We had the good fortune of connecting with Carla Romo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carla, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I had this urge to help others heal from relationships through self-love as I had done myself a few years prior. As dramatic as this sounds I had an epiphany where I asked myself, “If I were to die tomorrow would I be upset I never started my business?” The answer was obviously yes. From there I got to work and started building out my business.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Everyone always asks how one becomes a dating & relationship coach. I struggled myself around true self-love and confidence. It was reflected in all areas of my life but specifically in my intimate relationships. I have first hand experienced my own self-love journey and it’s rewarding to help people walk through theirs. I knew I wanted to expand beyond one on one clients so I began speaking all over the US which has led internationally. In addition, I wrote a book called Contagious Love: Break Free from Codependency for Damn Good. I wrote this book because I wanted to capture the depths of the relationship with yourself and how we interact with others. For me being an entrepreneur is so rewarding. You can literally take an idea or concept and create it into existence. Let me just tell you that I can one hundred percent say it doesn’t usually go as planned for what I want but it works out exactly the way it’s supposed to in the end.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Go to the San Diego Zoo! It’s so so good and not just for kids. After that head to Coronado Beach and dip dip your toes in the water and watch the sun set.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Brene Brown hands down was my inspiration around my own personal self-growth journey which inspired my business. Her vulnerability TEDxHouston changed my life. I even refer my clients to watch it. Her own personal story is inspiring and the research she does is life changing. Another career inspiration comes from the book the Alchemist. It’s so spiritual and is all about following your dreams despite what one might perceive to be a setback.