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Why work with me?

I bring a mix of skills, education, and life experience to my coaching, and I’ve successfully coached over a hundred men and women since starting my practice in 2013. My clients can tell you about their greater impact in the work productivity, leadership skills, and personal lives.

Why work with me? When I asked my former clients that question, they give one or more of these reasons – I make them feel comfortable and safe in our conversations, no matter what we discuss, second, that they experience feeling heard and that I’m a really good listener. That they experience my belief and faith in their well-being and wisdom makes it easier for them to find it in themselves.

In addition to realizing their individual goals, all of my clients learn how to navigate and manifest change with ease and grace, and that wisdom, clarity, and well-being can be experienced in any situation or circumstance that life throws at them.

George Carver

When I left the world of business and finance, I knew that helping people had to be the focus of my next career. In the year following my departure from my business partners and Wall Street, I suffered a series of health crises that serendipitously steered me towards the field of coaching. It took some time, but I recovered my health, and found my passion and calling, and committed myself to mastering change, both for my clients’ and my own growth and transformation.

I have two coaching credentials (Clarity Coach & Strozzi Coach), two masters degrees (MBA from ASU Thunderbird School of Management and an MFA Writing from Bennington College, and over 30 years’ experience in the business and non-profit world. My transformational approach to coaching requires no tools or techniques, and is entirely improvisational, which is where my 17 years performing improv comes in handy! Improv is all about responding authentically and skillfully to whatever is present in the moment. That’s coaching in a nutshell!

I love my work, my clients, my family and my life. I like to sum it up this way: we are all born with everything we need to realize our dreams and to live a fulfilling life of happiness and well-being. 

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with Kathy, my wife of 26 years. We have two grown children who share our love of the outdoors.

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Mud Wisdom

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George helped me slow down my thinking, listen quietly to my inner self, and focus on job opportunities where I could flourish and make a contribution. I began to develop a relaxed confidence in my strengths as a connector of people, ideas and nonprofits. 

I discovered an innate confidence in myself that had always been there, a confidence that allowed me to connect easily with people. Job interviews became nearly effortless! Today, I am thriving in my new job – confident, focused and happy.

~Tuck Barclay Resource Development Director, United Way

George gave me a way to look at myself and helped me identify issues with my communication style that were invisible to me: I was at a shareholder meeting discussing a difficult topic. I shared my opinion, but when another shareholder disagreed with me, I got defensive and shut down. My behavior also shut down a resolution to the issue. Afterwards, I realized that I was caught in an old pattern of thinking which had been invisible until I worked with George.

Understanding that it was only thinking that caused me to shut down and not respond, I was freed. The next day, I met with the person who had challenged me at the meeting. The freedom was fabulous; I spoke open and freely, without any feelings of defensiveness.

~Jane White CEO, Granahan Investment Management

Since I have been working with George, my life has changed radically. I feel more centered and grounded and now have the understanding to more easily manage my stresses and take the steps to increase my productivity. Our work has impacted my feelings, thoughts, work, and my interactions with colleagues and family. And I sleep better, which contributes to less stress, increasing again my productivity and focus. And being more centered allows for deeper connection with others. It’s a snowball effect, all parts supporting the others. Thank you, George, for helping getting this snowball rolling.

~James Bill Zia Architecture

George Carver is a highly intuitive life coach with an unusually broad range of experience and deep compassion. His dual backgrounds in the worlds of finance and creative expression inform and strengthen his coaching in very profound ways. He has helped me through a challenging transition into the a new phase of my life, for which I’m deeply grateful.

~Corey Fischer Writer, Actor, Director and Teacher; Co-founder, Traveling Jewish Theatre

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