Building an army of loving world-changers... one spectacular soul at a time.
You’re a compassionate soul trying to do good in the world.
As a leader, activist, entrepreneur, healer, or educator, you’re passionate and have important gifts to share.
But instead of expanding your impact and reach, you find yourself spinning your wheels.
Even though you’re a smart cookie and a hard worker, you’re trying to take on too much and feeling overwhelmed and drained. Or maybe there are unresolved things happening in your personal life bogging you down. On top of that, you’re not taking care of yourself nearly enough to support the sometimes really challenging path you’ve embarked on.
You suspect there are some keys to be unlocked inside you that could really power up you and your good work. You need to shift your energy and approach, but don’t know where to start.
How the hell are you supposed to be a beacon for others when you’re feeling so burnt-out or stuck?
Well, I’ve been where you are and I’m here to guide you through…
Hello Lovely Being!
I'm Kimberly Carroll and I’m a coach for changemakers.
I help big-hearted go-getters like you shift yourself so you can more powerfully shift the world.
Together, we do the deep self-work and build the high-performance habits and an action plan to take your life and mission to the next level.
With my strategic and soulful approach, uncanny intuition, innovative techniques, gentle ferocity, and healthy dose of irreverence, I help you uncover the vitality, focus, peace, joy, and true power to make you unstoppable.
Who is a changemaker?
Changemakers do work (paid or unpaid) to make a positive difference in the world. And they do it through a variety of ways like:
- running a socially conscious business
- community organizing
- socially conscious parenting
- moving your company toward better wellness
- grassroots activism
- empowering art
- working at a non-profit
- being an influencer
- spearheading workplace charitable or social justice initiatives
I feel deeply drawn to working with changemakers because I’m also a leader, healer, activist, and entrepreneur who’s seen too many compassionate bright lights dimmed because they weren’t working from an empowered place with the right habits to support them. And I don’t think this aching world can afford to lose any of its best champions.
I WAS one of those people whose light got dangerously dim…
I’m a real talker and I’d love to tell you my whole wild life story – from lying on a pink bed of nails in city squares around the world to hosting 500 hours of live television to living in an ashram – but you’re somebody who’s trying to make shit happen.
Sooo… I’ll focus on two particular paths in my life that ended up coming together in pretty wondrous ways. We’ll call them the Path of Self and the Path of Service.
The Path of Self
I’m pretty sure this prairie gal (hailing from the “Wheat City” of Brandon, Manitoba) was born asking questions about the meaning of life (as you can imagine, I was really popular with the other kids :P). But it wasn’t until hitting a “wake-up wall” in my 20s that my self-discovery adventure kicked into high gear…
I was a young, driven woman living a fast-paced mildly glamorous life as a television host and producer. My patterns of overwork, perfectionism, and trying to prove my worth at any cost had been established very early on… I had been a very sensitive little kid who needed to build an emotional bomb-shelter to protect herself from being crushed by the energy of the world. My particular bomb-shelter took the form of busyness and achievement.
That is until the day I started to realize with creeping alarm that I wasn’t actually HERE for this successful life I was apparently building…
It was a rare day off and I was in a cozy little café with a dear friend drinking my mochaccino, watching her talk away, and feeling eerily disconnected from what should have been a lovely moment. I felt like I was floating above my body. No matter how much I tried to feel the abundance of that scenario, I only felt anxiety and numbness. I was locked out.
I’d been spending so much time going on autopilot to get things done and avoid pain, and gotten so addicted to adrenaline, I’d completely lost the connection to the present, others, and myself… I had basically become an overachieving zombie!
When the shakes, insomnia and panic attacks started, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and depression. I realized if I didn’t make a serious change, I was in danger of sleepwalking through this one precious life.
So, I embarked on a mission to WAKE UP.
I didn’t know where to start, but I started anyway. Over the next few years, this quest took me from India to Manitoba to Australia, through temples and pubs, powerful teachers and bad stumbles, tough losses and incredible healing experiences, eye-opening philosophies and a lot of B.S.
I concentrated on taking in teachings and methodologies and adapting them to resonate with the reality of who I was and where I was coming from.
