I am so thankful and rejoice that the Lord brought Carolyn into our marriage. Without her guidance I truly believe we would be divorced today.
When I met Carolyn Klika, I had filed for divorce, was 2 ½ years into a separation and 2 months from the divorce being final. I was broken hearted and wanted it to be over. We had been through 2 marriage counselors without resolving things and I had given up trying.
Carolyn was willing to help us potentially reconcile or at least get more peace through the divorce process. With Carolyn’s guidance our reconciliation journey started, that I thought ended months if not years prior.
With Carolyn’s spiritual guidance and communication mediation, we have not only been able to manage our conflicts in a healthier and more respectful way, we are finding enjoyment, appreciation and love in spending time together again. Carolyn helped us see things from a different perspective and continue to reflect love in our actions and words even when it is difficult. The work she has done with me personally has brought me to a place of renewed hope and love for the relationship and myself. One game changer was helping us identify the truth of the situation, accept responsibility for our part with great compassion and no blaming. She helped us untangle a massive knot of misunderstandings, heal many wounds and show us how to really love and forgive our spouse. Her love for both of us was evident throughout. With her help, we've learned to treat each other in ways I believe God intended. I am so thankful and rejoice the Lord brought Carolyn into our marriage. I am eternally grateful.
New insights, encouragement and counsel within the framework of authentic Catholic Christianity!
Carolyn has been a tremendous help to me over the past year by assisting me in the evaluation of relationship decisions, the healing process and moving forward with balance and peace of mind.
I have also seen her work with others to provide an emotionally safe environment for discussing difficult life situations and working through them. I have recommended her to friends who are struggling and need help and guidance. Carolyn is gifted with empathy and wisdom—a true blessing in many lives including my own!
Carolyn has a very special gift that I know in my heart is driven by the Holy Spirit, because I know how much humiliation, shame and hurt can come with a couple that has fallen short of this holy sacrament. I was apprehensive about dealing with my divorce, especially as it's not a subject to openly talk about.
I found comfort and help to identify the things I did wrong and things I did right toward the process of healing.
Carolyn has a gift, the ability to listen and nurture a person and let them know they are still loved after opening up. My quote for her is "You are Blessed to be a Blessing" Thank you for your continued support and love, and most of all, for making my Catholic Faith Journey fruitful. In His Spirit!
I’m writing to express my gratitude and appreciation for the life coaching I have received from Carolyn Klika over the past year and a half. She has been invaluable to me as I have worked through major life changes and issues.
I felt an immediate connection with her as it became obvious how insightful and compassionate she is in her
concern for the well-being of others. Carolyn truly has a gift for being able to listen, discern, and offer insightful and helpful words of support, encouragement, and advice. I highly recommend her without hesitation, to anyone seeking support and counsel in facing challenges, obstacles, and issues in their life.
You are an excellent Life Coach! Your sessions are powerful and so filled with the Holy Spirit!
It's a win-win! My husband and I went to Carolyn for mediation at a time when both of us were really fed up. After even the first session, we regained some hope where we had none before. She led us through a process of identifying areas of agreement, and helped us to resolve issues that we didn't feel safe to share at home. The amazing thing was that we both got immediate gains! Her way of mediating communication was respectful and caring. I would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their relationship.
You have been a great help to me. You’ve made me put things more in order and think a little differently
about how I approach them. Thanks again for all you’ve done!
Group Facilitator Testimonials
Carolyn is a rock star as a facilitator.
I appreciate that Carolyn is so knowledgeable on the Catholic faith and its teachings. I appreciated that Carolyn could always bring God's word into our discussions and remind us how God is there for us. Her knowledge of scripture was so valuable to me. She helped us in our journey to get closer to God and could bring her experience as a counselor into our individual situations and offer advice on how to get through this tough time. Carolyn is a strong facilitator. She is calm, focused and has our spiritual and emotional wellness as a priority.
Our facilitator, Carolyn, has the seemingly natural (though perhaps carefully cultivated over her career) instincts toward patience, active listening, empathy, forgiveness, self-awareness, genuine acceptance, and problem solving. And it is one thing to have these skills in yourself, but it is another thing entirely to have the ability to model these qualities in such a way as to somehow strengthen these qualities in others, which is exactly what happens when you spend time with Carolyn in a setting like this course. Even though I want to be helpful,
I could not possibly come up with a usable critique for Carolyn to improve on… she really is that good!
Our facilitator, Carolyn Klika, was amazing! On the scale, she is an 11! From the first day there was a sense of welcoming into the group without judgment or label. Everything she did from the initial opening prayer to making us feel we were in a safe place, snacks, to the thought provoking questions and shared personal experiences. I can’t say enough about how wonderful an environment was presented. The thought of going to a divorce ministry almost felt like I was being shamed into a meeting where I would be judged and that was never the case. My opinions were respected and listened to.
Carolyn is a gentle healer who listens thoughtfully and works with a servant's heart and abounding knowledge to help ease deep wounds and guide toward His love and redemption. She is a unique and giving person in these trying times. Carolyn is very knowledgeable - both on the Catholic faith and on human psychology. I was comforted not only by the course content but what Carolyn was able to expand upon because she is so knowledgeable. We are blessed to have her lead the group. She was always such a calming presence and gave a different perspective to all of the discussions. Carolyn is a wonderful facilitator. I would absolutely recommend her.
Carolyn has a kind and gentle approach, and is non-condemning, empathetic, relatable, sincere, and understanding as she has walked through the process. The class was not scary, threatening, nor condemning but helped us come to terms with where we are in the process. It helped us to see that God is still with us in the situation. I felt welcomed and never judged, we were encouraged, and found a confidential and safe place to share. We were lifted in prayer throughout the course and beyond.
Carolyn did an amazing job of facilitating the group. She always allowed each person time to talk, without interrupting. She provided affirmation of each person's contribution to the discussion. She was the queen of hospitality! Beautiful spirituality was incorporated throughout, as if she is listening to God at that moment.
The Holy Spirit works through Carolyn. I watched her meet everyone where they were at and help them grow in the direction they needed to. Carolyn is an amazing group leader! I am blessed to call her friend.
What was my favorite thing about the program? It was our leader, Carolyn being so well versed on the subject. Her guidance was very helpful.
Thank you, Carolyn for saying yes to leading this group and giving us your love, lessons, wisdom and hope.
Carolyn was great. She was very in touch with the whole group and very relaxed and low key to get participation. I could tell everyone really enjoyed Carolyn. She was on target and very well prepared. We got a lot out of the group.