When the Pandemic began, I was overwhelmed with information, and MISinformation. Carmel guided me and connected me to the resources I needed to make science-based, informed decisions about my health with regards to masks and vaccine choice. I will be eternally grateful for her knowledge, kindness, patience, and connections. Carmel is a Medical and Religious Freedom warrior.
CAUTION: before you decide to read her book or coach with Carmel, practice pulling your ripcord — you have no idea where this adventure could lead.
Thank you Carmel.
Scott & Kathleen
My life was already great, but then I took Carmel Mooney’s “Been There Comped That” class and it got even better.
I learned how to get assignments as a travel writer and how to visit places for free with my family in exchange for writing articles about them.
I even broke into Radio doing travel segments.
Carmel is very knowledgeable about the subject, and presents it in a fascinating manner. It was the first class I ever took where I was so excited I couldn’t sleep that night.
I highly recommend this class and her coaching.
I met Carmel around 2005 at various Travel Writing associations and then hosted her and her family on several subsequent press trips to the travel tourism destination that I represented.
She always conducted herself professionally & produced excellent media coverage for our destination so it was a pleasure to invite her back several times over the years.
As time went on, we became friends and she was very instrumental in coaching me through comping my own trip to Ireland which was the adventure of a lifetime.
I even ended up placing a story about it in one of Carmel’s online publications. I highly recommend Carmel’s instruction in comping/Travel Writing. Her focus is professionalism and integrity and I wish more travel writers, bloggers, and vloggers would learn from her.
I first made Carmel’s acquaintance from taking one of her amazing online courses in 2004 on how to become a travel writer and travel for free/comped.
I immediately put her easy-to-follow instruction into practice and began comping vacations to South Padre Island, Houston, San Antonio, and many other travel destinations for me and my family. I even learned from Carmel how to start my own column where I have comped travel and dining for over 14 years now, thanks to her teaching and coaching.
Eventually, Carmel and I met in person when she came to Texas on a comped travel writing trip with two of her daughters, and we became fast friends which led to me managing her book signings in South Texas and I was thrilled to facilitate her coming to teach a seminar for the Writers League of Texas where she taught dozens of us how to comp travel all over the world.
She is a wonderful mother, writer, and coach. I am honored to be her student and friend.
I first met Carmel back in 2002 while taking some of her courses on writing and publishing. She became instrumental as a writing coach in helping me to get several books published and in growing my world -wide deliverance ministry for demonic harassment victims. She later assisted me in editing and promoting my books with great success all over the globe.
Carmel has become a dear friend for over 15 years now. My husband and I even spend the holidays with her and her beautiful family. I have nothing but respect and admiration for her kindness, integrity, servant heart, and vast knowledge in deliverance, travel writing, and coaching.
Carmel and I first met in 1990 when she coached me in fitness and wellness and personal development. Over the years, Carmel coached me in my life goal to become a high school history teacher and believed in me and assisted me in overcoming huge challenges with my disabilities. Carmel is one of the most influential people in my personal success story.
A devoted wife and mother, talented writer, wonderful friend, and gifted travel writing instructor, she helps so many clients and students realize their goals of traveling the world for free, better health, and more meaningful lives. She knows how to encourage, inspire, motivate, educate, and empower like a good teacher should.
She is one of the most non-judgmental and accepting people I have ever known. She loves people right where they are, and she knows how to inspire them to be their very best. Carmel gives generously of her talents, resources, and time, not just to her clients and friends but to charities and to those less fortunate. I value that tremendously.
I have worked with Carmel as a travel writer for many years. I have hosted Carmel on press trips and FAM tours and have found her to be a pleasure to work with as a travel journalist.
She is a woman of ethics in both the business world and in her personal life and a true media professional who delivers what she promises.
Carmel has become a friend and colleague in the travel and tourism arena and is respected and admired by many of my CVB colleagues in travel and tourism across the nation.
I love how she coaches others who love to travel, how to break in to travel writing, and how to comp travel with professionalism. She is a well-respected source of information and has a passion for teaching others how to do what she loves to do, traveling for free while sharing her love and enthusiasm for writing, story-telling, travel and tourism.
She helped me to figure out how to utilize my space in a much more efficient way. Carmel was VERY helpful and was VERY non-judgmental. I would recommend her to any friends that need help getting started in the right direction when it comes to organizational coaching.
