get to know the guru: Jacki Carr
Talk about girl crush, you guys. Before I even met Jacki I knew she would have a huge impact on my life - and let me tell you, boy has she ever. She is one of the baddest, realest humans out there. I've had the absolute pleasure of doing 1-on-1 goal coaching and igolu level 1 work with Jacki. I've also done work with Rock Your Bliss - a rad company she co-founded with the lovely Mary Beth LaRue (spoiler alert: you'll be seeing an interview with Mary Beth in the near future).
"Jacki Carr is a goal coach, speaker, writer, yoga teacher, and Mama-to-be. She has been coaching goals since 2009 and has a true passion for inspiring others to live it really big and holding them accountable. Her coaching style includes real + honest conversations and true connection to your most powerful and whole self. Jacki has spoken at Wanderlust Festival, Bloom Festival, Texas Yoga Conference and worked with lululemon athletica, TOMS Shoes, Facebook and Swenyo. She is the co-Founder of Rock Your Bliss, a yoga-inspired coaching movement leading retreats and online programming all over this globe. She loves to hike the Rockies, sing karaoke and peanut butter is a real staple in her life."
What makes you come alive?
Honestly, I am most alive when surrounded by people. As a self proclaimed extrovert, I am energized when mind melding with others, be it talking about goals, conversing about a recent book we read, sharing vulnerable hearts or a hug. When I am most alive is when I am with people! You want to come over, let’s hang out?
We all have our own unique gift to share with the world, what’s yours?
Oh girl, you know I love this statement and I wholeheartedly believe it and stand for it in my own life and in my work. My own unique gifts (I made it plural) are: + the ability to integrate knowledge from a book into life practice. + my relate-ability and continued practice in being fully and wholly myself. + my writing. + my deep, deep connection and love of family. + my voice, it is powerful with a message. I am honing it now. + my leadership style, one that sees you, hears you and loves you already.
Who or what inspires you? (Don’t be afraid to get detailed and in-depth.)
I am inspired a lot. Nature is super inspiring, the whole rhythm of it all, the season, the constant change. Women, the female body is inspiring. Currently, I am creating a baby girl inside of me and that just feels righteous and beautiful, mysterious and inspiring. My parents inspire me, their love and communication. My husband inspires me, his patience and determination. Brene Brown inspires me, her research, her books, her honesty. Susanne Conrad inspires me, her ability to be so powerfully and wholly herself at any moment. Jenna, you inspire me, packing up to move across the country and feel alive. Go girl.
When was the last time you mustered the courage to do something that scared you? What was it, and what did you learn from it?
Last year I travelled to Ethiopia with an incredible organization, Imagine1Day. In committing to travel with this org, you commit to raising funds to support building a school in a village they are working with. The deep focus is in education and not only is the organization nailing it, they have partnered with the country to stand in this mission, too. Hello inspiration. So the dollar amount was $10,000.00. Whoa. I am going to be honest with you, that number scared the hell out of me and to be real honest, money in general scared the hell out of me. Taking this commitment on full force last year was a major action in breaking through my money barriers (in my mind and in my life patterns), learning how to lean on my dear friends and strangers and ask for help and being okay with the unknown. I highly recommend scaring the sh*t out of yourself often and getting way out of that comfort zone. It truly is where the magic and all that growth takes place.
What and where is your next big adventure?
My next big adventure is here at home in Denver, Colorado and bringing this sweet baby girl into the World with my husband. I am in full on nesting mode. I have never been one to make a house a home, as you read above, I love being out and about with people. However, at this phase in my life, I am full on Mother Hen over here picking paint colors and looking for a living room couch I love and nursery items that inspire nature and adventure. It is an interested juxtaposition to explore this space and I am loving it.
Dish out a piece of advice for a 20-something (or anyone, really!) looking to make his or her mark on the world.
Well, here is what I would have told my 20-something self (and honestly, I keep it on repeat for my 30 year old self and probably forever): Stop proving and trying so hard for the accolades and gold stars. Start checking in with what matters, surrounding yourself with who matters and being of service. Offer up your goods that make you come alive, offer up that self love that makes you recognize all that you already have and be so open to all that is coming. Cannot be open and proving at the same time. For real.
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