Clara Lucia Carrier, M.A., ACC

Breaking Through Consulting & Coaching, LLC


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Clara Lucia
Last Name
Carrier, M.A., ACC
Breaking Through Consulting & Coaching, LLC
Purpose Driven Entrepreneur, Strategist, Communicator, Life/Career Coach, Speaker
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1629 Abby Drive
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Purpose At the Center
According to studies, living with purpose makes us healthier, live longer, sleep better, delegate better, have more grace and resilience under pressure, and have better intimacy. Having purpose at the core has the power to move individuals or organizations from crisis to sustainability to contributing back to society.

Who We Are
Breaking Through Consulting & Coaching supports, encourages, and equips individuals and organizations to effectively and efficiently embrace and fulfill their purpose.

Our Mission
To help individuals and organizations break through, advance, and increase their influence and impact by finding, understanding, and activating their purpose.

Our Vision
A world where there is more empathy, meaning, and fulfillment for everyone, starting with ourselves first.
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Through meaningful collaboration and a listening heart, we can rapidly help you make radical improvements and achieve results through the following core services:

Breaking Through Branding, Strategy, and Messaging
Brands that place purpose at the core of their business outperform the stock market by 42%. We know just how to help brands stand out and cut through the clutter by identifying and placing purpose at the core of their people, programs, partnerships, and promotional efforts.

Breaking Through Coaching
80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% report improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication. Through a unique assessment tool, a discovery journey, and a proven coaching methodology, we identify and rally around the “purpose” as a unique framework that helps individuals and brands transform, break through barriers, achieve their full potential, increase their impact, and reach possibilities beyond what they thought was possible.

Breaking Through Fundraising
Forbes reported that 71.05% of nonprofits said they could use support or advice to communicate more effectively for fundraising and resource mobilization. We offer a holistic step-by-step process that has helps organizations significantly grow their business by gaining clarity about their message, creating compelling, long-term visions for their donors, and increasing employee engagement with the organization’s purpose and an abundance mindset in place
Practice Areas (select top 3)
  • Branding and Identity & Graphic Design
  • Communications, Marketing & Public Relations (including Research and Strategy)
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing/Editing
Client List
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Curamericas Global
Cardenas Markets Foundation
Opus Peace
EverThrive Illinois
People's Resource Center
Willow Creek Community Church
McDonald's Corporation
Testimonial 1
"I wholeheartedly believe that anyone looking for clarity for their journey and calling in life should utilize the gifts and skill set of Clara Lucia Carrier. She helped me draw out my purpose and set up a strategic plan to go after my heart desires. After working with her, my vision and confidence were elevated to new heights, and I felt equipped to move forward in following my life and career dreams."
Donna Iwicki, Coaching Client
Testimonial 2
"On behalf of Opus Peace, I want to highly recommend the work of Clara Lucia Carrier. If you are a nonprofit looking for ways to rejuvenate your business, re-brand, create messaging, re-energize, and get your nonprofit ready for the future, she is the person for the job. She is knowledgeable, personable, a great communicator, and a kind person who gets to know you and your business on a personal level so you can be true collaborating partners." Angie Snyder, President at Opus Peace.
Testimonial 3
"Clara has worked with us on multiple projects, including focused training of staff to develop our message and effectively share our story. Clara is well-organized, prompt, conscientious, and thorough. She does not allow activities to fall through the cracks and will bring up the people around her. She is also great at staying flexible as organizations grow and evolve. My extended professional experiences with Clara have been consistently positive and I would recommend Clara to any organization seeking support, additional capacity, training, or tools for effective, concise, and convicting communications."
Andrew Herrera, Executive Director at Curamericas Global.

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Speaker Bio
I am interested in engaging in more speaking engagements. A few years ago I was invited as a panelist for the ACN Annual Meeting. I have also been a guest contributor and presenter at the Sarkeys Foundation, board of directors meetings, and smaller women's groups.

Trained as a communicator, marketer, and journalist, I have been dedicated to strengthening and growing people and brands to find their purpose and sustain it over time. My 20-year experience as a dynamic and versatile bilingual/bi-cultural leader includes working with nonprofits such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, EverThrive Illinois, Curamericas Global, Willow Creek Community Church, Opus Peace, People’s Resource Center, Cardenas Markets Foundation, CASA Kane County; and for-profit companies like McDonald’s Corporation, The Hershey Company, Verizon, Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), and Southern Illinois University.
Topic 1
Leading With Purpose Means Using Our Influence, Saying “Yes,”​ and Giving Permission to Others
Topic 1 Description
We all have influence. We are able to positively impact, inspire, and ignite others into action, into leadership, no matter what we do, where we work, or what type of personality we have. We have the power and the responsibility to use our gifts and talents, our purpose, to move others into action and leadership.
Topic 2
Our Purpose = Our Becoming
Topic 2 Description
Cultivating a friendship with our emotions and taking responsibility for our own nourishment and self-care are the water and the sun that our souls need to thrive and serve others well.
Topic 3
Selling Your Purpose: Bringing a Sales Perspective to Non-Profits
Topic 3 Description
In a stereotypical sense, a salesperson is someone whose main goal is to sell you a product or service, get your money, and make you into a customer. As a nonprofit, it’s different. Your main goal is to make social change, generate donations, and make your donors into allies in your purposeful journey. But just because the goals are different, doesn’t mean that a nonprofit isn’t selling anything, or shouldn’t think of themselves as salespeople.

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