210 Summit Ave E

Seattle, WA 98102

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Essential Life Skills  | Unleash Your Brilliance

Elemental Communication

Carrie Sjaarda, Ph.D.

Innovator | Trainer | Consultant


Ponder this . . . 



What do you want that you've given up hope of ever having? 

What if you could have it?

Carrie Sjaarda specializes in creating simple tools that enable people to take charge of their experience and thrive in the midst of normal and extraordinary situations. 


Carrie has a Ph.D.
in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and is a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP).  During her 20 year technical career, she loved the challenge of creating products that were simple, intuitive, and made people’s lives better.   She excelled in the challenge of working with diverse teams and creating an environment where trust, respect, and honest communication resulted in optimal performance.  Carrie thrives in the challenge of using logic and intuition to arrive at solutions that surpass expectations and create a feeling of deep satisfaction. 

In 2007, Carrie answered an undeniable call to expand beyond engineering and product development.  NLP intrigued her because it provides a way to access what really drives behavior and beliefs, and then seamlessly shift those in a way that brings a whole system into its natural balance.  It’s like having your clothes tailor made.  Suddenly, everything in life starts to fit right.   

​Over the past seven years, Carrie has been working with clients and teaching communication, self knowledge, emotional balance, and intentional living. Carrie masterfully designs processes that help people create a deep intimacy within. The result is that the brilliance that is within each of us begins to reveal itself, shifting people in a life that truly feels worth living.  Her classes, corporate consulting, and individual client sessions all share this in common.  She creates and teaches Essential Life Skills for real people to be used in the moment when they need them to be their best selves.  The tools create exceptional personal flexibility. It’s like having a personal dashboard that allows people to navigate life fully engaged and confident in their resourcefulness.