Enjoyably Engaging


Carla is a speaker and writer whose unique perspective and electric personality captivate audiences across a wide spectrum of industries. Anchoring her insight are a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Management in Human Resources Management, and she's currently in pursuit of a Doctorate in Education. 

She's intuitively attentive to clients' needs and with distinctive ties to Nursing, Healthcare, Non-Profits, Wellness, Business, Leadership, Training, Cuisine, Restaurant, Journalism, Entertainment, Education and Literacy.  She's quickly earned rave reviews for numerous presentations at:


  • Award Ceremonies
  • Conferences
  • Executive Affairs
  • Galas
  • Graduations
  • Retirements
  • Scholarship Banquets and
  • Professional Development Workshops

Compelled by Clients to Deliver Distinction

Passion.  Power.  Purpose.

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Class & Character

What People Are Saying About Carla

"Oh My God, is she an actress?  Where did you find her?" 

    -Susan Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement/Editor-in-Chief-Emeritus, Essence Magazine

"She's a triple threat.  Anything she does, she's going to do it well and she can run with the best of the best."

   -Dr. Mary Holt Ashley, Author, Entrepreneur, Former Chief Nurse Executive, Harris County Hospital District

"I would like to sincerely thank you for your dynamic presentation, "Mi Casa Es Su Casa" at the TAPS Regional meeting today.  Your message was clear, beautifully executed and meaningful to all of us who attended.  We, as Patient Advocates, are always looking for better ways to communicate with our patients and their families.  We deeply appreciate the help we received from you in giving us resources and thoughtful ways to improve our skills.  AND, it was FUN!  Your energy and enthusiasm are very contagious:  everyone left with smiles on their faces! It was a pleasure to hear you speak and to have a chance to meet you.  You are most generous TAPS members and friends of TAPS.  Thank you doesn't begin to express our feelings but I will say it again, anyway.  MANY, MANY THANKS!!!"

    - Georgia White, 2007-08 President, Texas Alliance of Patient Services

"Truly a magnificent and wonderful journey...what a powerful leader (teacher trainer) you are."

   - Debra Pitcher, Houston Independent School District

"Gracias Carla, su corazon de maestra es tan grande como su propio corazon. Espero tener muchas oportunidades de aprender contigo."

   - M. Paz, Houston Independent School District

"Inspirational words that moved me to truly think about my journey in this world. Beautifully written Carla."

- Kathy Riley, Valley Grove School District, Pennsylvania

"I love this.  You are so talented with words and feelings.   I am so glad I got to meet you and that I'm getting more of your information on my timeline.  I loved your writing workshop for students and their parents."

- Linda Maize, Educator

"You are the WORDologist... [Your] enthusiasm is infectious!"

- Tracy Dennis, Freelance Writer & Co-Host/Producer at Getting Good at Life

"Enjoying your gift.  Enlightening and inspiring.  It makes me smile."

  - E. V. Perry, Former Principal, Dallas Independent School District

"I feel like you are talking directly to me.  You are truly gifted as a writer."

   - Chuck Ashley, UPS

"Very impressive.  God has truly blessed you.  You are Mrs. Excellence Extraordinaire."

  - Linda Tellison, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority

"I love this.  You are brilliant."

  -Healthcare Executive, Bay Area Regional Medical Center

"I need new stories to read.  [They're] my verses of inspiration!"

  - Administrative Coordinator, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

"You have me so pumped up right now.  I feel like I can conquer the world!"

  - A. H. Kelley, Harris Health Systems

"I called you because I know you know how to put it together.  I have great confidence in your skills."

 - J. Babineaux, Healthcare Executive & Entrepreneur

"I vividly remember you reading your writing during the graduation at CTWI.  I still pull it out for donors."

  -  Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

"I'm going to pay you the highest compliment I can give.    I'd like to come to your Institute."

  - Dr. Joyce Armstrong Carroll, Author and Co-Director of Abydos Learning International

    (Formerly the New Jersey Writing Project in Texas)

"I think I like the way you said it better than I did."

  - Dr. Janet Emig, Author, Writing Icon, and Professor Emeritus Rutgers University

"That was awesome!  Very encouraging! Makes me want to push even harder! Thanks! I needed to read that this morning!"

  - Entrepreneur and Fitness Trainer

"I appreciate the Lord's creative beauty found in your spirit.  Carla, you are the bomb."

  - James Wykoff, Fort Bend Independent School District

"I'm all over that blog.  I read every post, sometimes over and over again!  I'm studying that language.  It's really good."

 - Owner & Entrepreneur, Bakers' Lane