About

Carly Flagg, MA, CI/CT, CPIC, ACC

Carly Flagg provides compassionate, vision-oriented coaching to caregivers and service professionals who want to engage their work and life more joyfully.

Portrait of Carly Flagg with multicolored quilt in background.

My Coaching Story

I decided to see a life coach to help me “figure out the next chapter in my life.” The problem was that I was stuck in the doldrums of my daily demands and couldn’t see beyond the edge of my calendar. I had lost my vision for my life.

In my first session with my life coach, she asked me what I missed from times in my life when I felt a greater sense of vision. The answer was simple: “Color!”  I had recently moved out of a house that had colorful walls, a private office, and a yoga space to a small transitional apartment with white walls, a shared office, and no private retreat for me. I needed color and a space of my own (which seemed impossible in my current circumstances.) I remember the feeling of hope I felt when she said, “Would it be possible to paint a wall?”

That day, I stopped at the hardware store, bought a can of purple paint, and went home to paint the wall next to my desk in our shared office. That purple wall opened up a perspective shift for me that I couldn’t have predicted. Through coaching, I discovered keys that unlocked doors of possibility. I felt energized, excited and developed renewed awareness of myself that had gotten lost in the white walls.

Don’t worry! I’m not going to make you paint your house purple. That’s not my job. My job is to help you see the keys that open possibilities for you. What is your purple wall? I’m excited to find out!

About Me

Carly Flagg, MA, CI/CT, CPIC, ACC (she/her) owns Hands at Heart Coaching, LLC, and has served as an interpreter educator for 23 years, working at four ITPs including Pima Community College and Columbia College Chicago. Carly has also completed graduate work in Counseling at Northern Illinois University and is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator and Certified Professional Integration Coach, and holds ACC certification with the International Coaching Federation. 

Carly recently became an endorsed PSCPI (Peer Support and Consultation Project for Interpreters) facilitator and is beginning the process to train as a  Certified Nonviolent Communication educator. She offers life, career, and compassion fatigue coaching for service professionals from many backgrounds, including interpreters.  She brings practical experience and examples to her teaching, as well as a respect for each student’s learning style.  Participants are encouraged to ask questions, take risks, advocate for their own learning, and make lots of mistakes all in the name of learning!  

Living in Tucson, AZ with her husband and daughter, Carly calls herself a “serial hobbyist,” and loves sampling new creative and adventure activities. You can find her in her garden when the weather is cool, hiking a trail in the early morning, sewing cosplay outfits for her kid, meditating on her back porch, or reading a good story!

ICF Credentials and Standards. 
ACC Associate Certified Coach badge
Compassion Fatigue Educator Certificate training.  Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
The Institute for Integrative Intelligence.  CPIC Certified Professional Integrative Coach