About Carolyn & Interval Coaching

My load feels lighter; my path is clearer. That is how I felt while working with Carolyn. she has a dynamic coaching style that combines the very best of intuitive listening skills with supportive, inspiring questions. This has allowed me to delve deeply into what has been weighing me down and to move forward with ease and grace.
— Rachel, Living Vibrantly with a Medical Condition in the USA


  • Parent and partner in a cross-cultural, dual-national, tri-lingual family
  • 14 years abroad (Europe)
Carolyn is creative and “heart-oriented” in her work. This blend brings a very special flavor to her coaching style. Our sessions always help me to feel inspired, gain clarity, and be ready to make steps toward the goals. If I look back, whatever I planned to achieve with Carolyn, happened.
— Olga, Loving and Learning in Turkey
Carolyn’s support really helped augment my quest toward a better quality and healthier life style! She listened, kept me focused, and brought me back to my goals, helping me move forward. I am much more aware of the options available and am able to make better decisions on my own behalf. “
— Jodi, Embracing Retirement with Vitality in the USA


The energy and enthusiasm in Carolyn’s presentation was so important! Great interactive conversation! Carolyn presents with a high level of effectiveness.
— Seminar Participants


  • Host, Vibrant Women's Circle and Regional Coordinator (Italy), Gather the Women Global Matrix
  • Collaborating Writer, I Am A Triangle
  • Subject Matter Expert, Presenter, Pediatric Pain course, Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu' (Vatican City)
  • Subject Matter Expert, Presenter, Therapeutic Play Course 1, Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu'
  • Subject Matter Expert, Presenter, Therapeutic Play Course 2, Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu'
  • Presenter, Enhancing Family Centered Care Intensive, Johns Hopkins Children's Center (Baltimore, MD)
  • Presenter, Psychological Preparation Intensive, JHCC
  • Seminar Facilitator, Child Life Internship, JHCC


  • Vocalist, Blanco & Tinto Big Band (Cortaccia, Italy)
  • Student of Contemporary Voice, Vivaldi Institute of Music (Bolzano, Italy)

Why Interval Coaching & Consulting℠

French composer, Claude Debussy, famous for his use of non-traditional musical scales, said, "Music is the space between notes." 

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As a singer, these musical rests--these spaces between--are my touchstones. They connect me back to my breath.  They feed me and give me the opportunity to refocus. The moment I inhale, everything I do in the silence of that rest, prepares me for the note ahead. The quality of that breath, the mental and emotional control as I exhale, dictates whether the note will be sharp, flat, soft, booming, or right on.

We all experience these intervals between 'notes', where we're not sure what will happen next and where anything is possible. A pause, a period of time, an opening, a gap, the distance between two points. 

For me, it's always been a place to recover my breath, to listen, to prepare, to re-tune, to reflect, and to create. With health challenges, this pause is often the "waiting time" --waiting for results, waiting for appointments, waiting for a treatment to begin or end.  For the globally mobile, in particular, this gap  involves a cultural component requiring a more sophisticated navigation system.  

Interval Coaching & Consulting℠ allows me to partner with international patients, their parents, and partners to 'fine-tune' the space between illness and wellness, disease and ease, and distress and eustress ('good' stress), so that they can experience a greater sense of preparedness, personal power, creativity, and peace throughout their healthcare journey. 

  "When life happens, you are going to have to tune as you go . We're not here to do it perfectly; we're here to do it thoroughly."  -Mark Nepo

"When life happens, you are going to have to tune as you go . We're not here to do it perfectly; we're here to do it thoroughly."  -Mark Nepo

For those of us living outside our 'home' country (however we define 'home'), navigating healthcare is part of the adventure!  I am here to be that consistent and objective travel companion, a personal adventure guide, helping you emerge from overwhelm so you are motivated and energized to plan, prepare, make decisions, create balance, and learn to just be in the interval between then and when (YES! That's right now!)

Interval Coaching & Consulting℠  also provides a northern Italian hillside site with personalized coaching/yoga workshop and retreat options for small groups and families.

Savor your existence. Live every moment. Do not waste a breath.
— Nando Parrado, Miracle in the Andes