What I Do


We all have stories to tell. We all have experiences to share. I believe we live our lives for others, informing and inspiring as we navigate our way through life. The good and bad experiences and the highs and lows of life can act as a catalyst to birthing something greater if we view them from the right perspective. There’s beauty to be gained from sharing even the ugliest and the lowest moments of our lives. There’s also much to be gained from sharing stories of overcoming and thriving.

I’ve always believed in the power of words. Words can speak life and death and they can also be cathartic. During my years in an abusive marriage and the subsequent demise of that relationship, my soul’s cry, penned on paper helped preserve my sanity and hope. There are times when you can’t talk to another person about the thing you may be experiencing but you can always let it out on paper or on your keyboard. For me, I found doing this brought a measure of healing and wholeness to me.

So let me tell you about Birthing.

Birthing is my program to help those with stories that can impact others put those stories out there. You may not be a writer or a speaker but we all have something to share. Your story is no less significant than mine and can birth hope, confidence and inspiration to others. You may also opt to just get it out on paper, releasing the experiences through pen and keyboard and begin with closing the painful chapters, not necessarily sharing with the world. That’s fine, too. Birthing will show you how. With the Birthing program I offer group and one-to-one coaching. I go further to helping you connect with the right audience for your message and stories. I also give guidance on how to write to bring healing. If you have a burning desire to share your stories with others, be it in the form of speaking or a book, I provide the guidance and hand-holding to make this possible. Remember, we are all here to touch and impact each other. No story is insignificant and I want to help you. Sounds interesting? Then let’s get started.

Building Sustainable Online Businesses

In 2006 I launched by first online business. I provided virtual assistance to small businesses and soloprofessionals who wanted someone to handle to non-revenue generating aspects of their business so they could focus on their core. Fast forward to almost ten years later, I’m still earning living from the web and I have learned MANY lessons along the way that can help you on your path to entrepreneurship.

Of course, this does not mean that I have all the answers. However from my time being a business owner to a mostly web-based audience there’s a lot I can teach and share with new and aspiring webpreneurs. I’ve got a firm grasp on what it takes to succeed and I know what it takes to build, grow and sustain a business that caters primarily to a web-based audience.  Let me to help you fast track your success so you get there faster, with minimal stress, headache, frustration, pitfalls and the occasional tears.

Let’s talk about how you can build your very own brilliantly blissful business. Various options exists. You can chose my video ecourse, one-to-one and group coaching or ad hoc advisory and consulting service. Whatever option you chose, know that I’m committed to helping you craft and build the sustainable, life altering business you’ve always dreamed of.

Craft Your Brand
 Alas! Branding solutions that are bespoke, clear, concise and intentionally crafted…

Brand Spark is all about breathing new life into weak, muddled and indistinguishable brands. It’s also a perfect fit for the brand that lacks clarity, is looking to redefine, wants to revamp or a bit of inspirational direction. It’s also an ideal solution for the brand that needs a bit of direction in becoming more visible. With Brand Spark the emphasis is all about strengthening your existing brand and making it better through effective brand therapy and bespoke consulting. Cost can only be determined after a discussion and assessment of your needs. Click here to set up a consultation.

Emerge is the bespoke brand development & crafting service offered by Carlana & Co. It’s different from Brand Spark in that my team and I take an idea or concept and develop it into a distinguishable and solid brand, taking it from an idea and executing it with launch.

How does it work?

The concept is quite simple. Bring your business idea, and we’ll turn out a stand-out brand. Emerge is all about helping you create a solid brand from the go, taking you from idea to launch.

What do I get?

All you need to position you as an authentic and memorable brand. Here’s an idea of some of what’s included: business conceptualization, copywriting for your website, brand collateral, custom designed website and social media pages, a tagline that speaks volumes, a solid marketing strategy for your business, logo design, web analytics, business coaching and consulting, strategy sessions and more. In a nutshell, you get a customized and defined brand created from your idea or concept.

Who is Emerge ideal for?

Emerge works best for micro and small businesses, as well as solo-professionals who want to take their ideas and create solid brands.

What is the investment?

This will depend on many things including the range of options selected. I recommend we set a time to talk so your needs can be established and this will be followed by a proposal.

How do I get started?

First, schedule a complimentary 15 minute session with Carlana. The aim of this session is to get an understanding of your business, determine if we are a good fit and if we are, chart the way forward.

Workshops, Seminars, Retreats

I’m available for retreats, seminars, speaking engagements and workshops. I love sharing about how women can build brilliantly blissful lives – personal and professional. Feel free to get in touch if you need more information or would like to pitch a topic to me.

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