About Carolyn & Interval Coaching
AN ENERGETIC, EXPRESSIVE, DEEP-DIVING PARTICIPANT IN A CROSS-CULTURAL LIFE
Expat, 16 years living outside my passport country
Mom and Partner, cross-cultural, dual-national, tri-lingual family
Circle Coordinator (Italy), Gather the Women Global Matrix
Host, Vibrant Women’s Circle
Collaborating Writer, I Am A Triangle
Contributing Writer, Insights and Interviews from the 2017 FIGT Conference: Creating Your Tribe on the Move and Extraordinary Experiences: Tales of Special Needs Abroad
Vocalist, Blanco & Tinto Big Band (Cortaccia, Italy)
A PASSIONATE LIFE-LONG LEARNER
Master of Education, Guidance & Counseling
Post-Graduate Study in Expressive Arts Therapy, European Graduate School
Certified Child Life Specialist, Association of Child Life Professionals
Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Certified Yoga Teacher, YogaFit Worldwide
Certified Professional Coach, Core Energy™ Coaching Process
Certified Facilitator of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The Covey Institute
Medical Coaching Learning Community, Medical Coaching Institute
Bereavement Group Facilitator Training, The Dougy Center
AN ENTHUSIASTIC FACILITATOR
Facilitator, Gentle Yoga, Interval Coaching & Consulting (Cortaccia, Italy)
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'
Facilitator, Stress Management Through Guided Imagery, Army Community Services, (Vicenza, Italy)
Facilitator, 6 Steps to Stamina: Balancing Stress Series, Army Community Services
Co-Facilitator, 7 Habits of Effective Military Families, Army Community Services
Presenter, Enhancing Family-Centered Care Intensive, Johns Hopkins Children's Center (MD, USA)
Presenter, Psychological Preparation Intensive, JHCC
Facilitator, The Child Life Process/Documentation Seminar Series, Child Life Internship Program,JHCC
“What’s an Interval and What Does it Have to Do with Coaching?”
A pause, a period of time, an opening, a gap, the distance between two points.
French composer, Claude Debussy, famous for his use of non-traditional musical scales, said, "Music is the space between notes."
As a coach, I encourage people to practice the thing that anchors them to their true inner self. For me, singing and music has always been the anchor. Musical rests--those spaces between notes--are like touchstones, reminding me to breathe, to rest, to focus. 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 somewhere in the middle.
But you don’t have to be a musician to experience the intervals between notes. These are the spaces in life brimming with uncertainty where anything is possible.
This space, though sometimes daunting, can been a place to recover your 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 can be especially overwhelming. There is often a cultural component to address along with the medical treatment, a diminished support system, and a language barrier. Navigating healthcare becomes part of the international adventure!
Through Interval Coaching & Consulting℠ , I partner with global families to 'fine-tune' the space between illness and wellness, disease and ease, and distress and eustress ('good' stress), so that they experience a greater sense of preparedness, personal power, creativity, and peace throughout the healthcare journey.
As one of more than 5700 Certified Child Life Specialists around the world, I have a unique skill set with which to help children, teens, and families through a myriad of medical experiences. Rooted in child development, stress and coping, and learning theories, this work empowers children and caregivers using practical, hands-on techniques.
I am here to be a 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!).