive person, in years past I was positive for others and not so much for myself. You see, I am 4’10” tall, and when I was growing up that bothered me. I had many medical issues throughout my early teen years and I simply felt different. I was teased as a kid and I dimmed my internal light because I believed that I just wasn’t good enough.
What I lacked in height, I made up for in a deep passion of living and loving. I’ve always gone after what I wanted and what I used to see as failure, I came to realize as true moments of growth. In my 20’s I certainly didn’t strive to run a global organization on positivity, and yet I did want people to live fully. In my 20’s I certainly wasn’t known as a hugger, and yet I wanted people to embrace life deeply. In my 20’s I didn’t consciously assist people with personal growth, and yet I was the one people called to be cheered up and inspired to go after their dreams.
Are you ready to get started? I am!
Helping women embrace their lives and create lasting change
one kind thought, word, and action at a time.
Here are my core values that I live by:
Be kind in thoughts, words, and actions
Lead with LOVE and compassion
Embrace life, the celebrations and the sorrows
Be positive, peaceful, and purposeful
Build open-hearted and open-minded relationships with honest and compassionate communication
Have fun, be creative, laugh, and EnJOY life
Be a lighthouse and help others see through their personal storm
Be passionate, determined, and excited about life
Continue to learn, grow, and adapt
Be humble and live in integrity to my values
… and to HUG as many people along the way.