Carmen Parks was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Carmen is a Self-Belief Coach and Author. She is certified in life coaching, nutrition coaching and hypnotherapy. She helps clients become “unstuck” by helping them identify limiting beliefs and facilitating conversation as they learn how to believe in themselves and ultimately live life by design not default.
Carmen believes that many of our limits are created in our minds. She works specifically to empower clients to push past preconceived limits in order to reach personal success. She believes that if we learn how to change our perspectives and focus on our desires instead of obstacles, anything is possible. The most important thing Carmen believes is that no matter what comes our way, we all have the option to choose how to respond to life’s twists and turns. And that, is living Life By Design, Not Default.
Carmen chose her college major in high school and never changed it. She went to college at Arizona State University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in May 2010 and Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering in May 2011. Right after graduating with her Master’s Degree she started working full time for an engineering company. She worked as an Engineer in Training and worked on airport design and construction projects. Her main goal after college graduation was to obtain her Professional Engineering license. Carmen became a professionally licensed engineer in January 2014.
After much consideration, Carmen choose to pursue a new career in coaching and left the engineering field for six months in February 2014. When she left engineering she had a few things that remained the same. One of them was running. To her, nothing feels better than finishing a race that required more mental effort than physical effort. She knows that the first thing anyone needs in order to cross a finish line is self-belief. Through running, Carmen learned the power of the mind and that’s where she got her passion for self-belief. She empowers people to believe in themselves. She has tools and processes to help clients identify limiting beliefs, choose new beliefs and creates plans of action to reach their goals.
It’s not always easy, but with time, practice, encouragement, support and guidance, when you set your mind to something, believe in yourself and do what it takes to get there, YOU are unstoppable!