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CAROLYN nivling

Co-Founder & Certified Life Coach 

Passionate About Inspiring Others

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At a crossroads, Carolyn’s future seemed bleak and directionless. Everything felt like a failure or a dead end, from her job to her relationships, her stagnant finances to her incomplete goals and projects. Feeling purposeless and out of control, Carolyn was stuck, hopeless, and depressed. Seeking answers, she soon discovered what would transform her life completely. 

Attending Rhonda Britten’s Fearless Living Workshop in September of 2019, Carolyn heard her calling. By January of 2021, she was a Certified Fearless Living Coach. Fearless Living not only helped her reveal her path it enabled her to embody skills and concepts in empowering her to guide others to reveal their own unique purpose and best version of themselves. In living more authentically, her relationships and her communication improved, her job was a means to an end, rather than an end in itself, and her support community expanded. Carolyn now chooses her life by making it happen, instead of letting it happen to her.  

She says “There is no greater honor or pleasure than to support another human in realizing their own power, passion, and purpose.“ 

A Georgetown University graduate, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service, Carolyn spent her professional career, performing serial gigs in Theatre, Marketing, Office Administration, Human Resources, Retail and Non-Profit Management, and Higher Education. The knowledge and skills she amassed from her various roles, have equipped her with vast experiences that contribute to her coaching abilities and business sense.

A Chicago native, working coach, and evolving small business owner, Carolyn resides in the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhoods, with her significant other, Shamus, and their two unique cat personalities, Rupert and Cornelius.


If you want a guide who is . . .

  • A compassionate coach ready to champion you on your path to discovering your true nature, essential self, and real purpose
  • Always willing to ask you the hard questions to help you reveal the answers you hold deep within

  • Able to create a safe, trusting space dedicated for you to explore and discover your most authentic thoughts, feelings, and dreams

  • A willing accountability partner to support moving you forward from ideas to action, acknowledging each step

  • Ready to assist you to grow your comfort zone.

  • A patient confidant who encourages you to practice new tools and concepts to benefit your life

  • Willing to help you face whatever stands in the way of living your best life


“There is no greater honor or pleasure than to support another human in realizing their own power, passion, and purpose.“  Carolyn Nivling

Clouds in Sky

“I've worked with Carolyn for about four months. Week after week she had patiently helped me to move from the wheel of fear to the wheel of freedom. She's very genuine and I really felt how much she cares for my growth, but more so my inner growth. It's been such a great joy to have her as a coach and I highly recommend her! She's officially my favorite coach️.” 

Viviene Bigornia,  Founder of The Fulfilled Women, The Philippines

Service: 12 Session Package

“Carolyn is much more than a coach,  she's able to dive into layers of relatability that ease you into a rolling conversation. Along this path, exploring yourself, she starts to draw out your mechanisms for holding back. With compassion and purpose,  together, we took steps towards ideas and with her enthusiasm, I forgot my fears and started to execute goals.  Only later,  sitting in absolute awe, I realized the dramatic swift in my power she guided me to accomplish in a short period of time.” 

S.  Kirmani, Project Manager, Virginia 
Service: One-on-One session

“A good listener. Remembers everything. Patient. Thoughtful. Informed and knowledgeable. She let me speak me truths before she spoke. The things she challenged in me generally yielded change.”

Gaby Johnsen, North Carolina
Service: Book Group - 10 sessions  +  Life Coaching -  3 sessions

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