Carla Dawes

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Kelowna, BC, Canada


Self-Love, Self-Worth, Emotional Intelligence, Coaching, Meditation

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About Me

Hi friend, I'm Carla — a mom, entrepreneur, nature lover, personal development junkie, fitness lover and seeker. I have spent my life seeking adventures and self improvement and FINALLY, in my early 40s I feel like I am my TRUE self, living the AUTHENTIC, CONNECTED, INSPIRED life that I was meant to live. 
My life's journey has given me some beautiful opportunities and experiences:
— B.A. Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Alberta 
— Diploma in Hospitality Management from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and customer service and management experience in hotels, conference centers, remote sites and international peacekeeping camps.
— Desire Map Facilitator and Licensee — Based on the work of Danielle Laporte (the book The Desire Map) and her Desire Mapping Process, I help other people get in touch with their Core Desired Feelings to create a life that LIGHTS them up from the inside.
— Certified Standup Paddling Instructor — I push people outside their comfort zone to get out on the water, strengthen their bodies, get balanced and centered, and connect with nature. 
— Introduction to Meditation Leader — When we quiet our nervous systems, connect with our breath, and start to practice mindfulness, things begin to shift.
— Communications Consultant — I have more than 13 years’ experience creating impactful content for marketing, proposals, social media and other business pursuits including helping clients respond to RFPs and growing their businesses. 
— Photographer — I have had the honour of capturing the most PRECIOUS days of people’s lives, including their wedding days, the births of their babies (YES! I’ve actually witnessed and photographed birth, which is a HUGE honour!), and the first time they’ve stepped onto an international stage to claim their power and brilliance as an inspirational speaker. I have also had the great pleasure of photographing many women who’ve chosen to honour themselves and claim their identity as Boundless Beauties who allow me to capture their essence in photos.
— World traveller — I’ve lived in 5 different countries and travelled to over 65 others around the world. I know a thing or two about travelling and surviving as a solo female traveler exploring the world, and a bit about showing up with the courage and confidence to carry me through difficult situations! 

Conscious Creation Workshops and Retreats take women on an internal journey to recharge, explore their desires, connect with nature and reconnect to their most essential self.

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Core desired feelings

free, inspired, limitless, authentic, connected, powerful

Q & A

Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?


Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?

I first Desire Mapped in a journal at my writing desk, then got REAL clarity by finishing it on airplanes over the course of several weeks! I find flying to be the inspired space where I get really introspective and my ideas really flow! It made for interesting smiles from people sitting near me, and it also made for a HUGE smile plastered across my face as I deplaned after having declared my CDFs!

Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.

Like a lot of women, I spent many years with 'losing weight' being one of my biggest goals.... repeatedly, I'd 'fail' at my 'SMART' goals (lose 30lbs; lose 7 inches) and be disappointed in myself, even after putting in hard work and what felt like endless effort — I really enjoyed being out paddling on the water or at my Crossfit box, but I wasn't getting the 'results' (i.e. dropping lbs).

When I connected with my CDFs, I FINALLY realized that losing weight wasn't MY goal at all — it was society's goal for me, (and most trainers/coaches I ever had too!)  

When I recognized that "Powerful" and "Limitless" were amongst my CDFs, my love of fitness and my goals for myself completely flipped on their heads — my goal was to be stronger (powerful!) and keep getting better at all the things I loved doing (limitless if I didn't give up!). And to do them every day because they made me feel my CDFs, NOT because I was trying to lose weight!

I have SO many other examples of how knowing my CDFs has changed my life too. My decisions are just so much easier (I'm a Libra, so speedy decisions were never my forte!!) I'm no longer striving for external attainment, my aim is now inner attunement (thank-you Danielle!)

Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?

I want ALL women to take care of themselves with the passion they use to take care of those around them. To see themselves as worthy of ALL the things they are grateful for. To believe that they are deserving of their desires. For me, taking care of myself means aligning my life choices with my desires, and to do that, I needed to get REALLY clear on what made me feel good on the INSIDE. I want that clarity for every women who ever felt like she wanted more.

I also want others to have the beautiful realization that even through struggle, you can fulfill your desires every day — those little ways we fulfill our desires are BIG beacons of light through darkness, and I love that it's so possible if you know what feelings you truly desire.




Angie Wheeler