Since working with Carmel, I have successfully launched a business, gone back to school to further my education, and began a new life after divorce, that honors me and my passions. She’s supportive, gentle, and compassionate yet gifted at helping me focus on what’s important to me, what stands in my way, and what next steps I want and need to take to accomplish my short term and long term goals. I feel heard, and that’s been vital to the coaching process. Her wisdom and creativity I’ve found practical and inspirational. I’ve found myself, after sessions, thinking, “That was worth every dollar.”
Carmel is able to strike a unique balance of careful listening with sharing her vast knowledge, experience, and ideas. She has been an exemplary professional coach. She exhibits a unique sense of interest in my journey and her insights and direction are always on target.
Carmel is warm, honest, insightful and fun to be around. She’s challenging when it’s needed and always supportive. Her words of wisdom gave me just the right nudge at the right moments to make challenging transitions in my career path. I can’t recommend her enough. You’ll be in great hands if you decide to work with her.
I’ve worked with Carmel for several years and found her to be a highly effective Life Coach. Whether you’re hoping to improve your personal or professional life, Carmel gives you the tools, encouragement, and insights, to help you set and attain reachable goals and stay on track.
Her gift is inspiring and helping you to get “unstuck”, and holding you accountable, while offering guidance and experience with just the right balance. Every session or class invested with Carmel will reap significant rewards. Learning how to travel around the world free of cost, while covering my journey on my blog and other outlets, has been priceless.
Carmel has been an incredibly helpful and supportive coach for me and my family for over 12 years. She is a seemingly endless source of of knowledge, wisdom, and experience in countless areas including ASD and homeschooling with special needs.
Carmel has coached us in our ASD journey, and has limitless compassion, empathy, and understanding about what special needs parents and families face. A remarkable and dedicated mother, herself, she inspires me and encourages me in a profound way. Whether it’s navigating biomedical interventions and special needs resources, caring for aging parents, fermenting foods for gut health, organic gardening and cooking, special needs travel, homeschooling, ADA compliant service animals, or essential oils to mitigate stress and anxiety, she’s done it all and knows her stuff backwards and forwards.
I’ve personally known several parents and grandparents whose kids’ lives were saved by the service dogs she has trained for them, and I have seen several children recover from their ASD diagnosis from the interventions that Carmel guided them through. She was able to help us get a $14,000 grant for our son’s biomedical interventions in Maryland, and now he is no longer diagnosed on the spectrum and pulling straight A’s in school. There are no words to describe our level of gratitude.
A few years ago, I took a (comped) travel writing class with Carmel. My main goal was to learn how to write text to accompany my photography.
Not only did her class help me with that, but I learned how to travel for free as a travel writer. It was one of the most valuable and fun classes I have ever taken.
She has been quite an inspiration to me through the years and she continues to amaze me with her talents.
Carmel is finally someone I can truly be myself with. I’ve always felt so safe telling her what’s going on. When I first met her, I was experiencing a lot of anxiety and health challenges along with low self-esteem. Carmel’s knowledge and wisdom in functional nutrition is phenomenal. After learning a lot about gut health and fermented foods (kombucha, kefir, fermented vegetables, etc.) and essential oil blends from Carmel, my health and sleep have returned, and my anxiety is gone.
Carmel coaches holistically and also taught me about biblical deliverance and showed me how to spiritually break free from negative thought patterns, anxiety, and heaviness that had previously totally consumed and often paralyzed me. Most important, perhaps, is she taught me how to close the doors permanently, so that chapter of my life can remain behind me.
Carmel has helped me to become the stronger, more capable individual that she has seen in me all along. I look forward to every coaching session with Carmel.
Having been through many of life’s trials and tribulations, I’ve confided in Carmel knowing 4 things:
1. That what I said to her in confidence was safely locked away.
2. That she would offer coaching that was grounded in Godly and biblical principles.
3. That she had personal experience to draw from.
4. Having been through many of her own trials, she had a strong understanding of mine. Her own experiences have given her a unique perspective of empathy for others.
I’m excited for the opportunities that her life coaching, through a biblical perspective, bring to me and others.
May God bless you on your journey through this experience of Christian life coaching with Carmel.