You're ready to stop settling; you believe good enough is NOT good enough for you; you know you were made to be more, do more.

Am I right? Then you're in the right place!

You've landed here because of a nagging feeling, a pestering inner voice, or some awakening that's telling you there's more you're meant to do or contribute. You've probably been feeling this way for a while, but you've tried to ignore it, suppress it, or wish it away. Why? Because you were taught that following your dreams or doing what you love are the dreams of fools or 20-year-olds. And at midlife, you have responsibilities, a 401K, kids, and a mortgage, so what you need to do is suck it up and get back to work.

Does that sound about right?

The truth is we want to be supported financially but sustained spiritually. To do something that gives us the energy and fire to wake up every morning ready to go. Something that allows us to be and express ourselves fully. No one wants to be successful and unfulfilled.

We've been conditioned to follow these preset rules concerning our lives and careers. Sometimes we follow these unwritten rules so blindly we deny who we are and what we really want, labeling our dreams as selfish or foolish. I get it. Being truthful and honest about what you want can be scary. That's why it's so important to unleash your authenticity and to be unapologetically you.

I'm here to invite you to break from the norm, honor those parts of you that you've ignored, trust your gut, stop pretending, get a little crazy and step into who you were always meant to be, and do what you were always meant to do. To be open to the fact that you can be both successful and fulfilled.

Here's What I Believe...

...who you are and what you do should be intimately aligned. You only need to discover it and courageously step into it! 

You see, I once believed in limits—limitations on me, my career, and what was possible. I played by the rules, did everything right, and was rewarded with a successful career, status, income, and an amazing lifestyle for me and my kiddos. After I pulled myself back together following a divorce, I felt like I was more than back on track; I was ahead of the game.

And then I was not...

Driving home from my office one Sunday early evening I was in a massive car accident. That's the bad news. The good news is I'm still here. I'm here because right before the crash I heard a voice say "turn now!"

Now when I heard the voice I was literally stuck between a rock (a hill) and a hard place (a cliff), so my options were less than optimal, but I listened...I turned.

When we make choices in life, the options are rarely polar opposites. They're usually variations of the same, which is why we struggle with choice. What voice do you hear inside that's telling you to "turn now" that you're ignoring because the options seem less than optimal?

While my choices were challenging in that car that Sunday evening, what I knew for sure was that staying the course would have been the end of me. And while I was injured, as I noted before, I'm still here!

So what I've learned from this accident and the months that followed is that when you hear a strong voice inside you that says it's time to turn....listen!  Even though it looks like you're stuck between a rock and a hard place, there's always an opening.

I not only turned my car that night, but I also made a complete turn in my life and my career. I stepped into my purpose unapologetically. Now I teach womxn to listen to that voice, find their opening AND to step into their purpose on the other side. 

Meet the Team...

Carol Parker Walsh, Founder & Director

Dr. Carol Parker Walsh is a powerful advocate for women unapologetically living life on their terms and doing the work they were meant to do in the world. When she was eight, her mother asked her, "Why is it when everyone goes left, you go right?" She replied, "Why do I have to go where everyone else does?" She now empowers womxn to walk their path boldly. 

A two-time best-selling author, international speaker, and award-winning consultant, Carol's been the "go-to" coach for Grammy Award Winners, Paralympic Gold Medalists, Fortune 500 executives, and 6-7 figure successful, driven professionals and entrepreneurs.

Before launching Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, Carol ran a successful image consulting practice, Evolve Image Consulting,  empowering women to build a strong, authentic personal brand through a unique styling, powerful presence, and strong digital footprint.

Today, Carol uses her image consulting, along with her over 25 years in executive-level careers in corporate, healthcare, and academic settings, to create a compelling and successful professional brand and narrative to successfully support women to navigate every stage of their life and professional career.

Often and proudly, defined as a cross between Michelle Obama and Beyonce' for her insight, wisdom, intelligence, compassion, and rebel approach, Carol helps her clients stop hiding in the shadows of their brilliance and step into the power of who they are, their vision, purpose and their life's work. There's no one way to the income, lifestyle, and success you deserve, and Carol's the mentor that can help you find your path to get there.

Nick Terhune, Web Design & Interactive Media

Around here we call Nick the "Web Whisperer." His equal part left and right brain allows him to be both the creative and technology genius behind our graphics, multimedia content, and attractive, functional websites. He's also responsible for making sure that all of the company's sites are functional on all web browsers, as well as periodically testing and updating as needed. Nick can be reached at [email protected]

Ready to Finally Start Doing What You Love?

Join my tribe of women who are ready to stop pretending to be something their not and struggling in a career they no longer love, but.....are ready to unapologetically discover and do what they were meant to do in this world.

And in case you like the official stuff...


  • PhD, Human Development & Social Systems with a focus on Identity, Racial and Gender Development
  • JD, Employment & Labor Law with a focus on Employment Practices, Employment Discrimination, Mediation & Negotiations
  • MA, Organizational Development, Change & Leadership
  • BA, Communications with a focus on Organizational Communication & Public Speaking

Certifications + Trainings

  • Certified Personal & Executive Coach with a focus on Career/Life Alignment, Aspiration & Achievement
  • Certified Senior Professional Career Coach with a focus on Midlife Career Transition & Career Management
  • Certified Image Consultant with a focus on Intercultural Fluency, Professional Branding & Executive Presence
  • Certified Corporate Consultant with a focus on Diversity & Equity, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Certified Life Coach with a focus on Mindset, Confidence, and Leadership

  • Master Certified NLP Practitioner

  • Licensed Fashion Feng Shui® Master (one of 14 in the World)  with a focus on Career Development & Elemental Branding

  • Certified Experience Product Creator (all trainings & programs are experience products)


  • Member of Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community of leading business and career coaches 
  • National award and recognition for business & leadership development from a global direct sales company

  • 30+ years experience in executive level leadership, including a practicing attorney, VP of human resources, corporate & organizational consultant, executive coach, associate professor, graduate program director, associate dean, and built a 6-figure diversity and OD consulting practice

  • Past Vice President of Global Marketing, Branding & Communication for the Association of Image Consultants International
  • Past two-term President of the US West Region of Association of Image Consultants International

 Features + Publications

  • TEDx Speaker
  • International Keynote
  • Three-time #1 Amazon best-selling author

  • Brand Ambassador for Chico's, Madison Reed and Catherines

  • Monthly Career Segment on ABC affiliate KATU2 AM Northwest Morning Show

  • Past Editor-in-Chief of the AICI Global Magazine
  • "Dress Code" Column in the Vancouver Business Journal.
  • LA Talk Radio Co-Host, The Forever Fierce Show
  • Seen in PopSugar, ThriveGlobal, Emerge Women Magazine, Who What Wear, DARE Magazine, The Columbian, Oregonian, Huffington Post, Sisters of AARP and various other podcasts, newsletters and websites.


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