Welcome! I’m Carolyn Maul.

I’m a Professional Life Coach & Holistic Fitness Expert. I also serve as VP of Business Development for an amazing non-profit called Synergy of Empowered women.

I work with clients all over the world via phone / Skype / or in-person if you live in the Los Angeles area. All topics are open to discussion, from how to eat healthy without guilt or sacrifice, how to exercise to get the body and athletic performance they desire, or how to openly communicate with their family, friends and co-workers so that everyone’s needs are heard and met. Essentially, we discuss how to Create Their Future Selves!

My goal is to add more value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by giving you tools that you can immediately use to improve your health, relationships, and happiness.

I’ve incorporated over a decade of training as a Life Coach, Personal Trainer,  Entrepreneur, Athlete, Mother, Nutritionist, Yogi, Executive Leadership coach, and Artist into my Signature System: “Create Your Future Self” that my clients use to consistently get amazing results!

Where I'm From

I grew up in Ohio, spent 16 years living in Arizona and other beautiful Western US locations, 6 years in Southern New Hampshire and now reside in sunny Southern California.  Living in the land of Los Angeles brings the opportunity to work with highly successful and highly stressed people! It’s like the energy of L.A. just emanates up through Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Westwood, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and by the time it reaches ME in lil old Ventura, well, I can handle it!

I started my first business in 2006 doing in-home coaching for fitness and nutrition in Flagstaff, Arizona. It wasn’t long before I realized my passion was actually learning the STORY behind why my clients weren’t where they said they wanted to be.  That, and, I was pretty tired of driving around Flagstaff all day! I opened my own boutique fitness studio called Synergy Total Fitness in 2008 where we specialized in Personal Training, Yoga, and Spinning. It was awesome!

I won the 2009 Best of Flagstaff, AZ award for Personal Training services and was nominated for the prestigious Athena award for Women in Business through the Chamber of Commerce.

I decided wherever I was, I would help people feel healthy, connected and On Purpose by teaching them daily habits that create measurable results.

What I Do

My clients have had all sorts of positive life changes, from losing 100 pounds or winning Figure Competitions, to the less obvious but just as thrilling results of healing relationships, learning how to communicate in a way their needs are met and they feel seen, heard and respected. Everyone has things they desire to up-level.  

My most rewarding work comes from helping clients develop a level of self-mastery in many areas of their life so that they are able to live a life that is authentic and in alignment with their core values.

What We Do Together

I believe you must bring your whole self into the coaching process if you want to create real and lasting change. That includes your personality, your honesty, your spirituality and most importantly your sense of humor.

I’m known to deliver highly innovative and high quality wellness and personal development coaching, programs, and Intensives.

That’s because my team and I care deeply about you and are committed to serving you on a personal, “high-touch / low-tech” level.  My clients get intimate access to me. Once I am on your Team, you can text me during business hours, email me 24/7, and expect that if you are having a crisis between our scheduled calls I will pick up the phone. 

Through my products, programs and  live events I share practical wisdom in every area of personal development, wellness, and relationships.

I got to this point in my career by learning not just from books, but from my own mistakes and success! I never pretend to have all the answers and I make my fair share of mistakes, too… But, my commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m living and learning and to keep it real and honest as I go.

Professional BIO:
  • Carolyn has been featured in The Huffington Post, Organic Living Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Mountain Living Magazine, The Nashua Telegraph, Arizona Daily Sun, dozens of podcasts and as a guest on WGIR New Hampshire radio “Ask the Experts” show.
  • As one of the top personal life coaches and motivational speakers in the field, her authentic, powerful, and occasionally hilarious training sessions and seminars keep people coming back again and again. An Entrepreneur,  Life Coach, Fitness Personality, Wellness Expert, Author, Seminar Leader, Spin instructor, yoga teacher, childhood obesity activist, guest chef, artist, and giver at heart, highlights from Carolyn’s extraordinary career include:
  • CEO of CEM Enterprises LLC.
  • Author of W.E.A.L.T.H. ~ Affirmations for Abundance and corresponding 6 week Health&Wealth Lifestyle Design course.
  • Founding Synergy Total Fitness, a small private fitness studio, that specialized in Personal Training, Nutrition consultation, Spinning and Yoga classes from 2007-2010.
  • Winning the 2009 Best of Flagstaff award for Personal Training services.
  • Author of Clean, Simple Delicious Cooking Classes and corresponding cookbook by the same name.
  • Nominated for the prestigious  Athena Young Professional Award.
  • Partnered with Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Childhood Obesity Clinic in designing and implementing appropriate exercise programs for ages 11-15 to fight our nation’s current obesity epidemic
  • Lead strength conditioning coach and team nutrition consultant for the competitive gymnasts ages 8-15 at Summit Gymnastics Academy.
  • Preferred contractor with the City of Flagstaff to provide Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching to referrals from the County Drug Courts and probationary system.
  • Mother of two beautiful young athletes of her own, ages 20 and 16.


  • Gilmour Academy – Gates Mills, Ohio   1993
  • University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ 2000  Graduated Magna Cum Laude (top 10%)
  • Clayton College of Natural Health – 2006  Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition  – Graduated with Highest Honors


  • 2006 – American Council on Exercise certified Personal Trainer
  • 2007 – Mad Dog Athletics Spin Instructor
  • 2008 – Lifestyle Fitness Coach
  • 2011 – YogaFit Level 2
  • 2011 – TRX certified trainer
  • 2012 – Executive Leadership Coach
  • 2012 – P90X Certified Instructor
  • 2013 – 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher with YogaWorks
  • 2016 –  Crossfit Certified Judge for the Crossfit Open Games
  •  2018 – Appointed to NANOE’S Board of Governors (National Association of Nonprofit Organization Executives)
  • 2018 – Current CPR / AED ( certified continuously since 1997)


Competitions / Races


  • Spartan BEAST race World Championships in Killington, VT – Finisher
  • Crossfit Nashua Beastly Bunch Team Competition – 1st place


  • Crossfit Nashua Turkey Tussle Team Competition – 1st place


  •   Fitness America Pageant at Mohegan Sun, CT  – Top 10


  • Fitness America Pageant Figure and Bikini competitor
  • FAP Top 10 Figure
  • INBA 1st place Figure
  • INBA 1st place Sports Model
  • ABA 1st place Figure
  • Runner up ABA Ms. Fitness
  • Runner up INBA Bikini
  • NPC Top 10 Figure AZ Western Regional


  • NPC Top 10 Figure AZ Western Regional
  • 2nd place FAC Triathlon


  • Top 5 in Figure NPC Max Muscle
  • Platinum status road cyclist in El Tour de Tucson (5:30 for 109 miles)
  • 3rd place in the 12 mile Solstice Trail Run


  • Finisher Buffalo Springs Half Ironman
  • Finisher PF Changs Rock n Roll Marathon, Phoenix


  • 1st Place MBAA Mountain Bike Series
  • Finisher Tucson Marathon