Helping Creative-Minds Go From Surviving to Thriving in Career, Business, & Life

Want to know just how much your past baggage (that you may not even know you’re carrying) is getting in your way?

How can I help you be your best today?


Read the Book


Live Life Uncaged was a #1 Amazon Bestseller in 9 categories, and has been touted as “so much more than a self-help book!” Download your free e-copy now by clicking below.


Listen to the Podcast 


Like a daily vitamin for your mind, the Permission to Thrive Podcast will help you put your thriving-self in the driver’s seat so you can set yourself up for a successful day.



Join the Program 


Stop surviving and start thriving with the 12-week, customized 1-to-1 coaching experience designed to help you overcome fear and doubt, and live in peace, joy, and confidence.

Hey there, I’m Carissa…

Growing up with a narcissistic, abusive dad, I know what it’s like to go through life never feeling good enough, thinking you’re permanently broken, and all of your goals remaining constantly out of reach despite relentless effort and hard work.

Through my speaking, writing, and coaching programs, I’ve helped hundreds of impact-driven artists break free from hidden trauma that was subconsciously holding them back, and empowered them to get their art into more people’s hands and hearts.

It’s time to kick your survival-self from the driver’s seat and put your thriving-self back at the wheel where she belongs.


What do we mean by “past baggage”?

The wonderful qualities and characteristics that typically define high-performing creatives

(like feeling deeply, desire to make a positive impact, and going to great lengths to do your best work) 

are often developed because we went through some not-so-great things in childhood…

Those past experiences created internal stories about our capabilities, potential, and worthiness.

Stories that once-upon-a-time we took on as truth.

While these stories were created in our past they unfortunately oftentimes interfere with our ability to live our fullest life here in the present.

Some people call it hidden-trauma, some call it limiting beliefs, others call it baggage. 

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for sure…

It’s getting in the way of being the person you want to be and doing the things you want to achieve.

(whether in your career, business, relationships, or how you treat yourself)

Permission to Thrive empowers artists of all types to take back the pen and write their best story, so their past no longer dictates their present reality nor defines their identity.

What amazing people (just like you) are saying…

“Carissa helped me see that my old patterns aren’t loving. They’re fear-based and straight-up UNKIND. #mindblown 

Her words have helped me approach sales calls, client interactions, and even family relationships in a totally new way.”

- Sarah

“Carissa was second to none when it comes to customer service, communication and professionalism. Not only did she deliver as promise, but she helped set aside *any* fears I had. Thank you, thank you!”


“I felt inadequate to follow my dreams and didn’t know where to look for help. After working with Carissa I definitely felt more confident in myself, my abilities, and my future. Carissa is an amazing mentor who will be there for your success. The entire experience has been amazing.”

- Kristen