I took a deep-dive into meaning, energy, connection, and self. I did some important healing. I started to become more acquainted with myself and then began to like my own company. Eventually I even found some true affection for myself. I became clearer about how I wanted to show up in this life and what I wanted to build and got very deliberate in establishing habits to support that vision.
So, I embarked on a mission to WAKE UP.
I didn’t know where to start, but I started anyway. Over the next few years, this quest took me from India to Manitoba to Australia, through temples and pubs, powerful teachers and bad stumbles, devastating losses and incredible healing experiences, eye-opening philosophies and a lot of B.S. I concentrated on taking in teachings and methodologies and adapting them to resonate with the reality of who I was and where I was coming from.
I took a deep-dive into meaning, energy, connection, and self. I did some important healing. I started to become more acquainted with myself and then began to like my own company Eventually I even found some true affection for myself. I became clearer about how I wanted to show up in this life and what I wanted to build and got very deliberate in establishing habits to support that vision.
Meanwhile… The Path of Service
As I started to wake up to myself, I also woke up to the suffering of others.
The first issue that really captured my heart and mind was animal rights. I couldn’t live knowing there were 150 billion land animals a year being raised and killed in nightmare conditions without trying to do something about it.
In 1996, I stopped eating animals. A few years later I became vegan and an activist.
And it didn’t stop at animals. I consider myself very privileged to have been exposed to and able to take action in a variety of social justice areas including the environment, racial justice, democratic reform, Indigenous rights, LGBTQ issues, global inequality, arts and culture programs, mental health awareness, women’s equality, and local poverty initiatives.
In the beginning of this journey of service, I went to a lot of protests and handed leaflets to anybody on the street who would listen. Although this was a good training ground in persuasive activism, I decided to get really deliberate and focus my energies on projects where I could really capitalize on my particular background and skills to make bigger impacts.
I became a spokesperson for various events and initiatives and then started to bring my marketing and media know-how to creating ad campaigns that ended up reaching millions of people. Then, I moved on to helping found and run some local and national charitable and non-profit organizations. Today I feel very blessed to be able to be a part of teams and projects that are highly impactful and lovely to work with.
There was a catch, of course…
In the first few years of my activism, my path of service started mowing down my path of self.
I was volunteering every spare moment and the tragedy of the issues I was working on was starting to take its toll on me. Meanwhile, I was putting less time into the practices that kept me grounded and nourished… After all, how could I justify spending that time on myself when it was all so big and pressing and I was so needed?! As a result, my life was getting increasingly joyless and desperate.
I remember the day when this hit the boiling point…
I went on an impromptu investigation with a colleague to a livestock auction house. We spent a bunch of time with a pig in excruciating pain who should have been euthanized immediately but instead would spend days in agony being driven to yet another province to be slaughtered. Then there were the pens crammed with baby goats being sold for slaughter, all crying because they were separated from their moms for the first time. There was a little terrified one-eyed goat who I tried to buy because I just couldn’t bear to leave her there. But they suspected I was an animal activist and quickly removed her from the pen and hid her from me.
I came home feeling so gutted, I remember telling one of my best friends, “That’s it! I have to give up everything else in my life and get down in the trenches and just fight. I don’t deserve any joy while there is this kind of suffering in the world.”
Fortunately, this friend (a wise long-time activist) said to me, “That would be such a mistake. The reason you’re able to move mountains is because of your energy… your joy, your radiance, and your love. If you just fall into the pit of despair, you won’t be helping those who are suffering because you’ll lose the light that inspires others to listen and act.”
I realized he was right. If I stopped nourishing myself, not only would I lose my well-being, but I’d lose my effectiveness, and eventually not be any good to anybody.
I came to understand that big, lasting improvements in the world come from a place of inspiration, not desperation. If I wasn’t doing the things that made me healthy and empowered, this challenging world would eventually beat me down regardless of my good intentions.
And so, my two favourite paths merged…
I discovered that the journey I was on to feel centered and alive was also vital to my work as a changemaker… and vice versa. Instead of turning into a desperate frustrated activist or a spiritual being only focused on finding my bliss, I knew weaving aspects of those two parts of myself together would be the sweet spot.
