My name is Carla Blumenthal, and
I’m a coach for thoughtful, ambitious men – helping them to have extraordinary relationships and more successful careers.
To learn more, check out my Coaching page or read my backstory below.
I grew up outside of Philadelphia, in a small suburban town. I was an introverted child, sensitive and highly perceptive of people’s feelings and needs from a young age.
After grad school, I followed my dreams and moved to New York City.
By the age of 26, I was a manager at the #1 Social Media Agency in NYC (according to Mashable), leading a team of eight and directing marketing campaigns for big companies like Microsoft and Visa.
While my resume looked impressive and my social media feed glamorous, I was on the classic high-achieving burn-out cycle: overweight, working 12 hour days and spending late nights in the office, going to spin class at 6am and skipping meals only to binge eat at night as soon as I got home.
The only thing keeping me going was the vague belief that I was “on the right path” – because I had a cool job, my bank account was going up and my calendar was packed with meetings and social events.
Then one day, I was let go from my job.
The Turning Point
While the news was devastating, it turned out to be the wakeup call I desperately needed.
With my frenetic schedule no longer distracting me, I came face to face with how I was actually feeling – and I began to question everything about my life.
How did I get here, feeling so dissatisfied, overstressed, and unhappy? I thought I was living the life I wanted. What was I missing?
That was the turning point – and I began a journey of self-discovery, committing myself to find out why everything I thought I wanted was making me miserable.
I went to therapy, invested in a coach, read dozens of personal development books, traveled across the US, and created my own facilitation group.
At first, I thought the answer was out there...somewhere. And that the way to make things better was to go and find it.
I took to the TEDx stage to share my story of stepping into the unknown, titled Why There’s Freedom in Discomfort.
Coming Full Circle
Eventually (thanks to my coach), I realized that the more work I did internally, looking at the things that scared me – the things that didn’t “feel good,” the things I was avoiding – the more meaningful insights I gained about how to live a more authentic life.
I began to pursue a vision of success that would be uniquely fulfilling to me – rather than a borrowed picture of “success” that I unconsciously adopted from others.
Things began to shift quickly once I started to accept myself as I am – AND challenge myself to step into a higher version of myself.
Eventually, I was asked to give a TedX talk about my experiences. Then one day, without any intention of becoming a coach, ambitious men began to approach me, asking for coaching to support them in their own journeys of personal growth.
My Life Today
Several years later, my life is radically different. I still live near New York City, but in a peaceful and beautiful neighborhood where I feel calm and grounded.
I’m married to the love of my life – also an entrepreneur who is deeply committed to personal development.
I am lean, strong and healthy.
I run my own business as a coach full-time, and I work with incredible clients from all over the country – including founders and CEOs of successful startups, directors and VPs of tech companies, investment managers, architects, even an international DJ!
Everything I envisioned for my future has come to life, and the process of growing into the person I want to become is just getting started.
My story isn’t a fairy tale – it’s the result of a relentless commitment to personal growth, and practicing positive habits of thoughts, emotions, and actions consistently over time.
I Believe It’s Possible For You
I believe that everyone holds the answers within, and that moving from good to great is a matter of uncovering your emotional and mental superpowers.
Whether you want to build a remarkable relationship, pivot to a career that feels more aligned with who you are, or you want to achieve greater success and freedom without burning out, it’s all there for you.
If you’re ready to step into a higher version of yourself and you think we might be a good fit to work together, I encourage you to reach out.
I look forward to supporting you on your journey.
Want to get in touch? Check out my Coaching page for more details on working together, or click below to connect with me.