About the Coach

Carla McNamara is a Life Coach with more than 15 years of experience working in the fields of Human Resources and Career Development. She is trained and certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the DISC Behavioral Profile.



Certified Empowerment Coach

As an involved community leader, she has served on several committees to enhance the quality of life in Shasta County. She is a board member of the North Valley Employer Advisory Council (NVEAC), a non-profit organization providing timely labor law information to local employers. As a consultant and executive coach, she works with businesses to improve employee/employer relations. As a career coach, she works with individuals in career transition, helping them discover their passion and do work they enjoy.


“As a coach, I am curious about my clients and what makes them tick. I like to challenge them to look beyond their fears and limiting beliefs, exploring what they are passionate about and what might be possible. Beyond the actual skill of coaching, I offer expertise in numerous career assessments and exploratory tools to help clients discover their ideal career path. Because of this I am able to customize coaching to meet the specific needs of each individual I work with.”

Education and Professional Certifications
  • B.A., Social Science, primary concentration Career/Life Planning, CSU Chico
  • Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Trained with Richard Bolles, Author of “What Color is Your Parachute?”
  • Registered Mentor Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Authorized DISC Administrator, Target Training International
  • Certified MBTI Practitioner, CPP Inc.
Public Speaking and Training Seminars
  • Leadership Training Retreat, Partnership Healthplan, Redding, CA
  • Workforce Productivity Training, Redding Chamber of Commerce
  • Career Development Workshops, Institute of Technology, Redding, CA
  • Marketing Your Business Effectively, Computer Logistics, Redding, CA
  • Career Advancement and Goal Setting Workshop, Pace Civil, Redding, CA
  • Time Management and Goal Setting Workshop, North Valley Bank, Redding, CA
  • Behavioral Profiling Workshop, North State Business Expo, Redding, CA
  • Life/Work Planning Workshop, Career Masters Institute, Atlanta, GA
  • Career Workshops, California Job Journal, Sacramento, Oakland and Stockton
Professional Affiliations
  • North Valley Employer Advisory Council
  • Leadership Redding
  • Northstate SHRM
  • Redding East Rotary
  • Reach Higher Shasta
  • CoachVille