About Carla

“You can absolutely grow through what you go through” 

Hello! My name is Carla Da Costa and I am the law of attraction coach, author and founder behind The Women’s Wellness Movement. I live in Perth, Western Australia with my two daughters and am the author of an award winning collection of books the Living With Heart series. The books are much loved guides supporting women to create and live their best life possible from the inside out and were awarded life coaching book/product of the year for 2017/2018.

Four years ago I was a totally different person than I am today. Four years ago I was a stay at home Mum, newly separated, realising that I had to return back to the paid workforce to support myself, knowing that everything that was in my life now was about to change and not knowing how life was going to look for me in twelve months. I’d never had a bill solely in my own name. I’d never lived on my own.

And then there was dating… I’d been with the same man since I was twenty one. And here I was at thirty three ~ not even sure who I was anymore or what I wanted for myself other than it to be different than what I’d just said goodbye too. Twelve years with the one person…it made me feel hesitant and unsure about putting myself back out there.

The truth is that if myself from four years ago came to my house, knocked on the door to visit me she would be blown away. She’d wonder where I got that glint in my eye, how my outlook got so positive and happy, how the heck I was financing this house and this life, how I managed to bags the guy I’m dating and for him to be the one punching above his weight (he totally is 😜).

She’d put down that milky latte and snack she was eating out of habit because she was tired and needed the caffeine and sugar to get through the day, and she’d take herself back to the Pilates studio that she’d let herself fall out of love with because she’d see that she had put everyone else’s needs above her own for long enough.

I’ve learnt that change starts by taking baby steps, every single day even when it feels challenging. And it’s sustained by holding onto a vision that is wonderful and true for you- no matter the distractions that sometimes happen.

Pilates, music, travel, sunshine and my family lift my spirits. I’m really into having a close, tight circle of friends. I’m certainly loyal, my close people don’t chop and change. I love and am drawn to down to earth, genuine souls from all walks of life. I’m not judgey. I’m forgiving to a fault. I have an easy laugh- including at myself. I am open but value my own privacy. Most definetly I’m a big-hearted, open hearted and a wear my smile on my sleeve kind of girl. And I don’t change- I am the same person with everyone I meet.

I’ve been single, married and divorced. I’ve dated. I’ve taken time away from dating to learn to be comfortable with me. I have experienced depression, anorexia and obsessive compulsive disorder. I spent six months of my early adolescent life in an adult psychiatric hospital recovering from the above three and thankfully have stayed recovered for over twenty years. If there is a defintion of what living in your head over you heart looks like when it goes completely off course, that experience would be it.

I’m always motivated and learning. I’ll always believe in putting my best foot forward but now I equally embrace my femininity, my needs, my desires, my intuition and my softer intimate side. And I know that when I do that, what is right for me presents itself when it’s meant to. There’s no make it happen anymore, I let it happen.

My desire is to see women glowing from the inside out and living a life that embraces us for who we are, before we are anything else to anyone else; a woman.

I know I’m a better everything – lover, Mother, friend, daughter, when I prioritise myself as a woman first.

There are practices that keep you healthy, radiant, positive and shining from the inside out and I am hugely passionate about them.

Exercise, being outdoors, laughter, good food, time with my girlfriends, meditation or quiet time, open heartedness and a willingness to grow, love, make mistakes sometimes and learn fast are mine. Follow me here long enough and you’ll hear about them all!

 

Fun Facts

Fan Girling: Elle Macpherson’s sexy strong fit body in the 90’s, my girlfriends, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lana Del Ray’s music, Jamie Oliver’s cooking, Jennifer Hawkin’s wardrobe and style, Tony Robbins for changing my life

Current Loves: Mini breaks over one long holiday, eye shadow, sleep-ins on a Sunday morning, candlelight, Pilates forever and always, letting others care for and be there for me completely- I’ve met some wonderful souls with that new attitude, smoothies, playlists on Spotify

Next Dream Destinations: Macchu Picchu, Vietnam, Japan

Self Love Musts: Moving my body, taking the time and effort to dress well, good food at the end of the day, laughter and conversation, music playing in the background, catching a sunrise or sunset, downtime, honesty and intimacy in my relationships and friendships, a glance at my diary and goals while I sip on my coffee in the morning

Favourite Anything: The Crown and Shameless (US version) on Netflix, The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer, Hibiki Suntory Whisky, a good live band, a handsome smile, flying, something to look forward to