I started to focus in on cultivating approaches and practices to keep my body, mind, and spirit healthy while facing the mountain of difficulties that come with trying to make the world a little better place. Instead of getting completely rocked by the waves of life and my work, I began to understand that I’m actually the big ole boundless ocean beneath the waves.
That self-work ended up being so effective in fuelling me and my mission, I began thinking about how I could share this process with others. This eventually led me to training to become a body/mind/spirit coach. And in 2009, I did something I would never have imagined doing 10 years earlier… I left television to become a full-time guide for others wanting to live bolder, more conscious lives.
I figured if I could help enough good-hearted people step into their full power, we could create a tidal wave of change.
And there was more… Coaching tapped into a deeper part of me that I knew I needed to fully live in. In the first few years, I worked with everyone from corporate execs to bus drivers to artists and had the beautiful experience of starting to see people’s lives change before my eyes.
And like me, as folks became more alive in themselves, they naturally started to look to the world around them and what they could do to be more of service… My coachees were turning into changemakers.
Also, because I was personally involved in a lot of healing and social change communities, I had a lot of folks coming my way who were already actively working at making a difference in the world. My passion turned to building frameworks and programs to help them and my newly minted change agents get stronger in themselves so they could rise up in a far more impactful way.
Creating an army of soulful world-changers…
Which brings us to my work of today…part high performance trainer, part body/mind/spirit teacher, part strategic consultant… a coach for changemakers.
And I just love the beautiful crew of trailblazers I get to work with. Not only are they doing good things in their world – whether that be in their community, company, family, or movement – but they’re also such dynamic, fun, and generous beings.
It’s such an epic experience to be able to teach what keeps me empowered as an activist, healer, and leader and to get to take changemakers through the journey of:
Deep inner work – Healing damaging beliefs and patterns so you can be clear and confident. Learning to be more at home in yourself. Understanding your deeper nature so you can be more powerful and feel more peace and joy in your life and mission.
Empowering habits – Where inspiration meets action… Taking the keys to your expansive self that we’ve uncovered and entrenching them in your daily life with centering, vitality, and productivity habits.
Strategy – Identifying your particular superpowers and how to most effectively apply them to making a meaningful difference. Putting a detailed action plan and resources in place to move you towards this bigger vision.
My work pulls from a variety of personal development, spiritual, neuroscience, and wellness methodologies and traditions. I originally trained with world-renowned author, teacher, and healer Denise Linn in her powerful “soul coaching” modality. I’m also influenced by the stellar Hoffman Process, my practices in Buddhism, mindfulness, and yoga, as well as various mindset and high performance frameworks.
My approach is holistic, experiential, pragmatic, and fun. You’ll do deep, profound work that you’ll be able to translate to real-life applications and practical action steps to ignite you and your dreams. I walk by your side through it all… always ready with a hug, fresh idea, resource, or loving kick in the ass.
Every day I get to create transformations in individuals and the world…
How lucky am I to be able to help change good people’s lives and then see them pay it forward into the world?! PLUS, I’m able to stay dedicated to the causes and initiatives that mean so much to me AND live life for my own experience and joy too.
Ok, Dear One…
Let’s light you and the world on FIRE!
(in a non-pyromaniac kind of way)
The Oh-so-Official Bio
Kimberly Carroll is a coach for changemakers and a passionate world citizen. Her specialty is helping folks who want to make a bigger difference in the world with the transformative inner work, high performance habits and strategies to power up them and their good work.
Kimberly is also an active social justice advocate and is a director with national animal protection organization Animal Justice and the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank. You might also recognize her from her time as a television host and producer with networks like WE TV, CBC Television, W Network, and CTV.
With her heartfelt, cheeky, and down-to-earth approach, Kimberly is a powerful guide for people bridging social consciousness with personal growth. Her passion is to create transformations – in people and the world – through her programs, talks, video series, activism, and community-building. She’s a fierce supporter of soul awakenings, animals, laughter, the planet, social justice, creativity, human potential, and love.
Kimberly lives in Toronto, Canada and originally hails from her hometown of Brandon, Manitoba.