Media

BIO

Carla Da Costa is the founder of the Women’s Wellness Movement and the award winning author and life coach behind the Living With Heart series of books. She works with and supports women to live at their best from the inside out. Carla is an advocate of healthy, positive living and the former co-owner of a Reformer Pilates studio. She lives and breathes the importance of combining movement, mindset and nutrition to help change our lives and to create a beautiful ripple effect to the ones we love around us

“ Often as women, we have to be the change we want to see in the lives of others. This is true for my life and it is something I am passionate about empowering women to create and share in their own. “

Carla’s aim is to support and empower women to heal their life, heal their hearts and help them to revision a grander, next version of themselves.  This simplistic approach to living and doing business is her passion behind the Women’s Wellness movement.

Carla is currently living in Perth, Western Australia with her two daughters and their dog Oliver. She spends her time at the beach, doing Pilates, creating and writing, catching up with friends and eating way more pasta than she should.

WORKSHOPS

Carla teaches and has run inspiring workshops for small groups. Topics have included:

  • Shining Bright as a modern woman
  • Vision boarding
  • Goal-setting and motivation
  • Nourishing ourselves through living by our values
  • Health and lifestyle

INTERVIEWS

Carla has written for numerous publications including The Huffington Post, Pilates By Lisa, Inspired Coach Magazine, The Elephant Journal, The Ladies Coach, Raspberry Magazine and The Working Mum’s Collective.

Topics have included goal setting and vision boarding, creativity, motherhood, life after mental illness, social media marketing, mindful eating and movement, relationships, wealth and living with a grateful attitude.


HEADSHOTS

Happy Praise

There’s a lot of people talking about creating positive change, but not quite as many actually doing it. This is where Carla’s brave work stands out; her message is her life. She is a courageous, kind and creative woman whom I’m blessed to know.


Claire Baker, Health & Life Coach - This is Life Blood

2017-03-09T13:48:35+08:00
There’s a lot of people talking about creating positive change, but not quite as many actually doing it. This is where Carla’s brave work stands out; her message is her life. She is a courageous, kind and creative woman whom I’m blessed to know. Claire Baker, Health & Life Coach - This is Life Blood

I adore Carla.  She’s kind-hearted, wise and wonderful, and she has a true gift for supporting women to reach their highest potential.


Carla brings love and joy to everyone she meets, and she shares her story with a special blend of truth and grace that allows women everywhere to not only share their own stories, but intentionally create their life and future too.


Sarah Jensen, Podcaster & Business Coach - Sarah Jensen

2017-03-09T14:04:22+08:00
I adore Carla.  She’s kind-hearted, wise and wonderful, and she has a true gift for supporting women to reach their highest potential. Carla brings love and joy to everyone she meets, and she shares her story with a special blend of truth and grace that allows women everywhere to not only share their own stories, but intentionally create their life and future too. Sarah Jensen, Podcaster & Business Coach - Sarah Jensen

I love Carla's bright, happy and balanced approach to life. She is a constant source of inspiration, wisdom and ideas - with a passion for health and wellness for the body, mind and soul.


Amy Zempilas,  Fashion, Style & Personal Blogger  - Absolute Amy

2017-03-09T14:05:38+08:00
I love Carla's bright, happy and balanced approach to life. She is a constant source of inspiration, wisdom and ideas - with a passion for health and wellness for the body, mind and soul. Amy Zempilas,  Fashion, Style & Personal Blogger  - Absolute Amy

Carla is a happy soul. Generous with her time and attention, loving and fun and she has practical knowledge and spiritual tools that really help - her passion is contagious!


Carla is constantly creating and is a wealth of resources.


Tracey Jewel, Author of Don’t Mess With The Goddess

2017-03-09T14:06:53+08:00
Carla is a happy soul. Generous with her time and attention, loving and fun and she has practical knowledge and spiritual tools that really help - her passion is contagious! Carla is constantly creating and is a wealth of resources. Tracey Jewel, Author of Don’t Mess With The Goddess

Say hello!

If you’re needing more personal care, I’m here to help. I’ve been completely in love with supporting and healing women for over four years. I work one-on-one so we can become clear on what you need to shift and bring more of into your life.


Please feel free to send me a quick email with your enquiries below.

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Carla Da Costa

Carla Da Costa Life Coach, Certified Law Of Attraction Coach, Author and Speaker